The Only One I Have Found with No Questionable Ingredients! PMS Better, Cramps Better, No More Cystic Breasts
By far the best progesterone out there! Two ingredients...(fractionated) coconut oil and USP progesterone. It absorbs into the skin very nicely so I just use it right when I get out of the shower....just during my luteal phase. It has drastically reduced my awful cramps from 2-3 days of hell to 1-2 days of hell. My PMS is so much better. My breasts no longer get cystic. My skin is clearing up even though I notice it is oilier in general during my luteal phase. I try to follow the doctor’s recommendations as best as possible without losing my mind and after 5 months of using this I can honestly say it helps and I am scared to stop using it. Good luck to you all!
December 12, 2014
I Now Have Three-day, Light, Painless Periods. Fibroids Rapidly Shrinking.
Hello Dr. Eckhart
I want to thank you for all the kind time and attention you have given me to solve my menstrual pain and disorders. I can say that after only three months of following all of your recommendations, my life is so much better. I have been menstruating since age ten, with excruciating pain, excessive bleeding, and severe stage four endometriosis and endometriomas, numerous surgeries.
Now, instead of bleeding for eight days, curled up in bed on prescription pain killers, passing massive clots, bleeding through an ultra-plus size tampon and pad every hour, dealing with the ongoing agonizing pain and pressure from cantaloupe sized tumors [ fibroids ], I now have three-day, light, painless periods, and the tumors, as evidenced by ultrasound, are rapidly shrinking.
I was already avoiding xenoestrogens and parabens (no lotions, perfumes, nail polish, make-up, deoderants, etc) for years and years, and eating only whole, vegan, unprocessed foods. The trick for me lay in the shampoo and laundry soap. I was using only "organic and natural" products for my hair and clothes, but, as you teach, these labels are tricky, and these products were keeping me sick and debilitated. I use borax and baking soda now to wash my clothes, but after months of trying to use what you recommend for hair care, my hair still felt like I had washed it in glue and vegetable oil. It was a snarled, sticky, un-combable mess! On Earthclinic, people recommended washing hair with Borax, and this left my hair soft and shiny (I just dissolve about a tablespoon of Borax in boiling water in a glass jar, let it cool a bit and wash as normal, rinse, then spray with apple cider vinegar as conditioner.....it works so well!...I wanted to leave this tip in case other women are having trouble following the 'no shampoo' rule!) (I also want women to note that your progestelle is the only progesterone product I have found that is safe to use.
The kind I got on prescription from my physician had a cream base that had chemical ingredients with names so long, I won't even try to spell them, and other Internet products also had hidden parabens and chemicals, and both the prescription and the Internet products just made things so much worse!) So I am so grateful to have found you, and your advice has made me well, when I was nearly suicidal with the effort of trying everything I knew to feel even close to normal. So, thanks aren't enough for what you have done for me, and are doing for women everywhere. You generously spent so much time speaking with me on the phone and through e-mail for no reason other than your kind and healing heart! You are an earth-angel, and you have given me back my body and my life.
Bless you bless you bless you,
Nov. 4, 2010
Bloating is Much Less, Sharp Ovarian Cyst Pains Gone, Menstrual Cycle was Pain-free, Lighter, and No Cramps an No Heavy Bleeding/Clots.
Thanks so much for your reply.
I will be sure to view the videos you mentioned. Yes, I'm following everything on the enclosed literature to the letter, eliminating everything as detailed. (I did keep my one cup of morning Lipton Tea with honey) What a great improvement in my uterine fibroid / ovarian cyst / fibrocystic breasts symptoms in these first couple weeks already, starting only on the Fibrovan, Lugol's Iodine, Bioflavinoids, Indole-3-Carbinol, & magnesium & avoiding phytoestrogens! Bloating is much less, sharp ovarian cyst pains gone, menstrual cycle was pain-free, lighter, and no cramps or heavy bleeding/clots. Overall I feel great and intend to keep taking these supplements. I hope to improve my thinning hair as well, which was mentioned in the booklet.
Should I start the 1.75cc Progestelle on day 16 of cycle according to directions in blue booklet? (Age 48 / 5'4" / 125lbs /Premenopausal)
Please send the bonus Progestelle when you can.
March 4, 2011
Boynton Beach, Florida
I am Now Living a Normal and Carefree Life, No Painful Period
My period used to be something I would dread as I got closer and closer to the 28th day of my cycle. I would load up on painkillers, heating pads, hot tea, and anything else I could think of that would let me survive my period. Once I started using natural progesterone oil and changed my laundry detergent to soap nuts, I can honestly say that is has been 8 months since I started, and I am a much happier person when my period comes. And it seems to be getting better and better every month. Definitely going to buy for my mother and sister!
I started your procedure last august and I am now living a normal and carefree life. Thank you for all that you have done!
