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Is Taking a Break From Progesterone Cream Necessary? Is Taking a Break From Progesterone Cream Necessary?

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Unread 09-17-2006, 05:37 PM
Is Taking a Break From Progesterone Cream Necessary?

The directions on my cream says to take a break for a few days, I'm just curious as to why and what would happen if I didn't. I'm a little scared to stop, I don't want to lose any of the good things it had done for me. I just applied what is supposed to be my last dose for a few days and I'm already worried of how I'll feel.

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Unread 09-17-2006, 06:27 PM
Is Taking a Break From Progesterone Cream Necessary?

Hi Michelle Those instructions are written with women who still have a uterus and ovaries in mind. If you still had your uterus (I see by your profile you don't), you'd want to occasionally stop using the progesterone so your uterus could shed the lining it builds up by having a period. Since that doesn't apply to those of us posting here, most of us don't cycle the progesterone cream.

Another reason some women might occasionally take a break from progesterone is if their dosage is a bit high for them. Excess progesterone tends to build up in the tissues, and it can take a while to get rid of it. IMHO, it's best for us to use a very low, but steady, dose, rather than use too much and have to take breaks from it, because those breaks can tend to cause hot flashes.

I hope this helps.

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