It has been over a month since I started using progesterone cream for my Endometriosis. I was really waiting to see any real outcome from it that I could report to you, which is why I have not mentioned it until now. I had my hormone levels checked and it revealed that my progesterone levels were definitely on the low side; not that low but low enough to create some imbalances in my body.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to go down the track of progesterone cream as I felt it was merely targeting a symptom of Endometriosis and to me, this doesn’t really ever get to the root of the problem. However, as a blogger and as the question of whether there could be any truth to the results other women with Endo had experienced, I just had to give it a try!
The first week was probably the hardest. I experienced extreme emotions with the cream. I knew there were going to be some reactions from it, as it had been revealed in the book by Dr. John Lee. In the initial stages of taking progesterone cream, the estrogen is actually elevated in the blood stream, as it leaves the receptor sites in the body. This means, we are likely to experience more estrogen-dominant symptoms initially. I knew they were coming and yet somehow I wasn’t really that prepared—how do you really prepare for an emotional extreme? I was using a 5 cent piece worth of cream on my body, in different parts, both morning and night at this stage, and decided to perhaps lower the dosage until things settled down a little. Week 2 was a little better and I felt like the extreme emotions had calmed down a little.
It has now been a month and I am using a 5 cent piece worth of cream in the morning and night. I use it on my face as a moisturiser sometimes or on my neck. Ideally, you want to use it on a part of the body where the skin lies quite close to the surface of the body, which allows it to absorb easier.
For a week I didn’t use the cream and it was funny but I actually got that extreme panicky emotion that I used to get. It was a heightened sense of anxiety about everything. I initially thought it was just the extremes of my life at the moment, until I started using the cream again on the weekend and that familiar sense of calm and ease with life came back.
I know many girls have reported that progesterone cream didn’t have any effect on them at all. There are a number of reasons that this can happen:
- The cream they are taking is not natural or is made of the wrong ingredients. I used to think we could simply take wild yam cream, until I researched things further and discovered that this isn’t actually correct. We need to take a pure progesterone. There are heaps of synthetic creams on the market and your body simply doesn’t recognize them in order to use them for its receptor sites—it is like fitting a key in a lock. It has to be the right fit!
- The body is converting the progesterone into other hormones instead of progesterone. This relates to a reaction the body takes to a foreign ingredient. To avoid this from happening, we can drink chamomile tea, eat goji berries or take passionflower in tincture. Passionflower is the best one and I just love how beautiful these flower are!
So, what was the cream that I used? It is called Natpro progesterone cream. It contains pure progesterone and a heap of other natural based ingredients.
I can see a real benefit in using progesterone cream now that I have tried it. It calms you down. This is hugely important for our healing. It makes you less panicky and less stressed and it certainly helps with other symptoms too. My last period was much shorter than the previous ones and the heaviness was reduced.
Though I don’t think it is a permanent solution for Endometriosis, I can see that it would be a great stepping stone to get us level-headed and allow us some time to gain energy to take our healing to the next level. The real key to healing, I believe, lies in focusing on detoxing and cleansing the liver.
Have you tried progesterone cream? What results did you have?