Why there is so much variation with doctors in regards to dosage and timing and for how long when it comes to progesterone?
Q. A member in one of the facebook groups I follow regarding bio-identical hormones asked why there is so much variation with doctors in regards to dosage and timing and for how long when it comes to progesterone. They cited a page from Dr. Lee's Hormone Balance Made Simple book. This is what she highlighted seeking clarification from the group, I thought it might be best to ask you your thoughts. Thank you! "We have heard tales of healthcare professionals and pharmacists recommending a 100mg daily dosage of progesterone cream. This type of medical mismanagement is guaranteed to cause not...
The question often arises about whether progesterone cream should be cycled or used every day. All providers of progesterone cream recommend cycling the cream, skipping either the first week or first two weeks. I am probably the only exception because I recommend using it every day. The reason for this is as follows: progesterone is felt to be an anti-estrogen hormone and helps to protect women (and men) from problems caused by estrogen. If this was the only function of progesterone then it would make sense to cycle it. However, what is not known is that progesterone also blocks insulin and adrenaline,...