June 22, 2011
About February of 2012, I Had My First Pain Free Period
To the makers of the all natural progesterone oil,
I am really having a hard time putting how I feel into words. I started having trouble with my cycle in 2006. First there was no pain, but a constant discharge or gush of tinged water. I would have to wear a pad every day. After a couple of years I began discharging large clots of blood. Soon after this the pain began. The pain evolved into excruciating menstrual cramps that felt identical to labor dilated to "10". My stomach would actually be too sore to lay on after I would have this pain. I would moan and cry. The only thing that would help is Advil. Most of the time it would take hours for the Advil to help. I was eventually taking handfuls of Advil for 2-3 days while this pain was happening. Eventually I started having 2 periods a month with the same cycle of excruciating pain and heavy, heavy bleeding with large clots. The cycles were back to back. I was a zombie, living on Advil. I went to the doctor, which was a nightmare. I went while I was in this horrible pain. The chief of staff accused me of just wanting drugs! I do not take drugs. I take nothing but Advil!!! Finally I convinced him I was not wanting his drugs just his help and he gave me synthetic estrogen. He said it would probably take a couple of years to get relief. I never went back to the doc but I researched and found you. I realized that the lotion I was using was probably causing my problem. Every since I was little I had a skin problem that would cause terrible itching. I never went to the doctor. I had to find my own cure. About 20-24 years ago I began using [..] lotion. It helped the itching. I drenched myself in this lotion for 20 something years. I would carry it with me through the house and put it on throughout the day, every day, so I would not itch. By the time I went to the doc my belly looked 9 months pregnant, and he confirmed my uterus was as big as a 9 month pregnant woman. I started your oil about 22 months ago I think. I immediately changed my lotion to [..]. At first I got tid bits of relief about every other period. Enough relief to know that something positive was happening.
I just kept on taking it. If I skipped a month the pain would return. About February of 2012 I had my first pain free period. I have had pain free periods every since. I am now noticing that the gushing of fluid is stopping also. I now have 4-5 day periods with very little bleeding, with one heavy day. I pass very few clots and they look dried up. I was scared to brag too soon in fear the pain may return. I waited till now to be sure the pain was gone!! I am slowly getting my life back. I thought I would never want my husband near me again and I couldn't explain why. Each month I am feeling more for him as I did when we first met. I look back and I don't know how I made it through that horrible time. I know there are so many women out there needing your help. When I researched my problem a couple of years ago I seen conversations and help lines with women needing relief for the same problems I was having. I am feeling better every month--when I try to describe to people what I went through I don't think they really understand. There is no way to understand unless you have lived through that pain!! Thank you, thank you , thank you. I feel I have a second chance at life. I actually giggle now! I hope you can reach out to more women to help them too!!!
Sept. 9, 2012
Progestelle [ Progesterone Cream ] Eliminated My Breast Cysts and Menstrual Cramps that I was Still Experiencing when Using Progesterone Creams Religiously!
Progestelle is a very pure and strong product that comes with very thorough information on its use and health benefits, and they also offer and honor a great 2-for-1 price for your first time purchase, and monthly or bi-monthly automated shipping to replenish your supply without having to plan or shop. I have found it to be a much better and more effective natural progesterone product than any of the many different kinds of creams I've used over the last 4 years for peri-/pre-menopause support. It is only natural progesterone in a natural coconut oil base that is good for your skin and absorbs very quickly because it is formulated so that it is not the least bit greasy and leaves no oiliness to get on your clothes. All the "best" and much more expensive name brand progesterone creams have additives and unpleasant side effects that lead me to research other formulas and try Progestelle. What a difference! It has completely balanced out my emotions, and has eliminated my breast cysts and menstrual cramps that I was still experiencing when using progesterone creams religiously. Thank you so much for creating such a clean, effective product and information packet to help with the upheaval in hormones most women are going through! I am recommending it to all my friends.
July 1, 2008
The [ Menstrual ] cramping was almost non-existent. Fibroid and Cramping Likely Provoked by Essential Oils.
Prior to using the Progestelle and one bottle of the Fibrovan, the abdominal pain and cramping was exhausting. Never had a problem until after the birth of my son, almost ten years ago. I had an endometrial ablation in April of 2005 to help get a handle on my severe anemia as a result of heavy bleeding, along with a laproscopy and tubal ligation. I was diagnosed with mild endometriosis. In 2007 I had an ultrasound that revealed I had a 4 cm fibroid at the top of my uterus. The doctor said that was what was causing my pain plus an ovarian cyst that had burst so to continue taking ibuprofen. He said that because I was going to be menopausal within a few years (I was 48 at the time!) the fibroid would rectify itself. Nothing about hormones or the like. My naturopathic physician, who does my thermography did some blood tests and found that my progesterone was low and started my on natural progesterone tablets. Didn't do anything for me.
