Oral Progesterone Use

Evaluating Risk Factors: High Dose Micronized Progesterone

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as oral progesterone use — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate natural progesterone use, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
How much micronized progesterone are you taking orally per day? Prometrium is a micronized product.
Possible responses:
→ None / don't know
→ Less than 150mg
→ 150-250mg
→ 250-399mg
→ 400mg or more

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate on low dose oral progesterone, on normal dose oral progesterone or taking excessive oral progesterone, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as Progesterone Excess.  Progesterone in high doses can cause side-effects.  In one study, oral micronized progesterone at a dose of 400mg per day was associated with dizziness, abdominal cramping, headache, breast pain, muscle pain, irritability, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea and viral infections.[Medical Economics; 1999: p.125]

The Analyst™ will of course also rule out issues such as Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance if possible.
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