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Day 11. Off hrt. Bleeding spell midday w clots & tiredness. Why midday? Take prometrium (micronized progesterone) to stop bleed ? How to balance hormones ?Who in nyc ?

Day 11. Off hrt. Bleeding spell  midday w clots & tiredness. Why midday?  Take prometrium (micronized progesterone)  to stop bleed ? How to balance hormones ?Who in nyc ?

FATIGUE IS THE KEY: Altho more details about your medical conditions and history are important, abnormal bleeding and fatigue in a lady of your age is either caused by hormonal issues, such as perimenopause and an underactive thyroid gland, and may be associated with anemia and a vitamin B12 deficiency. I am located in nyc and would be glad to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
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Micronized Progesterone (Definition)

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Im pregnant and taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) 400 mg a day, why am i so tired?

Im pregnant and taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) 400 mg a day, why am i so tired?

2 reasons: One of the first symptoms of pregnancy is overwhelming fatigue. This often occurs even before nausea. Unfortunately, this is also a side effect of progesterone supplements. We counsel women to take progesterone at bedtime to minimize the side effects, but some women still complain of fatigue during the day. Try to avoid compensating with caffeine. It's ok to take more naps! ...Read more

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What is prometrium (micronized progesterone) used for?

What is prometrium (micronized progesterone) used for?

Progesterone: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a bio identical hormone which is used to initiate withdrawal bleeding after a cycle where ovulation doesn't occur or it can be used to support a pregnancy when the Progesterone level is too low. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Please describe the medication: prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a micronized Progesterone in the form of a capsule. The Progesterone is a plant source and being micronized improves oral absorption. Progesterone can be utilized for different uses, most commonly to induce menses, support pregnancies in ivf, and in postmenopausal hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Is the micronized progesterone any different from regular progesterone?

Is the micronized progesterone any different from regular progesterone?

Micronized P4: Practically speaking, for someone using progsterone, no. Progesterone does not dissovle well in water, and so it's poorly absorbed unless micronized in oil. You can think of 'micronized' as meaning dissolved, although it's not quite identical. ...Read more

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How long does prometrium (micronized progesterone) stay in your system? Does it build up over time and how long before its depleted?

How long does prometrium (micronized progesterone) stay in your system? Does it build up over time and how long before its depleted?

About 1 day: Half life is around 28 hours, meaning half is gone every 28 hours you don't take it. You don't build up a store of it either. So within a few days, it is gone from your system hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Yes: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules can be taken vaginally. When a woman is pregnant and needs extra Progesterone that is usually the way it is given. I have occasionally had my non pregnant patients take Prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally. The capsule needs to be inserted in the vagina up near the cervix at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can oral micronized progesterone make you fat?

No.: There is no real evidence that taking Progesterone or other hormones with cause you to gain weight. 20 years ago when birth control pills were much higher doses of hormones than they are today gained a reputation for creating "water weight" gain ..... But that was patient complaint, not medical evidence. Micronized Progesterone is not likely to contribute to any weight changes you experience. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Prometrium (Definition)

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