micronised’ progesterone UK

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Hi,

What different ways are there of taking progesterone in the UK? I take utrogestan 200mg for 12 days a month. They make me feel awful, dizzy and tired. MY GP says there is no other way of taking them and said I could have the coil, but Im not sure I want one.

Is anyone taking suppositories or creams and are they as effective?

Thanks

Kelly

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    yes like you was on oral utrogestan , l felt terrible but now switch on 200 vaginal suppostries day 1 to 10 of the month much better no side affects i do get a bleed but ok with that , i have try many progesterone as we found i am intolerant but this one so far is fine , do try before coil ...good luck

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      Hi Kelly,

      Do you have access to bio identical progesterone? Prometrium is the generic. Also some women can't tolerate 200 mg . I am on 100 mg oral bio identical and have no issues . Our body handles what it knows best. Synthetic hormones are not accepted by our body as well as natural bio identical . That goes for estrogen too . I was given a 200 mg progesterone once and i felt like i had the flu In bed all day could not function. I would also recommend finding a good doctor well versed in hormone therapy. It is key to having success with hormone treatment .

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      hi i have heard diffrent area of uk wont prescribe certain brands ..i am under a consultant so maybe thats why i have been prescribed and as Jude said we all so different as individuals with what suits us..wish you lots luck i am just finally so pleased i have found the right combination that suits me, beleive me not been easy and HRT not a miracle cure , we can still get fluctuating hormones so my consultant told me ...wishing you lots luck ladies

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      I also dont have ovaries so I dont think I will fluctuate as much as if I went through natural menopause - but then Im not sure haha xx

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      Kelly,

      I see the utrogestan is bio identical. You said you don't have your ovaries. Do you have your uterus.? Why I ask is you wouldn't need the progesterone to protect your uterus. Have you thought about trying estrodial and testosterone to relieve your symptoms? Is pellet therapy available in your area?

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      Hi,

      Yes I have my uterus. Hw is estrodail different to the patches Im on? And I dont know about pellet therapy - I have a feeling my gp isnt that good. haha xx

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