This Product Has Changed My Life! I Suffered From ... PMS, Weight Gain, Moodiness, Ovarian Cysts
This product has changed my life! I suffered from PMS, weight gain, moodiness, breast tenderness and ovarian cysts. Since I have been taking it, my symptoms have decreased incredibly AND I am FINALLY losing weight.
I wish I had known about progesterone imbalance much earlier in life!
November 7, 2014
I Have Been Suffering from Painful Periods for as Long as I Can Remember. I Now Have NO PAIN WHATSOEVER! Endometriosis and Ovarian Cysts. They Found No Endometriosis or Cysts! Wow! My Surgeon Was Visibly Shocked.
I have been suffering from painful periods for as long as I can remember. However, they became unbearable about 12 years ago. I was unable to fall pregnant, and would regularly take time off work as I couldn't function normally. The pain would be so debilitating that my husband would have to carry me to the bathroom as I couldn't stand up.
I was diagnosed with endometriosis, cysts on my ovaries, and a tilted womb. The procedure, then, was a full laparotomy (a large incision through the abdominal wall) to laser all the endometriosis and cysts. The cysts they found on my ovaries were huge, one being 6” in diameter. The procedure, however, was successful, and six months later I fell pregnant with my son. My periods were good for about three after that, but then slowly the pain began to creep up on me. After about six years I had a keyhole laparoscopy, to laser out more endometriosis and more cysts. My periods were once again okay for about two years, and then once again began to worsen. I then had another laparoscopy, and was good for about a year, and then my condition, once again, deteriorated. During all this time I really wanted another child, but was unable to fall pregnant.
By this time, the pain I was suffering had reverted back to its original state. I was spending three or four days in bed with so much pain that, at times, I thought I would die and then was afraid that I wouldn't. I would regularly black out, have bad headaches, and be sick. I would feel that my whole body was listless, immeasurably tired, and heavy. When it came to ovulation mid-month, I would look like I was 6 months pregnant, and again, was subjected to an awful dragging pain in my pelvis. My periods were so irregular; I was unable to plan anything!
The only recommendation held out to me by the hospital was a total hysterectomy, which included removing my ovaries and cervix. I would then be put on HRT. I don't know why, but this blasé attitude didn't seem right to me. I know that in the past, the medical profession, as a matter of routine, would whip out people's tonsils and appendix as they said we didn't need them. And I suspected the same of them in the matter of hysterectomies.
I told them I wanted to keep my ovaries, but they informed me that they were stuck to the lining of my womb with the endometriosis, and it was not possible to separate them. And then on another occasion, they told me they had to remove them because of the risk of cancer to women of my age. However, in my research, I had discovered that when the ovaries are removed, and the woman is given HRT, this would feed the endometriosis, as HRT is oestrogen! I put this to my surgeon, who agreed this was true, but dismissed it, as he said the dose was so low, it probably wouldn't be a problem. I wasn't willing to risk having my insides cut out on the basis of this supposition. And by this time I had had enough of being pulled about by the hospital, and didn't entirely trust their judgment. I had perceived that they too readily recommended hysterectomies to women, without really understanding enough about their finely tuned makeup.
I was determined to go on a mission to find an alternative. And, voila, I discovered Dr. Eckhart! It took me quite a while to tweak all the recommendations that he advises as I started adjusting my way of life, but I think now, I have it down to a fine art, and it has become second nature to live this way.
First of all, the results of adhering to Dr. Eckhart's directions are nothing short of a miracle! I now have NO PAIN WHATSOEVER! And after a recent visit to the hospital for an ultrasound, they found no endometriosis or cysts! Wow! My surgeon was visibly shocked. Some things I struggle with are avoiding herbs and spices, and 'real' tea. But it just proves to me that this diet works, as, on occasion if I do succumb to things on the 'avoid list' my tummy bloats out before my period! But as long as I don't cheat too often, I don't suffer overly. I still don't get any pain.
I take the recommended supplements, so I never crave chocolate. I also rub 5 drops of Lugol's Iodine on my skin, twice a day. This has really helped!