I experienced an amazing difference by the time my second period on the Progestelle rolled around. The cramping was almost non-existent. I followed all the recommendations as it pertained to my situation. Still had to take the occasional Exedrin but not anywhere to the extent I was prior.
Then we had a home situation where my son had to be treated for Uku's (Hawaiian for Headlice). The whole family got treated using natural oils that contained lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil and olive oil. I was concerned about how that would effect me. Well, my next period, in early September was THE worst I have ever had. I was nauseous from the sharp pains, like a knife in my abdomen. Horrid. Popped pain killers like candy. Not much relief. I was so concerned that I went to an outpatient clinic where the doctor diagnosed a bladder infection and prescribed all these medications. His diagnosis was wrong and I was out $170. I finally went to a family doctor at a new clinic (we had just changed our Healthcare provider plan) and when she poked and prodded she said that the pain was way to high up to be ovarian but requested an ultrasound which is what I wanted. The ultrasound revealed a fibroid about 7 cm in diameter that was pushing my uterus to the left of my abdomen and my ovary upward causing my pain.
I saw the gynecologist and he basically said my alternatives were 1) deal with the pain until I hit menopause which probably wouldn't be for another 6 years. 2) have a partial hysterectomy because the fibroid couldn't be removed as it was and that he felt I also was experiencing adenomyosis (sp) as a result of the ablation or 3) some other treatment that he said my healthcare wouldn't cover and it was very expensive so he never expounded on what it was. He was really pushing the hysterectomy but I wasn't about to make any decisions right away about that. I reread your testimonial about your mom and believe that the oils in the lice treatment were definitely responsible for such a rapid increase in the size of the fibroid.
I have been doing the Fibrovan, Indole-Carbinol, Bioflavinoids since mid-September, along with the Progestelle, avoiding the things that contribute to the estrogen overload problem. I use magnets and soap nuts for my laundry that work amazingly. My last period, September 29 was again relatively uneventful. I took ibuprofen in doses of 600 mg but only once a day rather than the prescribed 4-6 hours for about 4 days and then for the next 6 days, dropped to 400 mg. Finally, the pain simply subsided. This is HUGE for me and I hope to go see the doctor again for a follow up and another ultrasound once I'm done doing the "dissolving" phase of the Fibrovan which should be mid-December. I am due for my next period and am confident it will be even more uneventful. It seems to also have regulated a lot better. I was on a 21 day cycle for years.
Any suggestions would be welcomed but I have read and re-read the information you provide with the product and it has been extremely helpful. Thank you for going above and beyond the conventional. I have told a lot of my friends about Progestelle and pass the website along to them.
Judi P. Oct. 22, 2008
I am Writing to Say Thank You. Menstrual Cramping.
Good afternoon. I am writing to say thank you. I am 31 years old and had suffered from very very extreme cramping for years which intensified every year. I had been checked for cysts and endometriosis which came up that I was negative on both. Apparently I looked completely normal and healthy inside. Muscle relaxers and Lortabs did not come close to helping my pain. My husband and I also tried to get pregnant for almost two years without luck. I stumbled across the nocramp.com website which led me to the womhoo site a couple of years ago. I followed all recommendations and started on Progestelle immediately. I saw results right away. I was completely cramp free for two months and then was pregnant by the third. I talk to woman all the time about this product and the effects of toxins on our bodies.
I would love to promote your product on my website. Let me know if this is a possibility. If not, I understand and still am thankful for this product as it changed my life.
Oct. 27, 2008
I had Been Known to Cry from the Pain and Nearly wanted to go to the Hospital if I ever tried not to take Pain Medication. Severe Cramps.
I recommend this product. For 15 years, I had severe cramps. I had to take 6 ibuprofen every few hours for 2 days. I had been known to cry from the pain and nearly wanted to go to the hospital if I ever tried not to take pain medication. I went to doctors who, even while sympathetic, could not tell me what was wrong. Every test came back normal, but I knew something was wrong. I had researched years ago alternatives and the only thing I ever heard suggested was to become a vegan, which I already was. I had long given up hope, except for a glimmer that one day led me to your website. I followed your protocols about xenoestogens - got rid of most plastic and changed toiletries and laundry soap. In the beginning I used the recommended dose, but as time went on my use was a bit more erratic - mainly because I like experimenting. I have found that when I use the recommended dose consistently, I have virtually no cramps whatsoever. I have also found that after using Progestrelle for nearly two years, on the months I don't use it, my cramps are no worse than the feelings of indigestion. And while I did change my diet recently to 100% raw vegan, which seems to have helped as well, I am convinced that this product performed nothing less than a miracle. I don't think I can express my gratitude, because to be honest, I wasn't sure that it would work! Every woman who has cramps should at least give this product a shot and see if it helps.
