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Unread 04-09-2012, 08:30 AM
Compounded Progesterone Side Effects

Has anyone else had bad side effects with compounded progesterone? I am bloated and feel shaky. I take an oral pill every night, it is proges and DHEA.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 08:40 PM
Re: Compounded Progesterone Side Effects

How long have you been taking it? What dose are you on?
Unread 04-12-2012, 05:54 AM
Re: Compounded Progesterone Side Effects

Hi, I take 150mg of the P, and 10mg of the DHEA, compounded. I actually feel much better. I have been on it for four weeks now, taken every night. I thought I was going to have to go to the ER earlier in the week. Now my endocronologist tells me that after a hysterectomy there is no need for progesterone, that taken with estrogen increases the risk for breast cancer. There seem to be so many conflicting opinions on taking progesterone after a hyst.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 03:25 PM
Re: Compounded Progesterone Side Effects

Progesterone does not increase breast cancer risk, it is "progestin" taken with estrogen that increases the risk.

That said; not everyone needs progesterone after a hysterectomy. Some find they do, some don't.

Why are you also using DHEA?
Unread 04-12-2012, 04:10 PM
Re: Compounded Progesterone Side Effects

The DHEA is supposed to help with my thyroid imbalance and overall immune system health. What is the difference between Progesterone and Progestin?
Unread 04-12-2012, 05:26 PM
Re: Compounded Progesterone Side Effects

Progestin is a synthetic hormone. It is not comparable to Progesterone.
Unread 04-12-2012, 07:49 PM
Re: Compounded Progesterone Side Effects

You can also try cutting your dose down if you feel it's too high.

Everything Kim says is right on the money.

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