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Old 03-26-2008, 01:27 AM - Thread Starter
 
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a friend put some progesterone cream on my neck last month a few days before my period and wow! what a difference it made!! i've since learned that several of my 40yo friends are using it in various doses. it's about that time that maybe i should use it again but i don't want to do it w/o researching it. an internet google overwhelmed me. does anyone hear have any experiences or references regarding it's application?

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OTC creams are extremely low dose. Most are bio-identical hormones though they are varying degrees of quality. Some people use wild yam cream which many researchers say is not effective in changing hormone levels. I think the biggest "risk" in using OTC creams is when a woman's progesterone levels are very low--the cream isn't nearly high enough dose to bring the level into the normal range and can give a false sense of security. If you Google "estrogen dominance", you may get more helpful info. Here are a few websites that you may find useful:
http://www.johnleemd.com/
http://www.drlam.com/A3R_brief_in_do..._Dominance.cfm
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thanks staceyshoe! it was wild yam cream that gave me a remarkable difference!! wow. i'll go look at those websites, too.


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