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Re: please reply-hormonal ? and meds-BarbaraCat

Posted by nmk on July 10, 2003, at 13:37:14

In reply to Re: please reply-hormonal ? and meds, posted by nmk on July 10, 2003, at 13:36:02

> Hi Barbara,
> I have a question for you. The holistic MD that I saw last week had me start on a 7% progesterone cream (1/8 teaspoon days 1-13 of my cycle and 1/4 teaspoon x 2 per day from day 14 until menses). He felt this would provide some relief for me until the results of my bloodwork come back in a few weeks. Anyway, I have been on it for 5 days and have noticed that my depression is worse than usual at this point in my cycle. The doc is out of town for two weeks and I am wondering if I should hold off on the cream until I see him in a few weeks. Prior to that appt., I will be meeting with my pdoc and I fear that I will see the eyes rolling when I tell him about this.
> I know that synthetic progestins can induce depression but what about natural progesterone? Also, shouldn't progesterone be used in conjunction with estrogen? Are you taking any natural hormone supplements and if so, how does your doc determine how much to administer from month to month since it would vary throughout your cycle? Does she measure hormone levels throughout the month? This is soooooooooo confusing.
> Do you have any great books to recommend? I am trying to gather as much information as possible so I don't sound like a babbling idiot when I meet with all these docs.
> Thanks again Barbara for are a sweetheart.
> Sincerely,
> Nicole

Forgot to forward to you :)




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