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Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 6 weeks straight for perimenopause symptoms, left me with symptoms of estrogen dominance.?

Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 6 weeks straight for perimenopause symptoms, left me with symptoms of estrogen dominance.?

Other reasons: The menopause transition is a highly specialized treatment area. Hormones changes are very common and fluctuations very high. There are also a lot of misconceptions about what to treat. Estrogen can vary from very low to very high amounts over just a few days. It really requires a specialist to guide someone through it. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) will not affect estrogen levels generally at all. ...Read more

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Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of estrogen dominance/low progesterone? I am 44 possibly perimenopause. Spotting btw periods/clotty periods. Tsh & pap normal.

What are the symptoms of estrogen dominance/low progesterone? I am 44 possibly perimenopause. Spotting btw periods/clotty periods. Tsh & pap normal.

See below: In women struggling through peri-menopausal transition, cycles where you do not ovulate are common. This is similar to being stuck in the first half of your cycle where estrogen is the dominant hormone. This can be balanced by either taking birth control pills, or using Progesterone (provera (medroxyprogesterone) for example) during the latter half of each cycle. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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When do you take progesterone in cycle to treat estrogen dominance?

When do you take progesterone in cycle to treat estrogen dominance?

Day 14-28 of cycle.: The first day of your period/cycle/menses is day one. Take Progesterone the 14th day after your period thru 28th. Explore why you are estrogen dominant in the first place. Common causes include not ovulating (? Hormonal imbalance, stress, meds, excess body fat, sugar/refined carbs), constipation (? Lack of fruit/vegs/exercise, food sensitivites), non-organic foods, and abnormal estrogen metabolism. ...Read more

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How long does it take zinc to work for low progesterone/estrogen dominance?

Zinc: Zinc does not necessarily work at all for low progesterone/ estrogen dominance which is normal in the first half of the menstrual cycle. To help more would require knowing what symptoms you are having and how you got this diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have estrogen dominance or progesterone deficiency?

How can I tell if I have estrogen dominance or progesterone deficiency?

Why do: You think you have either one. Need a lot more information to help you. Check w/your doctor. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. ...Read more

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What are the effects (good and bad) of using over-the-counter progesterone cream for estrogen dominance?

What are the effects (good and bad) of using over-the-counter progesterone cream for estrogen dominance?

OTC progesterone: The bad: they rarely contain progesterone, when they do you don't know how much is being delivered, 'estrogen dominance' is not a disease or well-defined abnormailty. Women with amenorrhea because of ovulatory problems can get good help in lots of ways, these creams are not one of them. ...Read more

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When I take my progesterone I have signs of estrogen dominance, but when I don't I get hypothyroid again, what should I do?

When I take my progesterone I have signs of estrogen dominance, but when I don't I get hypothyroid again, what should I do?

See endocrinologist: If your Progesterone levels are impacting your thyroid levels to that extent, you probably need to have an expert looking at your overall hormone picture. Your situation is one which merits special attention. Seek out a recommended endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause dark circles under the eyes?

Can low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause dark circles under the eyes?

Allergic shiners: Dark circles under the eye are usually caused by allergies and are known as allergic shiners. I know of no relationship to estrogen or progesterone. ...Read more

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How can I treat estrogen dominance? Bcp don't really help me. Can I try progesterone creams or supplements and which ones should I try?

How can I treat estrogen dominance? Bcp don't really help me. Can I try progesterone creams or supplements and which ones should I try?

Is this a problem?: Estrogen dominance in the face of normal menstrual cycles is NOT a medical problem that requires treatment. If your periods are irregular or prolonged, then see a GYN MD and find out why and if treatment is needed it will be medically supervised. ...Read more

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Can progesterone cream be used to treat estrogen dominance in someone with pcos instead of bcp?

Yes, but...: It can but you would need to be monitored very carefully with bloodwork and ultrasounds. Cream that is compounded may not be absorber in a predictable way. And also you never really know the exact dose you are getting. So to protect yourself you need to be monitored carefully by a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Why do you get esteogen dominance from being in Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) if th ingredient is progesterone?

Some confusion: Did your gyn test you and tell you that there is too much estrogen? Most doctors don't believe this theory, since it has no medical research behind it. Most people who promulgate it are self serving. Anyway, the conversation about "estrogen dominance" is usually centered around the symptoms of menopause. Don't worry about this subject, it's not real. ...Read more

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Does high androstenidione level in a girl with pcos imply that she has estrogen dominance or low progesterone?

Does high androstenidione level in a girl with pcos imply that she has estrogen dominance or low progesterone?

