Progesterone and PMS

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Progesterone: The Second Domino to Fall after Testosterone

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Premenstrual Syndrome

PMS is the butt of many jokes but for those of us who have had this condition, it is no laughing matter. It has been ignored for years by the medical community, and is currently treated by prescribing the treatment of only one of the multiple symptoms, depression. This prescription is one of various anti-depressants, which has minimal effect on most patients with PMS.

Because of the ineffectiveness of the standard, anti-depressant therapy, there are multiple therapies that have partial effect on most patients when they have a very effective treatment at hand—bio-identical progesterone given in the second half of the cycle.

Option for PMS treatment can be any or all of the following:

  • Natural progesterone during days 14–28 of the menstrual cycle;
  • Progesterone pellets that give a constant low dose of progesterone
  • Oral contraceptives;
  • Testosterone treatment—non-oral, or pellet
  • Antidepressants such as Sarafem, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Prozac

Sidebar: it is amazing to experience the relief that women feel when they are told that there is a natural cause and an effective treatment for this disorder. They are so happy to hear that they are not crazy and that being emotional wrecks is not due to some character flaw in women but rather is due to a chemical or hormonal imbalance that is treatable. Success is beautiful!

Progesterone Therapy with Bioidentical Progesterone

The most effective PMS treatment or progesterone deficiency, treatment is non-oral dosing of bio-identical progesterone. There are several important guidelines that make progesterone more effective and have fewer side-effects.

Premenstrual Syndrome

PMS is the butt of many jokes but for those of us who have had this condition, it is no laughing matter. It has been ignored for years by the medical community, and is currently treated by prescribing the treatment of only one of the multiple symptoms, depression. This prescription is one of various anti-depressants, which has minimal effect on most patients with PMS.

Because of the ineffectiveness of the standard, anti-depressant therapy, there are multiple therapies that have partial effect on most patients when they have a very effective treatment at hand—bio-identical progesterone given in the second half of the cycle.