I don't know if I am good at writing testimonials, but in writing this, I realized how truly grateful I am. Sometimes I forget because there are so many "medicines" out there that don't work... and there are so many people that try to sell you things that are next to useless. I didn't think it would work, and even now I don't understand how it did work. It seems so simple, and I don't understand why no one told me about it. So sometimes I think I just imagined it all! But I know that can't be true. But the alternative seems so scary... why can't women buy this product everywhere... why don't doctors recommend it? Anyway, either I imagined it all, or you truly saved my life. I don't mean that melodramatically. There were times when the pain was so great that I thought I would be better off dead.
Nov. 8, 2008
It Did Wonders! PMS, Cramps, Fibrocystic Breasts, Headaches Gone!
Your product has been a great help the few years I've been using it. When I first started using it, I had been having bad P.M.S., cramps and many cysts in my breasts. I got off parabens for the most part and started using the oil. It did wonders! My husband couldn't even tell when I was about to start. Hormone Headaches and profuse underarm sweating were a thing of the past and very light if any hot flashes in the night or breast tenderness.
My question is: I am almost 49 and the past couple of years have had a "regular cycle of 25 days then a break through period two weeks later, then 25 days and two weeks later, etc. My periods were pretty light, lasting maybe 3-4 days. The past few months, they started getting heavier/longer and in January I had a very heavy one lasting over a week. Now this month I was supposed to start on the 10th but have not had a period yet. I usually stop applying the oil the day I start and then wait 8-12 days before applying it again. When should I start/stop applying the oil if I don't have a period? I'm assuming this is part of the menopause process, but want to apply the oil at the proper time to get the most benefit. Thank you for your time,
March 17, 2009
Periods becoming heavier indicates a xenoestrogen or phytoestrogen in your environment. Get rid of it and the problem will go away.
Worked Wonders for me so far with my Endo Symptoms, No Cramps, No Swelling of my Chest, and No More Bloated Stomach. PCOS Improved.
Abt. 3 or 4 years ago, I had a lump in my stomach the size of a cantaloupe, it turned out to be my right ovary that had grown to be that size, so I went to my gynecologist and he said I needed immediate surgery to have it removed. So a week later I went into the hospital for surgery and had it removed along w/ my appendix b/c it was attached to it. Luckily it was not attached to my bowel. He diagnosed it was endometriosis after the surgery. For a while everything felt better, but shortly after all of my symptoms came back. As of now I've been on Depot Lupron twice for a period of 6 months throughout the years to stop my period so that my body could recover for a while, also I have been on and off birth control. Currently I have been on continuous birth control for about 3 months, and right b4 that I had a round of depot lupron. So I've only had my period abt. 2 times within the last 9 months. My doctor recommended I see a infertility specialist, so I did and was told it would be impossible to become pregnant on my own without doing in-vitro fertilization due to my severe endometriosis and only having one ovary. He was afraid that if I went off the birth control pills long enough to try to conceive that my endo cysts would grow back and prevent it. He also said I have PCOS. My chest is sore and swollen all of the time, I feel nauseas and I have gained about 20 lbs within the last year, and I get severe cramping without any warning. I've been exploring tcm, acupuncture for fertility, I don't know where to turn. I want to get pregnant on my own b/c I can't afford to do ivf and I don't want to be on all of these medicines that make me all wacky. Please help. Can progestelle help me?? I can't even have a sexual relationship w/ my boyfriend b/c having sex is so painful and burning, I've lost the desire b/c I don't enjoy it anymore.
This has worked wonders for me so far with my endo symptoms, no cramps, no swelling of my chest, and no more bloated stomach. But for the entire 2 weeks I've been on progestelle I have had migraines like every other day and have had to leave work early quite often. Do you have any suggestions as to why I would be getting such bad headaches like this??? I really need to stop them so that I don't miss soooo much work.
Thank you for your quick responses on my questions.
I am still using the progestelle, just finished my first bottle yesterday and my headaches have subsided since I last e-mailed, which is awesome, so I am feeling better on the progesterone oil and cut out the xenoestrogens I put on my skin.
But, do I have to stop using the progestelle oil in order to get my period??? Or do I continue using 3 dropfuls at night like I have been until my period arrives then stop the progestelle?? I'm just a little confused abt. that part of the regime.
The last time I had my period was Nov 20th, and it lasted for 12 days.
Dec. 16, 2009
Editor's Note: The increased headaches with the use of Progestelle is from xenoestrogens or chemical or herbal estrogens in her environment. To get rid of the headaches, get rid of the xenoestrogens. Sometimes lotions and sunscreens take about 1-3 months to wash out of the body.
Constant environmental estrogen exposure leads estrogen receptors to down regulate or become "sleepy". Taking progesterone cream "wakes up" the estrogen receptors and estrogen now has a greater effect. This greater effect of the estrogen yields headaches. The solution is to cut out xenoestrogens.
MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS and Menstrual Cramping Going Away
I wanted to say 'Thank you'. All of the info I have received both in the booklet with my first order, as well as several emails back and forth with you have been so valuable! I have started using only Bare Essentials/Minerals makeup, and my skin has never looked better.
I also now know what to avoid as far as preservatives/herbs and the difference has been phenomenal! I am no longer having any mid-cycle pain, my cycle has returned to normal, with minimal to no cramping. There is no longer any water weight retention or headaches, and no uterine pain or breast tenderness whatsoever at any point in any recent cycles! I am so happy! My weight has also returned to where I would like it to be without any dieting or diet changes at all. I feel wonderful! Thank you!
And, all this with just the modifications. I have not yet even begun to use the progesterone.
I am wondering about Ylang Ylang. I know lavender and chamomile were mentioned as ones to avoid, and I do. I did some research online regarding Ylang Ylang and noticed it's also listed as having estrogenic activity. I did want to double check this with you, as there is a hair conditioner which contains this, and I will definitely be avoiding this if this is true concerning Ylang Ylang.
Thank you in advance, and again, thank you!
Michelle P. Greensboro, North Carolina
Menstrual Cramping Gone.
I really enjoy your product. It is really hard to believe that I can have my menses without any very very painful cramping, I would have to take 800 mg of Motrin every 4-6 hours, for the last two months my menses have came without any pain. I started my menses when I was 14 years old and everyone would say it is all in your head, You cannot be having that much pain, I would lay in the on days 1-3 during my menses, it would last five days. I missed a lot of school during H.S. I will be reordering your product whenever I only have one bottle left. thank you so much for the product and the information, all my MD wants to do is take my uterus. I wanted to try your product first. My follow up ultrasound is due the end of Jan. 2006. I will keep you update.
Ruth W., Pittsburgh, PA
I have had debilitating cramps for the last 5 years. Now, ... I am cramp free!
I have had debilitating cramps for the last 5 years. Before that, I didn't really have a problem. By "debilitating" I mean, I am usually in bed for about 8 hours and pain killers (even prescription strength) don't work (except to knock me out) even if I take triple the dosage.
I ordered progestelle 2 months ago, and my last period was 60% better. I was barely in bed at all, and the pain killers seemed to work. I wanted to wait and see one more period before I sent in my testimonial. But, to tell you the truth, the mere fact that I had an improvement at all was a miracle. So, I am in the middle of my second period (since taking progestelle) and I did not have to lay down at all. I didn't miss any classes. I have had virtually no pain, and the mild pain I did feel, I could really tell was coming from my intestines, rather than my uterus.
I don't know if this makes my story unique, but, I am a yoga teacher, I used to work for an acupuncturist, and have all always been extremely health conscious. My list of attempts over the past 5 years to affect my menstrual cramps are: acupuncture, exercise, arvigo uterine massage, chiropractic, therapy, supplementation, herbs, and diet. Nothing, and I mean nothing made a noticeable difference. Everyone would always say "have you tried _____?" And, I would go out and try it, but to no avail.
I adjusted my diet many times (Raw food, Gluten Free, Type O, Food Combining, juice fasting) to try and help my cramps, but nothing made a difference. I mean a good diet of course helps me feel better in general but no dietary change (and I was religious about following my plans) would actually affect my pain.
I have always used natural products without sulfates/parabens...but, I was a little more lax about detergent and I also discovered my shower soap (bronner's), and face soap had lavender and tea tree oil in them. So, I switched to natural bar soap and different laundry soap, as your materials suggested. I also finally broke down and spent the money on some paraben free eyeshadow/mascara.
This simple change, plus the use of progestelle (about 1-2 droppers, Days 8-28 or so), has been the biggest miracle--I mean, I think I am still a little in shock, waiting for the pain. But, like I said, 2 periods down, and...all I have to say is, take it from someone who has been around the alternative block...this will change your period! I can't tell you how much I spent both with my time and money to try and affect my period, amazing that $20 later, I am cramp free! And, I swear, I never, ever thought that I would be able to say that, after 5 years of struggle.
I almost wish my whole family could write a testimonial, too, just to attest that my pain was real, and my attempts to change it were numerous!
My deepest gratitude for you work!
Abbie P. (New York, NY)
Feb. 28, 2007
Cysts are Gone, Cramps are Gone, NO MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS!
Thank you so much for your wonderful product. For the past several years I have suffered from severe endometriosis, ovarian cysts, MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS, debilitating cramps, and infertility. I have had multiple surgeries to remove the endometriosis and spent nearly six months enduring the hot flashes associated with receiving Lupron injections. When my doctor wrote me a prescription for the birth control pill in October to try to control the endometriosis, it was the last straw. I couldn't bear the thought of putting more chemicals into my body, and I knew there had to be a more natural way of dealing with the endometriosis. So, after searching the Internet, I found your product and decided to try it.
