Users' questions

Is 200 mg of progesterone enough?

Is 200 mg of progesterone enough?

Adults—200 milligrams (mg) per day, taken as a single dose at bedtime, for 12 continuous days per 28-day menstrual cycle. Children—Use is not recommended.

How do you take progesterone 200 mg capsules?

Take the capsule with a full glass of water. It is best to take the medicine at night because this medicine can make you dizzy or drowsy. Apply progesterone cream to the skin as directed by your doctor. Progesterone is sometimes used for only a short time, such as 10 to 12 days during each menstrual cycle.

Are there any side effects to taking bio identical progesterone?

Bio-identical progesterone is not to be confused with synthetic progesterone, which can cause a number of side effects. They are not the same. There are no known side effects from bio-identical progesterone, with the exception of sleepiness. It must be taken at bedtime, and it greatly improves sleep quality.

How does bioidentical progesterone make you less sleepy the next day?

I am only taking 25 mg of Progesterone pill form at night, and I still feel sluggish and sleepy all the next day. It is bioidentical but not sure if it’s immediate or sustained release. Which one would tend to make you less sleepy the next day? Dr. Davidson’s Reponse: Dear Marybeth, a progesterone 25mg capsule is a pretty low dose.

How does bioidentical progesterone affect breast cancer risk?

Elevating natural progesterone levels with either bioidentical or synthetic drugs increased the risk of acquiring breast cancer relative to control subjects. Using bioidentical progesterone conferred less risk, but the risk of using bioidenticals remained significant. Sex steroid intake is known to affect the female breast.

When to take bio identical progesterone in peri menopause?

She is also sleeping much better. Many peri-menopausal women who still have regular periods take bio-identical progesterone cyclically. They begin it on day 14 of their menstrual cycle and take it until day 27. (Day one is the first day of your menstrual cycle.)

Are there any side effects to taking bioidentical progesterone?

Bioidentical progesterone is not known to cause addiction nor decrease restorative sleep. On the other hand, the following is a list of less common yet more serious side effects that can evolve from taking bioidentical progesterone: Abnormal blood clotting leading to stroke, heart attack, vision loss, or pulmonary embolus

When do you start taking bio identical progesterone?

Many peri-menopausal women who still have regular periods take bio-identical progesterone cyclically. They begin it on day 14 of their menstrual cycle and take it until day 27.

I am only taking 25 mg of Progesterone pill form at night, and I still feel sluggish and sleepy all the next day. It is bioidentical but not sure if it’s immediate or sustained release. Which one would tend to make you less sleepy the next day? Dr. Davidson’s Reponse: Dear Marybeth, a progesterone 25mg capsule is a pretty low dose.

How does bioidentical progesterone help with hot flashes?

I have been on Biest 80/20 1mg with 50mg progesterone per pump since I started menopause symptoms about 1.5 years ago. I started with one pump at night vaginally, and I had results within days. As time went on, I started to get hot flashes and so per my Dr.’s recommendation started 2x a time. Morning transdermally and evening vaginally.