Unclear: Usually, patients with pcos have normal adrenal hormone levels- normal androstenedione, normal dhea and normal 17 hydroxyprogesterone- the most common finding is isolated high free testosterone. The problem is lack of ovulation and excessive production of male hormones in the ovary. I would ask your doctor to clarify the elevated adrenal levels. She may need more evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause acne in women with pcos? How does that happen?

Why does low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause acne in women with pcos? How does that happen?

Hyperandrogenism: Acne in women with pcos is caused by hyperandrogenism (too much male-type hormones) including testosterone, produced by the ovaries. Insulin resistance promotes hyperandrogenism. Treatments include Insulin sensitizers like metformin if you're trying to conceive, or birth control pills and anti-androgens like spironolactone if not ttc. 'low progesterone' occurs in women with pcos who don't ovulate. ...Read more

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I want to know if it is good to apply progesterone gel. This is for premenstrual syndrome, abdominal fat and estrogen dominance.

I want to know if it is good to apply progesterone gel. This is for premenstrual syndrome, abdominal fat and estrogen dominance.

Gynecologist: This question is best answered by your gynecologist. Progesterone, if not really indicated medically, can have harmful effects on blood pressure for one thing. On the other hand, if your gynecologist prescribes it I would be more reassured. ...Read more

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Can progesterone pills be taken instead of an estrogen-drospirenone bcp like yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to treat estrogen dominance and acne in a skinny girl with pcos?

Can progesterone pills be taken instead of an estrogen-drospirenone bcp like yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to treat estrogen dominance and acne in a skinny girl with pcos?

Estrogen is better: Because pcos (which can cause acne) is a relative imbalance if estrogen & testosterone, the estrogen in ocp's can be more helpful while still protecting against pregnancy. Pcos can have serious long-term health consequences so it should be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms to look out for when progesterone is high?

Pregnant?: A high Progesterone is normal the second half of the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy. Other than those 2 situations, there really aren't any conditions that cause naturally high Progesterone levels. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low progesterone in women? Can progesterone levels be tested?

What are symptoms of low progesterone in women? Can progesterone levels be tested?

Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Justmommies. Com/getting-pregnant/having-problems-getting-pregnant/signs-low-progesterone. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/women/progesterone-15286. http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/best-natural-anti-depressants? Page=3. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of progesterone deficiency in women?

Progesterone: The most common symptom is irregular menses caused by non-ovulatory cycles. Another may be sustained spotting for a week or more. The action of progesterone is to prepare the lining of the womb for a potential implantation (pregnancy). When there is a lack of sufficient progesterone the lining degenerates and various withdrawal bleeding episodes can occur, ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low progesterone? Is 35 day regular cycle normal or it speaks about abnormal hormonal levels?

Possible: Normal cycle is 21-35 days so there is a range. 35 days is kind of on the borderline. If you are worried about low progesterone your provider can order a level drawn, usually around day 21, or 7 days after LH surge if you are doing ovulation testing. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 25 year old woman and showing bad symptoms of progesterone deficiency im not sure what to do. Don't have insurance and im scared?

Hi I'm a 25 year old woman and showing bad symptoms of progesterone deficiency im not sure what to do. Don't have insurance and im scared?

Symptoms in medicine: Hi. Here's a very well time tested and proven philosophy of medicine: there is no symptom specific to any single disease, and no disease specific to any single symptom. So when you say someone has symptoms of a rare condition (e.g., progesterone deficiency) bear in mind those same symptoms can be seen WITHOUT that condition, with some other condition, or with no identifiable disease at all. ...Read more

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Could puffy face be a symptom of low progesterone or progesterone deficiency?

Could puffy face be a symptom of low progesterone or progesterone deficiency?

Moon face: Probably related to glucocorticoid excess than to progesterone level. Obesity definitely be associated with puffy face too. ...Read more

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Want to start taking maca for menopause symptoms can I use it with progesterone cream.?

Maca & Menopause: Maca is a natural plant protein that can help increase testosterone levels naturally. It helps women with energy and muscle building which we can lose in menopause. It is not great for estrogen/progesterone related symptoms of hot flashes, mood swings or dryness. You can use Progesterone simaltaneously as long as you are a good candidate for hormone replacement. ...Read more

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In HRT is it best to take estrogen separate from progesterone or together for symptom relief?

There is some: Recent disagreement on this subject. Best to discuss the specifics with your doctor, or even with more than one doctor for a broader range of opinions and then make the best decision for your individual case. ...Read more