Breast Tenderness and Bloating Just Before Your Period
Breast tenderness and bloating just before your period is not normal. The vast majority of women in America have breast tenderness and bloating before their period. This is NOT normal. This bloating and breast tenderness is from Estrogen Dominance, too much estrogen. Too much estrogen is due to your own internal estrogen and chemicals and herbs that mimic estrogen that you put on the skin.
You have bloating and breast tenderness because you are unintentionally poisoning yourself with hormone disruptive chemicals and herbs that you are putting on the skin. These chemicals and herbs that mimic estrogen known as xenoestrogens do NOT show up on the hormone test. Your own estradiol in synergy with these xenoestrogens is causing your bloating and breast tenderness. You yourself are causing the bloating and breast tenderness by unknowingly poisoning yourself.
In 30-40% of women that take progesterone cream, the bloating and breast tenderness becomes worse TEMPORARILY. This is because they have not eliminated or decreased their intake of xenoestrogens (foreign estrogens or chemical estrogens) and phytoestrogens.
Whenever the body has too much estrogen it tries to adjust to this, by becoming LESS SENSITIVE to estrogen. The technical term for this is down regulation. To understand down regulation, lets look at an analogy. If you go into a rock concert, initially you think it is extremely loud. Then, after 1/2 hour, it is not so loud any more. In reality, the loudness of the rock concert has NOT changed. However, your perception of the loudness of the rock concert has. Your body has down regulated.
When you take progesterone your sensitivity to estrogen goes back up to normal, and it seems like you are getting more estrogen. But you are really NOT getting more estrogen, your body is just regaining its original sensitivity to estrogen. Thus, it seems like you are getting more estrogen. Too much estrogen leads to breast tenderness and bloating. Your body comes out of down regulation by taking progesterone cream. Progesterone cream “wakes up” your estrogen receptors.
Again, back to the analogous story. You go into the rock concert. It is loud. After 1/2 hour, it is not so loud anymore. This is down regulation. You take progesterone cream, and your body comes out of down regulation and the rock concert is loud again.
Thus, 30-40% of women get temporarily worse bloating and breast tenderness after taking progesterone cream because your body is coming out of down regulation. If you stop the progesterone cream, then this temporary worsening STOPS after 3-4 days.
Bloating and breast tenderness just before the period is tied to estrogen dominance (too much estrogen). If you need to confirm this simply go to any Physician's Desk Reference and look at the overdose symptoms of synthetic estrogen pills. Bloating and Breast tenderness is a symptom of estrogen overdose from the Physician's Desk Reference.
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Many women taking progesterone claim that they loose weight and their hair stops falling out. This is because Estrogen Dominance causes less sensitivity to thyroid hormone. Taking progesterone increases thyroid sensitivity back to normal. Read about using progesterone to have thick and healthy hair here and stop the hair from falling out.
Bloating and breast tenderness is the hallmark of Estrogen Dominance. I use these two symptoms to see whether the patient is Estrogen Dominant. Many people want to do a hormone test. I do not find a hormone test to be very helpful clinically. This is because the hormone test just measures estradiol, progesterone, estrone, or estriol. The hormone test does not measure xenoestrogens or phytoestrogens. The hormone test does NOT measure lavender, sage, parabens or phenoxyethanol. It is the additive action of your own estradiol AND xenoestrogens (chemical estrogens) AND phytoestrogens that cause Estrogen Dominance. I wish there was a routine laboratory test to test for xenoestrogens, but there is none. READ more about Estrogen Dominance here.
Thus, progesterone can help with bloating and breast tenderness. However, 40% of women taking progesterone will get temporarily worse bloating and breast tenderness because they did not cut out xenoestrogens. The solution for 100% success in using progesterone cream to stop bloating and breast tenderness is to cut out xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens in your environment. Buy any product from us and get a tried and true list of safe products to use. Buy any product from us and get a no-no list of chemicals and herbs to avoid that mimic estrogen. We have been researching these products and xenoestrogens since 1999. As of 2017, I have sold progesterone oil to over 30,000 different patients.