Is progesterone cream a good idea...?
by Rosa Cole
(Moncton, NB, Canada)
My daughter has Polysystic Ovarian Syndrome. Is progesterone cream a good idea for her, and how do we know which progesterone cream to buy?
My daughter is 16 years old and was diagnosed Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 3 and 1/2 years ago and has been on birth control pills ever since. She also takes another medication for hair growth.
I believe that the birth control pill will affect her even more or as much as the disease and will take her chance of having children away.
I would like to know more about taking progesterone cream and what kind would be the best for her.
Is it safe and what can she expect for side effects? Can someone help me with this?
We are unable to go see a doctor in Canada as the natural progesterone cream is not approved here, and we have to rely on information found on internet or through books.
Can you please help us in making a decision to know what to do? Any information will be helpful.
I'm so sorry to hear of your daughter's Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome condition. I can imagine the concern you must suffer on her behalf.
It's frustrating that Canada refuses to approve the use of natural progesterone cream, when it has been used elsewhere for years with no known side effects and so many wonderful benefits.
Perhaps they have not researched and discovered the great difference between natural progesterone and synthetic progestins. I'd like to think that was the reason, but it's probably more likely the result of the deep pockets of pharmaceutical companies protecting their interests. ;)
Is natural progesterone cream a good idea? I think so. I've been using good quality natural progesterone cream for several years and have enjoyed the benefits very much.
I've recommended the use of natural progesterone to many friends and family over the years all with positive results.
There is definitely a difference in the various types of natural progesterone cream available on the market. I've done a lot of reading and research on the subject, particularly material by Dr. John Lee, and I've always used natural progesterone cream on his list of independently tested good quality progesterone.
I thought I read somewhere that you CAN get natural progesterone cream in Canada if you
get a doctor's prescription. The trouble, I suppose, would be finding a doctor who is knowledgeable about the benefits of natural progesterone use and a compounding pharmacy who can prepare it for you.
If you are able to locate a good homeopathic doctor or naturopathic doctor in your area, it might be a good idea to get your daughter's hormone levels tested if you think that would give you more peace of mind before trying and deciding for yourself if progesterone cream is a good idea.
I did a quick check and located...
Martin Gleixner, MSc, ND
90 Weldon Street
*Please note that I am not personally familiar with this physician and can not vouch for the level of his skill or genuine knowledge. I just thought it may be someone you could look into yourself and ask around about to see if he has a good reputation.
Here's a list of some other naturopaths in New Brunswick
that may be worth looking into.
Knowing what I know about the benefits of using natural progesterone cream, I would certainly give it a try on my own daughter or loved one in your daughter's position. I'm not a doctor, but I honestly don't see how it could make matters worse unless her progesterone levels were already way too high (not likely).
On another point, the fact that your daughter is on constant birth control pills leads me to think that she is going to have trouble with constant yeast overgrowth (Candida), if she isn't already.
It is important that she takes a regular probiotic supplement like Florafood
to help keep the yeast under control. Long term Candida can lead to a number of other health concerns that would be such a shame for her to have to deal with unnecessarily.
So, not only is progesterone cream a good idea, but a regular internal cleanse with Herbal Fiberblend
and the use of probiotics for immune support should be seriously considered for her overall long term good health.
I hope this information is of some help and use to you and your daughter. I pray that you will find just what she needs to improve her condition and perhaps even eliminate it altogether.