Menopause and Under Active Thyroid
by Debbie B.
(East Sussex, England)
Questions regarding menopause and under active thyroid.
I have an under active thyroid. I take 175 mcg of Thyroxine at present, but this can be increased or decreased depending on blood test results.
I am currently experiencing menopause symptoms. My hot flashes seem to be getting worse and very uncomfortable. I have trouble sleeping too.
I want to try a progesterone cream, but I'm worried about the effect this may have on my thyroid problems.
Can you advise me please?
Sorry for the delay in responding. Somehow I missed your question and just caught it today. My sincere apologies.
I understand your question and concern regarding menopause and under active thyroid supplementation with Thyroxine.
First let me say that I am not a medical professional, so I can't officially "advise" you of anything, but I can tell you what I have read and learned about the use of natural progesterone in relation to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).
Dr. John Lee has several books regarding the subject of hormone balance and how natural progesterone has been so beneficial to many of his patients over the years.
In his book, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause,"
Dr. Lee explains that many of his patients who had low thyroid function and were on thyroid supplements found that using natural progesterone cream improved their thyroid function and enabled them to reduce and even eliminate their thyroid supplements completely.
Based on that information, I would guess that it is safe and even beneficial to use good quality progesterone cream to help get your hormones back in balance and even improve your thyroid condition.
Of course, you may want to confirm this with a health professional skilled and knowledgeable in the area of natural medicine.
If you decide to try the natural progesterone cream, I can tell you about the cream that I use and have found to be the best. Just send me a note on our contact form
and I'll get back to you with the info.