Low progeterone levels

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Hi ladies, i hope you are all well.

I think I have low progesterone levels. I have found this in dr. google and i would like to know what is your thoughts on it, and i also would like to know if any of you ladies uses progesterone cream and if you have any side effects.

Symptoms of low progesterone in women

Here are the kind of comments that women with progesterone deficiency are making to their partners, friends and doctors:

"I'm just too tired for sex"

"I sleep for 9 hours and still need more"

"Forget the sex, I just wish I had some energy"

"I love him, but I just don't have the energy for sex"

"It's all too much, I don't want to go out tonight"

"My drive and motivation have disappeared"

Mood changes, anxiety, nervousness, irrational fears, irritability.


Headaches, migraines.

Hot flushes (also known as hot flashes or night sweats if they occur at night).

Low sex drive / libido.

Menstrual problems such as irregularity or heavy bleeding.


Menopause and peri-menopause problems.

Breast disorders, pain, tenderness.



polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Postpartum depression.

Weight gain.



If you google low progesterone click on the third link from the top.

I hope it will help some of you ladies aswell.


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  • Posted

    Hi nonnie

    in peri meno hormones do decline .. Including progesterone 

    peri meno and post meno causes all sorts of symptoms 

    ask your GP for a blood test.. 

    Cant really self diagnose low progesterone .. Needs a blood test, or better still full bloods check all is okay including thyroid function

    jay x 


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    • Posted

      Hi Jay, i don't trust our docters any more. it is as if they have not even heard of perimenopause, they just say I am to young to be in menopause and if i do the bloodtest they just come back normal and then they are even less intrested to help you. 

      I have found a health shop today and i spoke to one of the owners over the phone and he gave me a some reading to do before i see him tomorrow. Maby he can help me.

      Thanks Jay.

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    • Posted

      Hi JJ

      If your ears were burning, I was just encouraging someone on another thread to have a read of your long B Vits link. 

      I do that almost as much as I seem to promote Menopace Original, ha ha!!!lol


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    Hi Nonnie

    Just replied to your post on another thread as you mentioned our pal, Progesterone Creamsmile!

    Yep, so many of those apply to me, hence my getting myself some bioidentical Prog Cream.

    I've also been using Menopace Original vits & mins supplements with this since Jan.  I feel so, so much better generally. 

    Still bleeding as regular as a teenager, however (oldest teenager in town at 54!!), but I'm dealing with that.  Can't wait to miss one, or at least have a bit of a disrupted cycle: I'm regular as clockwork!

    Feel gutted as my 3 sisters (62, 67 and 71) were all in proper post Meno at my age.  Just the price I've had to pay for being the spoilt baby of the family I supposelol!


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  • Posted

    Hi Nonnie

    Can low progesterone cause leakage of urine and urine problems I have been having a lot of leakage to where I have to waer pads because my underwear will smell I hate this leakage and urinating a lot and having a lot of stools

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    • Posted

      Hi Susan. That I do not know, but I know what you mean. I had the same problem and I do straggle with it from time to time. I will found out for you when I go to the health shop tomorrow and I will let you know.
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    • Posted

      Maybe this will help.

      Progesterone and oestrogen receptor sites are found in the urethra, so excess oestrogen can cause water retention. This in turn would swell the sphincter making it difficult to close. This is often the case in peri-menopause and menopause, explaining why older women suffer from incontinence more frequently than younger.

      Oestrogen causes contraction of smooth muscle, progesterone relaxes smooth muscle. Therefore excess oestrogen could lead to bladder spasms.

      Stress incontinence occurs when excess pressure is put on the bladder. Examples are when sneezing, laughing, coughing, during sexual activity or lifting something heavy. It's generally caused by weak muscles. Often a lack of vitamin D is behind the weak muscles. It's essential to keep levels up.

      Stress incontinence can be a problem the few days before menstruation, due to the drop in progesterone levels in ratio to oestrogen. The excess oestrogen causes water retention within the sphincter.

      Urge incontinence occurs when the muscles are too active. This can occur if there's an imbalance between calcium and magnesium. Calcium is needed to contract muscles, magnesium to relax. Often there's an urge to urinate, but little urine appears. A hair analysis would show if the two minerals are not in balance.

      Incorrect nerve signals could be a possible cause. It can occur when hearing water running and during sleep. Diuretics, anxiety, hypothyroidism and diabetes can worsen incontinenc

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    • Posted

      Hi susan 

      have you seen your Gyno about this .

      sounds like you need a scan, prolapse can cause urination issues .

      i have a very mild uterine prolapse but doesnt cause me any problems.

      post meno my Gyno said estrogen vaginally for these issues ,, ( not progesterone) 

      estriol vaginally only treats these problems, dryness, bladder discomfort as the bladder and urethra also shrink and dry out etc .


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      Urinary and vaginal symptoms post menopause ..

      Urogenital symptoms arise directly from loss of the trophic effect of **oestrogen.

      These may include dyspareunia, vaginal discomfort and dryness, recurrent lower urinary tract infection and urinary incontinence.

      Urinary symptoms may not actually be manifest until five to ten years after the menopause. 

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    Hi again Nonnie 

    heres abit of info  remember though during peri menopause the hormones are erractic and up and down all the time. 


    Not as much is known about the effects of low levels of progesterone as about low estrogen levels. However, low progesterone levels due to anovulatory menstrual cycles, when no progesterone is produced by the ovaries, can result in hormone imbalance, with too much estrogen in relation to progesterone. This can lead to:

    irregular menstrual cycles

    heavy menstrual bleeding

    endometriosis and uterine fibroids

    tender breasts

    irritability and mood swings

    A drop in progesterone can also cause a decline in corticosteroid production. Progesterone is a major precursor of aldosterone and cortisol, hormones which are made only in the adrenal cortex. When progesterone is no longer produced by the ovaries, the adrenal cortex and brain should take over that function, but the adrenal glands of many Western women are so depleted that they cannot produce enough progesterone to produce the corticosteroids. 

    Jay x 

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      Hi Nonnie 

      yes i hope you get some help if you have lost faith in GP's

      mind you a GP isnt the best choice anyway, Gyno is ..

      maybe your just in peri menopause Nonnie and its just fluctuating hormones 

      wish you luck hun

      be positive and kind to yourself 

      jay x

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