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Over the Counter Progesterone Cream? Over the Counter Progesterone Cream?

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Unread 07-01-2010, 03:16 PM
Over the Counter Progesterone Cream?

Does anyone know of a reliable over the counter progesterone cream out there? I remember about 6 years ago buying a cream that started with an E I believe, but can't remember what it was. I am not sure it was progresterone cream, but it seemed like it was.

I think I am more confused now after seeing my doctor than I was before. There is just no easy answer for sure. Those of you that have worked through this Road to Oz have really accomplished a lot for yourselves. I wish a few munchkins would hop out of a bush for me so I could start down the road as well.
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Unread 07-01-2010, 04:14 PM
Re: Over the Counter Progesterone Cream?

I use and like Oasis Serene. Whatever you choose, read the label carefully, if it doesn't list "USP Progesterone" as one of the ingredients it is not progesterone.
Unread 07-01-2010, 08:26 PM
Re: Over the Counter Progesterone Cream?

Kim is this product sold in health food stores or an alternative medical center? I would like to try something others have used and I remember you from when I was here 10 years ago, you were very reliable then, and had a lot of good info.

also, did you ever mention the products you do use? have you ever tried the products dr's prescribe or synthetic type? do you use all bio-identicals or health food products? thanks for the response

I am not sure I will be able to use a product like prometrium, kept me fatigued all day, my stomach swelled, and my already weak muscle in my hip and leg is acting up and setting me back in those terms, so i want to know what my options are in the event it all gets too much for me...thanks again
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Unread 07-02-2010, 11:25 AM
Re: Over the Counter Progesterone Cream?

It is always nice to see a sister return, although we wish it was just to say hello. What was your username back than?

I started out on the Climara patch right out of recovery. After 6 weeks or so I was having all sorts of problems with it sticking. I can't recall exactly how long I used it. I read about the compounded hormones, found a local pharmacy and started out on oral delivery. Didn't do well, met a very kind pharmacist who took me under her wing and was immensley helpful in my journey to hormonal balance. We tried troches for awhile, but that wasn't my ticket. I eventually settled on the creams. Was on Tri-Est for many years, but due to high estrone levels went to Bi-Est.

One thing I have found is that the base of the cream plays a big factor for me. I do the best with a Van Phen base. It is more pricey and I had to search to find a pharmacy that had it after my kindly pharmacist sold her business, but it's worth the cost.

I was using a Compounded progesterone product for many many years. I just recently decided to see how I would do with an OTC product. That's when I tried Oasis Serene. I have done very well on it. But I was balanced previously.

Do keep in mind that I do not have my ovaries, so I do not have the the fluctuations that may come for those whose ovaries are beginning or are in the phases of menopause.

Oh, I did use Prometrium for awhile. I did not do that well on it. My body just does not do well with oral delivery for meds.
Unread 07-02-2010, 07:00 PM
Re: Over the Counter Progesterone Cream?

Hey Kim, when I first came on, I was using my aunt's computer, she had first told me about the site when I started talking a hyst. Whenever I came to her house, she would sign on and I would read read re.ad. I felt like I had learned a lot from just reading, never really asking anything unless she asked for me. I can't remember what name she was using at the time, it was Deb something or other. She was on the site for about a year and then kind of drifted away, and now only uses the computer occasionally. I know she still has it in her favorites, because I came back on a few years ago to do some more research. Always found good information from you ladies.

I am really not feeling good about the consult I had the other day, based on not starting me off on the smallest dose after I mentioned that I simply didn't do well on meds....it may also be because of oral suspension as well, they told me today to take it even though I explained the side effects I was having.

I believe they are guilty of being too sure of what they are saying, based on what has worked for others in the past. This is why I have such a problem with one size fits all regimens. Another reason I sought out a specialist that didn't take my insurance, I thought I was getting alternative advice......

I am concerned about taking this prometrium for 3 weeks to allow my body to get used to it....I don't think I can lay in bed with severe fatigue for 3 weeks.

I did notice that the hormone section where women had ovaries removed seems more active and wonder if I should switch over to that section, I notice there are not a lot of responses to my questions and wonder if I am in the wrong place to ask.

Thanks so much for your help, I hope I can be a regular here now that I have my own name, maybe I can help someone else.
Unread 07-02-2010, 10:58 PM
Re: Over the Counter Progesterone Cream?

(((SureBett))) Since you still have your ovaries, this forum, for women who kept their ovaries, is the correct one for you to post in. The forums for women without ovaries (one for those on HRT and one for those not on HRT) are only for women whose ovaries have been removed, for good reason: their (our) concerns can be different from yours. So, we ask that you respect the forum designations and please continue to post your questions here in the Natural Menopause forum, and we'll do our best to ensure that you get responses.

Thank you!


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