After eliminating a majority of the phyto- and xenoestrogens mentioned in your information packet and trying the progestelle for 2 months, I was amazed at the results. My cysts are gone, I had no MONTHLY BLOATING AND MOOD SWINGS, and—for the first time in my life--I had absolutely no cramps with my period. I was ecstatic—this is the best I have felt in years. I have shared my story with my friends, family, doctors, and colleagues, and everyone has been amazed. In fact, my physical therapist was so amazed that she tried it for one month with the hope that it would help shrink her grapefruit-sized fibroids. It did. Recently she had an ultrasound, and her doctor was shocked to see that the fibroids had totally disappeared. As a result of me “spreading the news” to everyone who will listen, I have had numerous requests to try my Progestelle and to borrow the information packet that you sent with my initial order. Unfortunately, one of these requests resulted in my information packet getting lost. If possible, would you please send me another information packet? (Or several more—they are awesome marketing tools for the Progestelle and I would love to be able to give them to friends who are interested so that they might purchase the Progestelle and enjoy the same success that I have found.)
Thank you so much for your help. You are making the world a healthier and happier place—one woman at a time.
Jennifer C. , Pittsburgh, PA Jan 8, 2007
My fibroids are so small that.... the doctor couldn't find them.
Progestelle has really changed the quality of my life and has most certainly prevented me from having serious health problems down the road.
I have always had very painful periods. I experienced heavy bleeding, excruciating cramps before, during and after my period. After I turned 40, I began having other symptoms that my doctor couldn't explain. I know now that it was all attributable to estrogen dominance. My hair began to thin, my thyroid was swollen but my numbers were in a normal range, my cholesterol was significantly elevated. My ObGyn told me I had fibroids in my endometrial wall. I then started finding lumps in my breasts which were cysts in my breast.
After educating myself about what it meant to be estrogen dominant, I began using Progestelle to balance my hormones. I had only used it a month when I noticed my hair began to grow back. The first period after using the product, I was amazed that I didn't have to take Aleve for cramping. Actually, it has been a year now and I no longer have to take pain killers to get through the month. My fibroids are so small that, at my last obgyn appt., the doctor couldn't find them. My thyroid is no longer swollen and, at a recent check-up, my cholesterol is at a normal level. I no longer have breast tenderness and the lumps are gone or so small I can't feel them anymore. The added bonus is that my libido is back and my husband is happy about that too! Thanks for a wonderful and natural product, Dr. Eckert. Thank you for working to correct the problem instead of trying to treat the symptoms. I am very thankful.
Andrea R. , Carson City, Nevada Nov. 9, 2006
Ovarian cyst Gone! Hysterectomy Avoided!
3 years ago I decided to have an ultra sound to determine why I suffered such debilitating menstrual cramps, my gyn only found a very small ovarian cyst and sent me on my way with some advil. 3 years later I started having chronic urinary type infections and on the 3rd visit was told I had a huge fibroid or cyst. I immediately had another ultra sound and found the cyst had grown to 7.5 centimeters. My gyn than wanted to do immediate surgery and explained that if they can't drain it that most likely I would need a hysterectomy. When I asked why and how cysts occur, his only answer was that it is complicated. So I went home got on the Internet reviewed hundreds of web sites and found no reasonable explanation for cyst formation until coming upon the Women's Therapeutic Institute. I ordered the progesterone right away and fortunately Dr. Lee was going to be speaking in my city. After hearing Dr. lee lecture I began to get a grip on what was happening to me. At this point I was in chronic pain from the cyst pressing against my bladder, and had developed chronic odor in my urine for 6 months that even the antibiotics could not cure. Waiting to start the progesterone I began to make the recommended changes i.e. switching to organic food changing soaps, make up, etc., after using the progesterone for just 3 days the odor and pain started to diminish. I have now been on the program for 5 months and have no symptoms everyone tells me I look a 100% better I sleep better and feel fantastic, and the best bonus of all, NO MORE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS. This is what the medical profession is supposed to do, help make you well, not put you on a table and sacrifice your womanhood. My husband’s niece was recently diagnosed with the same condition I had and went forward with the surgery which resulted in a hysterectomy, now she feels hysterical and depressed and I think that could have been me. Perhaps surgery is necessary in some cases, but it is well worth your time to take responsibility for your health and at the very least try to make your self well before you make that decision.
Menstrual Cycle Normalized! No more Cramping!
I'm not sure if you remember having talked to me, so I'll try to refresh your memory: I was the one who had sent you my medical form, stating how I had been in a traumatic bicycle accident 11 years ago at age 23, having been literally run over by a truck. And, I spoke to you on the phone.