The Progestelle has regulated my periods. I never used to know when they were coming, but am now very regular. I used to alternate between being incredibly angry and really tearful before my periods, but I feel much calmer and happier now. I experimented one month by not taking any Progestelle, and didn't tell my husband, just to see what happened. He asked me one day what on earth was wrong with me as I was so moody and cranky. He told me I hadn't been like that for ages! Ha ha! So it definitely affects my moods.
The only thing that makes me sad is that I didn't discover Dr. Eckhart sooner, as perhaps I would have been able to have more children. But never mind! I am able to enjoy my life with my husband and son because I have more energy, and because I no longer spend my life in bed.
Some girls I know thought I was slightly strange for trying all these things. But now that they see me well, they are not so sure. I wish the medical profession was more open-minded about alternatives to surgery. But meanwhile, many uneducated people will continue to suffer an unnecessary procedure, which is so sad, when the alternative is so much kinder to the body. I am truly grateful to Dr. Eckhart for the time and patience he manifests in assisting a gender he is no part of, and yet seems to truly understand.
Thank you Peter!
February 13, 2011
Well, A lot of Things are Better. Ovarian Cysts Barely Visible, Now.
Well, a lot of things are better. The ovarian cysts that showed up on the sonogram in Feb are barely visible now. My cycle started on day 23 this month. Not normal for me. I cut out 95% of the herbs, shampoos, iced tea, decaf coffee. I had one pot of decaf coffee this month and mostly decaf tea.
Oct. 21, 2011
Editor's Note: Several cups of coffee will increase estradiol levels by 70% according to a Bringham Young University study. Even decaf coffee causes your body to increase estradiol.
Her Ovarian Cyst is Gone!
I wanted to let you know that my sister had a ultra sound and her ovarian cyst is gone! She had hardly used the progestelle at all yet. Thanks so much for your help we really appreciate it and also being able to talk to you on the phone was a real help!
Sincerely Monica W.
June 25, 2011
After Only About One Week of Beginning, I am Happy to Say My Bleeding has Stopped. Later, Large Ovarian Cyst Gone, Fibroids Reduced
Thank you Dr. Eckhart for you prompt reply. As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, after only about one week of beginning, I am happy to say my bleeding has stopped. I feel much less foggy in my thinking and reacting and when I lay on my back I have noted that the height of my uterus is lower down from my belly button. The intense pressure that I'd felt in my lower back is somewhat diminished. I am no longer having as many night sweats as well. I am absolute amazed by these products and I am continuing to change the products I use on my skin and hair. I have discontinued using red raspberry, flaxseed oil and powder, oregano, and I am weaning myself from garlic(very difficult for me). Do you suggest that I start taking the Fibrovan to help dissolve the Fibroids? Also, I am not sure when to stop the progestelle for 7 days. Since my periods have become irregular, I am not sure when I will start again and when to stop the progestelle.
March 10, 2009
I had an ultrasound yesterday (06/01/09) and my technician said that my ovaries looked fine, however I had several very small fibroids. She is the same tech that did my initial ultrasound, however she did not remember that at my first visit I was told that I had a huge cyst on my left ovary and very large fibroids that were contributing to my bleeding and lower back pain. I feel so much better, I am continuing to use the progestelle and vit.B and Indole-3 carbinol. I also added vit. B-6 and magnesium. I truly believe that all of these things as well as, and if not more importantly, avoiding parabens, and the xeno's has all added to the reversal of my problems. As I said before, I wish that every woman knew about this and I am doing my best to spread the word. Thank you for educating me and also the information from Dr. Lee. I will keep you posted until I am completely free of the fibroids.
June 2, 2009
I am Happy to Report a Huge Relief of Breast & Ovarian Pain from Cysts.
Dear Dr. Eckhart,
I am now into my third month on natural progesterone, avoiding xeno & phyto estrogens as much as possible, and taking the recommended supplements as per your suggestions in the little blue booklet .
