Most women do not think much about progesterone cream and nausea because it is uncommon to experience one with the other. Actually, the best transdermal or organic progesterone cream such as Fertile Balance is often the answer to women who have nausea when first pregnant.
Progesterone is usually a balancing hormone, a peaceful hormone, and a “brake pedal” as Dr. Lee called it, to excess estrogen. But when the body has been used to excess estrogen dominating the hormonal roller coaster, progesterone supplementation can sometimes take a little adjusting to.
Commonly a few days is enough for the adjustment but it can be up to 10 days before nausea dissipates. Most women will double the dose of organic progesterone cream to boost its effects. But either way you slice it, if you have been low in progesterone for any length of time, your estrogen sensors are not going to give up their spots without a fight.
The Question Is, Can Progesterone Cause Nausea?
Yes, it’s possible for progesterone to cause nausea but only if you are using way too much. Not only that. In some cases, there might be natural progesterone side effects like drowsiness and headaches as your body adjusts. There are also women who have reported minimal breast pain and enlargement as well as moderate weight gain.
What Are the Side Effects of Organic Progesterone Cream?
We all have questions on our mind, like “what does progesterone do to a woman’s body?” or “what are progesterone cream benefits?” Here’s how I explain it.
- If a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall, progesterone helps maintain the uterine lining throughout pregnancy.
- Progesterone is necessary for breast development and breastfeeding.
- It complements some effects of estrogen, another female hormone.
- It also works with testosterone, the precursor for adrenal hormones.
When some say that it is an overtaxed liver and that this liver dysfunction prevents the body from handling progesterone supplementation or if it is the liver that is to blame, then DHEA, pregnenolone, testosterone, and cortisol will be the same as organic progesterone cream and nausea. They will all be hard on the hormones during the beginning of supplementation.
What Are the Symptoms of Progesterone Deficiency?
Some examples of a body’s response to chronic lack of progesterone would be adrenal exhaustion, autoimmune disorders and endometriosis. These develop when the liver has been overloaded for some time and progesterone is much needed but not well manufactured or supplemented.
There is also something that is called an estrogen dominance wake up. I would explain it like this:
- Let’s say you are a quiet child and siblings get their own way with you. One day you determine that you will not tolerate this any longer.
- You speak up and at first, they ignore you but you continue and now excite their anger by standing up for yourself.
- First, they will give way just a little, not noticing this is a battle. You may have a sense of peace and calm.
- Then they will notice that you mean to stay and they will fight back your assertion saying that you cannot assert yourself.
- You muster up more resolve and rise up, not to dominate but only to stand your own ground. No matter what, you will not dominate; you just stand on what is yours again.
This may seem obtuse but is exactly what happens. It may seem silly to look at it this way but Progesterone is a peaceful hormone that does not want to dominate, only to hold on to where it needs to be. Estrogen easily dominates hormonal receptors and does not easily give up control.
Small amounts, half doses or about 10mg, will start the process. It will excite the estrogen receptors, say “I am here, take notice.” Then the fight will begin and estrogen dominance symptoms will begin to get stronger. It is called an estrogen push back.
Next, is the time for progesterone to come back in full force (with reinforcements – larger doses) and push back harder. Let’s just say that with progesterone cream and nausea, the nausea is the bumps and bruises from the push back. It is worth the battle; on the other side.
Once organic progesterone creams are introduced, you are on your way to a better tomorrow. Cut back as needed or use at night at first so that the symptoms will subside before morning and then raise the dosage as possible.
It may be hard to imagine or fearful to move forward but you can do this. For some, it will be the difference between carrying to full term or miscarriage without progesterone supplementation.
Remember, it is not the progesterone cream that causes the problem so you must worry less about side effects. As long as you are taking the proper dosage, there’s nothing to fret.
The problem, however, has been lying there already wreaking havoc on your body. It is fighting this hormonal havoc that brings about a few battle scars.
Let me end by saying that only you can determine what you can and will tolerate. Try pushing through with a double dosage before going the other, backward, route. Using natural progesterone cream for menopause morning and evening may also help since it will level your hormones every 12 hrs. Only if absolutely necessary should you cut back and abandon natural progesterone cream remedy. It is worth the battle ladies.
Lastly, consider a good liver detox such as 7 Day Detox Cleanse at Beyond Fertility Shop. If you have endometriosis, PCOS or Cysts, contact us for suggestions on combination packs, which will help the liver, immune system and provide natural progesterone. Also with endometriosis, you will need more progesterone than for only hormonal imbalance.
Stay the course and push forward. It will be worth it in the long run. Blessings to you.