You had told me to inform you about how Progestelle ® is working for me, after a few months of taking it. Here goes:
My sleep improved the first night of using it. Plus, my debilitating cramping has reduced more and more each month. I just began menstruating today, and so far, no cramps at all. My cycle has lengthened, also. Usually it is every 21 days. This month I started on the 26th day -- amazing!
I'm no longer taking Armour thyroid. I weaned myself off of it quick, because I had only been on it 2 months. I'll let you know if my thyroid level is in the normal range as soon as I find out my blood test result. My doctor's office is supposed to call me in less than an hour to tell me.
I used to get cysts in my breast a week before starting. Now, I don't.
Editor's Note: FSH and Free T3 were normal.
Menstrual Cramping Almost Gone
I first consulted a OBGYN in Mar 2004 because of VERY VERY painful periods. first painful period was May 2003. It hurt sooo bad that I nearly passed out at a business meeting. From May 2003 to present I would have a good and then a bad one so I just took OTC medicine to help. It got to the point that the medicine didn't even phase the pain. It was terrible. I decided to see my PCP in around Jan 2004. She acted like I just had pain and that was it. She wanted to put me on birth control which I did not want to do because I had a bad reaction (mood swings, crying, etc.) whenever I first got married in Jan 2001. She said that if I did not want to be on the birth control that she would prescribe Ponstel. I tried the Ponstel and it would ease the pain a little but not enough....it was so strong that I still hurt badly. Also to note....I am very good with pain management....needles, etc. not much can phase me and this pain felt like it was killing me! So in desperation I decided to go see an OBGYN instead of going back to my PCP. I go to the OBGYN in Mar 2004 and she did an ultrasound of my ovaries, uterus, bladder, etc. She said my uterus looked very healthy but my ovaries had several follicles. She explained that it looked like I had MULTIPLE CYSTS ON THE OVARY. She said that I did not seem to have any other characteristics of the condition. I have no hair on my face or anywhere for that matter. I am not obese or overweight.
She then said that the best way to go is birth control. I told her about my previous problems and she said that we should try the nuvaring because it is low dose and less likely to cause problems. I was so desperate at that point that I was willing to try anything even though I had problems before. So I started the nuvaring in May 2004 and it didn't eliminate all pain immediately but it helped a lot and by the third month I had no pain. I also had no negative reactions....at first. After a few months on the ring I seemed to have a lower libido than usual....WAY LOWER. I started to realize that it was the nuvaring causing the problem. I was so frustrated and when I went back to see the DR in OCT I told her about the side effect....she, just like anyone else in modern medicine, acted like it was all in my head. I told her that I wanted off the Nuvaring and that I wanted a natural alternative. She said....at least give it six months and then try. She told me that I may never have a symptom again. So I made it through the sixth ring and have stopped. My cycle has come back with a vengeance already! My body is probably freaking out wondering what I am doing to it. I started having intense back pain on SAT 1/2 evening and it lasted all the way through SUN night and a little here and there on Monday. Saturday was the worst part though and the thing is I always get the pain way before my period starts....sometimes it has come 5 days before! I took 2 Bextra Saturday night just trying to make it through. Today is Tues. 1/4 evening and I still have not started and I probably won’t until Thurs. is my body is on the Nuvaring schedule still. Another thing to add, my periods were always irregular, and were getting longer. For about 4 years they were right at 31 days....then when the problems started they would fluctuate from 31 to 33 to 35 and the longest ever was 38! So I am not even sure when I will start this time around! I have been doing some of my own research online in a attempt to find a natural solution and not go back to the Nuvaring, artificial hormones! In doing so I have found some information online about xenoestrogens. I read in one article that Nonoxyl-9 is one of them. Well, whenever the pill would not work. I got a diaphragm, I used it for about 18 months and never got another and have used condoms, or the sponge. I am concerned that all of this exposure to Nonoxyl-9 could have thrown off my system and caused things to go haywire. I started my periods at 14 and never had a problem until almost 23 years old. I also started wearing a lot more makeup in Jan 2003 when a friend introduced me to Mary Kay products. This may have affected my hormones too. Please help!! I am so desperate for help! Thank you for this service!! My main question is....can I have many cysts without having MULTIPLE CYSTS ON THE OVARY? Also, can I have MULTIPLE CYSTS ON THE OVARY but only the ovaries and pain as my symptoms?? I am so confused! Thank you for your help.
Jan 8th, 2005
I know it has been about a month since our consultation. I just want to let you know that I am doing so much better!! I am so grateful for finding you and the Progestelle! I started my period last Wednesday and had only minor cramping. I felt like what a normal healthy person must feel like! I even had a cold and I got up on Thursday and had some cramping but I went about my normal activities without even taking a Tylenol!!!!!! :) I am amazed. That day would have usually been the worst day of my month. Also, I usually start having bad pain about 5-7 days BEFORE I start, I had none! I only had the cramps the first 2 days and they were MINOR! I was almost in disbelief....I felt as if this enormous weight had been lifted off my shoulders that had been there 2 years. Thank you does not express how grateful I am....
