Estrogen and Progesterone

Abundance of Estrogen:

  • Water Retention
  • Fatigue
  • Breast Swelling
  • (Normal for tenderness if 28 days)
  • Fibrocystic Breasts
  • Premenstrual-like mood swings
  • Loss of Sex Drive
  • Breast Pain is not good.
  • Cell division caused by estrogen.
  • Heavy or irregular menses
  • (cell division)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Craving for Sweets
  • Weight Gain
Lack of Estrogen:

  • Hot Flashes (not only symptom)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Night Sweats
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • (painful, cell division)
  • Dry Skin
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Swings
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Memory Loss
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Yeast Infections
  • Vaginal Shrinkage
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Inability to reach orgasm
  • Lack of Menstruation

 

 

Lack of Progesterone:

  • Swollen Breasts
  • Headache
  • Low Libido: need balance if testosterone does not work, need to add Progesterone Cream
  • Anxiety
  • Moodiness
  • Fuzzy thinking
  • Depression
  • Food Cravings
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Cramps
  • Emotional Swings
  • Painful Breasts
  • Weight Gain
  • Early Menstruation
  • Bloating
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Painful Joints
  • Asthma
  • Acne
Abundance of Progesterone:

  • Depression
  • Somnolence
  • Causes Sleep

 

Break-thru Bleeding:

  • When is it occurring?
    Days 5 thru 12: Lack of estrogen
    Days 13 thru 21: Progesterone

 

  • How long does it last?
    Less than one day
    More than 3 days

 

Above effects and excert from NATURAL PROGESTERONE: The Multiple Roles of a Remarkable Hormone by John R. Lee MD.