Hi Ladies... I thought I would share a little about my journey. I started gaining weight as soon as I hit puberty. My mom had and still has the same issues even after a Hysterectomy. Which I found out recently that our bodies have cellular memory of hormones also. I have tried almost everything. I have taken metformin for a week and it made me crazy. One thing that I do have courtesy of low progesterone is blood clotting issues. On top many other symptoms. Well, my husband and I have wanted children for a long while now and finally are in the position to see a Naturopathic Doctor. She has prescribed for me the P2 cream and DHEA spray. I took the saliva test and found that I am low normal in Testosterone & Progesterone as well as high normal in Estrogen. So needless to say although a regular doc would see everything was normal, my Naturopathic Doc goes whoa!! And I have not had a period in a year. So this is literally a miracle I am going to share. I went on a 5 day juicing cleanse, (I highly recommend, of course with your docs supervision) But, I felt fantastic afterward. I felt so much energy. I then went through a medical detox under the care of my Naturopathic Doc and a saliva test as well. Then once I completed the second detox, I went back and we went over the results as I stated above. I had been taking the P2 and DHEA spray for two weeks and low and behold I got a period!! I am starting to feel more energy and I am just all around losing weight, feeling like I want to run (which is not even a thought in my mind usually) and less puffy. Almost like I have had caffeine. Well, the one thing that she has had me follow which is something that makes complete sense but, I had never heard before... Is following the moon cycle. We are actually linked to the moon more than we ever knew. I do not want to tell my regimen as you might be different. But, if you want to know the doc I go to that is awesome.. Please feel free to ask. She is in Las Vegas. Thanks for your time and I am proof that natural products can and do work. Bless you all!!
Women with PCOS typically produce insufficient progesterone. Supplementing with bio-identical progesterone cream can be very helpful, however, I believe that it is only available on prescription. To the best of my knowledge the plant based cream is not effective as it is only a precursor to what is required.
I have used progesterone cream (from a natural foods store) during the second half of each cycle when trying to conceive. Part of my complications with pcos involve low progesterone. My body was not producing enough to sustain pregnancy and it is easy enough to rub on a cream. I have also used proscription progesterone. I don't know what is in it and so feel more comfortable with the natural one that is plant based.
Well, since I'd already bought it before I asked (typical girl thing to do, right?), I've started using it. Last month (without the Progesterone cream) I had a 27 day cycle. My doc practically danced a jig. I'm on an antidepressant/anti-anxiety pill because of the moodiness and anxiety (mostly anger) that I have around my cycle. I'm also taking Metformin ER. I've bought a Wii Fit (I'm using it too!) and am watching my carbs so that hopefully I'll be able to get off the medication one day. I'll update with how all of this plays out...
¸.• ´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*Kristel (¸.•´ (¸.•''
Pounds lost: 8.0
Fitness Minutes: (63,017) Posts: 16,850 6/9/10 3:39 P
I can't speak as to its effectiveness regarding PCOS but I can say that I have purchased Progesterone cream before from a health foods/herb shop near my home. It was very helpful with extreme anxiety and moodiness associated with cycles. It's kind of hard for me to regulate/keep track as I had a hysterectomy 10 years ago and also had one ovary removed at that time. I still have a fully functioning ovary and have been confirmed to have PCOS via blood work by my endocrinologist.
I guess I would say definitely go to your doctor for medical advice though, not the GNC sales person. They are paid to sell stuff.
Yes I've used it a while back. It did help bring on a period but I'm not to sure on the weight loss though. Other than maybe the period bloat that leaves when your period does I wouldn't expect weight loss. I do know losing weight helps with irregular periods... Oh yea and exercise!
Pounds lost: 6.8
Fitness Minutes: (145,737) Posts: 14,826 6/8/10 8:42 P
Never used it and can't see a reason to use it ... its not a cure all for PCOS there is nothing out there that will cure it, there are things that might make it easer to deal with for various people but there is no one item on the market that treats everyone the same because PCOS differs for every woman who has it - just like being diabetic no one site fits all when it comes to complete treatment ... many things will work the same for many people, but not everyone.
Kristel ~ I do not think I would take any advice from a GNC Associate when it come to taking hormones. I have never heard of Pregesterone cream being an OTC dsrug, but I may be wrong. If you are wondering the effects, good or bad from using progesterone cream to regulate you period and with weight loss, when you have PCOS then the best bet is to make an appointment with you GYN. I have to say that if it really worked, I think my fertility dr would have tried that first on me then all those meds. Thew only titme I was given progesterone (cream or in oil) was when I was going through fertility treatments and I had an IUI (they do it with IVF transfer too) done. The RE gives it to you to either inject (the in oil one) or insert (the cream) to make sure that your body has enough P2 in it to sustain a pregnancy.
~Heather Mommy to Addison ~ 6 /7/06 Autumn ~ 4/16/09
Does anyone use a progesterone cream? I was at a GNC today and the sales person swore by this natural progesterone cream. He said his wife deals with PCOS and that using the Progesterone cream will help regulate my period which will, of course, help with the weight-loss and such.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.