I want to let you know the changes I made in detail. Feel free to use my story if needed...I just want to help other women that I know are going through the same thing. I know how desperate I was....I know they are still out there....suffering.....
Well....after our talk on the phone I got online and went to some local health stores and bought some makeup that was all natural and most importantly paraben free! I changed my soap / bodywash, my shampoo, and my lotion. I took everything out of my bathroom that had the word paraben on the label. I went from using what I figure was about 13 products with paraben per day to zero!! I made the change in just 3 days. I was on a mission. I stopped eating anything heated in plastic. I am pretty much avoiding plastics altogether if possible. I am also using a natural toothpaste. Most of the products I am using are by a company called Burt's Bees. I also changed to the Nature Clean laundry detergent. I am using the liquid for now because they are on back order with the powder. I figured I would get the liquid while I am waiting on the powder to come in. I figured it was better than the ALL liquid I was using. I also avoid caffeine. I am trying to eat better but am still in the process of making changes here and there. I know it is a journey and it takes time but I feel I have made a lot of progress for 1 month! I would like to get a water filtration system next. That is my next big step....I am excited that I am feeling so much better in just 30 days....I can barely believe it's true. I will keep in touch on how I am doing. I am hoping to keep working towards my goal of NO Cramps at all! And getting my body to it's own natural cycle and state.
Oh....one more thing...I have an appt to see my Gyno on Thursday.....she is going to think I am out of my mind but I may get another ultrasound of my ovaries.....they usually do them every couple of months for me......I can't wait to see how they look....I will let you know....
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!
MAY THE LORD BLESS WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!!
Dana R - Sherman, TX
Feb 8th, 2005
Just to give you an update, I have had 3 cycles now and am feeling better with each one! I also notice a difference if I try to use a mascara with parabens....I have stopped trying now. Thanks so much for all of your help!
Bloating and Cramping Gone For The First Time In 10 Years
Thank you again for getting back to me. Things are finally starting to make sense as to why I have been having so many problems in the past when I try to use the creams. I have been off of the birth control now for a little over a month. I have not had a period and my stomach is bloated like a basketball. Since stopping (the bad) progesterone creams, the cramping is at least gone. I had purchased Dr. Lee's book a while ago. However, on his website he has a recommended list of creams. He lists Emerita creme. I purchased this at a health food store and got immediate severe cramps. I wasn't sure why until I came across your website. I then checked the ingredients and realized they have the methyl and proply parabens. Another one he lists is Arbonne (I had also ordered this and discovered the same thing...they don't list the parabens on the website, but do on the bottle). I am surprised that he has not checked out these items more thoroughly before listing them as recommended creams! I went through my personal care products and even though most were from the health food store, almost all had the parabens (cleanser, moisturizer, shampoo, shaving creme, toner, some makeup). I have thrown those away. I use a dishwashing detergent from Trader Joes (brand). I had a question re: the Ecos laundry detergent. This is what is lists as the Ingredients: Plant Based Surfactants, Soap Bark, Chamomile, Horsetail (plant), Lavender, Rosemary, Cellulose Optical Brightener, Soy Based Fabric Softener, Essential Oils of Magnolias & Lilies, & Water Do you still feel like is could be causing problems?? I also wanted to ask why you suggest I stop using the Licorice Plus??I started taking it through my naturopath's recommendation for my adrenal glands (had been very fatigued all of the time). I've been taking for over a year now. Thank you!!
NO ECOS. NONE. NONE. Chamomile and Rosemary is estrogenic. Lavender may have hormone disruption properties. Use Nature Clean Powdered detergent or TSP. NO fabric softener. NONE. We are trying to get you well, and are trying to minimize stuff. Once you get well THEN you can experiment. ECOS contains chamomile this is estrogenic. Rosemary may be estrogenic and perhaps made my mother's fibroid bigger. Lets try coming off of Licorice plus for a couple of months, there are some steroidal components to it.
Well, Lee MD is brilliant. I got to talk to him on the phone before he passed away last year at age 77. I was able to add to it with my knowledge of environmental medicine. You may need to come off of everything and wait a month. Parabens seem to be associated with menstrual cramping. No parabens, no cramping. But no one is perfect.
Thanks, I ordered the detergent. I'll keep you posted -
HI. I wanted to give you an update on my progress. I eliminated the parabens/xenoestrogens for a month and a half and began to use the progesterone oil as directed (and the laundry detergent). I have had a normal menstrual period for the first time in about 10 years!!? It is the first time I have been able to be off birth control with no side effects..no bloating or cramping!!! I am so happy I discovered your website and product. It is people like you who really care and take the time to educate and help those in need. After having been to so many doctors with no avail, I can finally say I feel healthy for th