Hey Doc:

I agree that progesterone cream would be safe and beneficial for my daughter. Two things: (1) Her hormones are beginning to move her toward puberty. Will using progesterone for her anxiety, anger, anxiousness, weight, adrenaline dominance etc have a negative effect on her budding menstrual cycle? (2) She has an extremely low tolerance for pain and refuses to visit the doctor. Can I safely give her progesterone cream without having her levels checked?


Dear Tiffany,

Progesterone may bring on her cycle if she has enough estrogen, but will not have an adverse effect on her cycle.

You can certainly safely give her progesterone without having her levels checked. It will help with her cramps, PMS, weight, anxiousness, etc.


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