I am happy to report a huge relief of breast & ovarian pain from cysts. Two months ago I could not even lay on my side or stomach. Now there is no problem. The endometrial pain I have suffered with for 10 years is greatly diminished, I feel clearer in my thinking, my energy is coming back, my hair is indeed getting thicker, and I am feeling a new joy in life and very hopeful of even more improvements to come.
Considering that half my life was consumed with endometrial pain (from ovulation, until menstruation), combined with horrible PMS (which I just thought was NORMAL until I read your literature!) I NOW have an extra 2 weeks every month that I can actually function like a normal person rather than being curled up in bed with pain & exhaustion written all over my face.
Please feel free to use my experience in any of your product promotion. I am starting a grass-roots movement to share my experiences with xeno-estrogens to educate other women, and would like to know if you have literature you would like me to pass out when I have my first meeting. I am sharing simply my own experience, but I will definitely be telling them about Progestelle and your research.
Your work is amazing and important, and I want to thank you from myself and from the many women you have helped and will help due to your fantastic research for a new opportunity to live without pain, keeping our ovaries and learning proactively how to take charge of our own health.
With heart felt thanks,
Aug 28, 2009
Breast cysts and Menstrual Cramps Cured, Menstrual One sided Migraine Headache Improving!
I have used your product for two months and my symptoms are greatly improved. The cysts were gone after 3 weeks, but returned just before my period with much less force, then gone after 2 days, monthly bloating and mood swings is much improved, cramping is almost gone, periods went from 21 days to 25, and best of all my libido is back as strong as ever. My husband is as thankful as I am. My one sided migraine headaches are better, not as severe, but I am hoping they will soon be gone. They were so bad I had blood in my eyes and face afterwards. The first month after your product the menstrual one sided migraine headache was barely there but lasted 2 days, the 2nd month I forgot and ate oregano and had a hard one but not near as bad as I have in the past, and it was gone the next day.
I just ordered more and I am hoping things will continue to get better.
My 8yr old daughter has been avoiding everything on your list, but so far there is no improvement. I got rid of everything beauty product wise, and I am trying to see that she gets the right foods, but with other people giving her things, when I'm not there, it's hard.
Thank you for your product, and the info.
Laura H., Wilson, Oklahoma
Within one month I had NO PAIN.
This is my testimony. This is more than you want probably but chop out anything you don't need. I had the scraping surgery for endometriosis April 16, 2002. In 3 months the pain was back actually worse than before. They put me on birth control pills for 3 years. I didn't realize that the birth control pills allowed the endometriosis to grow unchecked. They basically just reduced the pain somehow and gave me a false sense that I was getting better. By the time I realized I wasn't getting better, but worse, it was everywhere. My gallbladder was removed in 9/2004 and the surgeon took pics of the endometriosis for me. My gyno took one look at the pics and said something had to be done but she wouldn't touch me. I foolishly waited until May 2005 but found a wonderful doctor who did a surgery not considered conventional. He had 20 or 30 years experience in treating endometriosis and someone that had the surgery told me about him. By now:
the pain was intense,
I couldn't hold my urine,
I urinated constantly,
I had a constant headache - nothing made it go away,
My skin hurt to touch it,
I had diarrhea a lot and it would hit with no warning
Depression had started
My joints ached and I was convinced I had lupus or arthritis or cancer.
I couldn't sleep due to the pain and only had 1 week a month that I did NOT have intense pain.
The surgery worked. I was hospitalized for 5 days and wore a catheter for 3 weeks. But over a couple of months - most immediately, the pain went away. I had a life again. There is a 90% success rate with this surgery. But I was the worst he'd ever seen. They cut out part of my small intestine and bladder because the endometriosis had pierced them. They burned off the peritoneum (however you spell it) from all my internal organs. It grows back in 7 days.
Well, about 1 1/2 years later, the pain came back in my bladder area. To urinate was getting painful for about 3 days. Then over 3 months the pain got to the point where walking was painful at times. The pain was probably about a 7. I would be walking and just stop and take a deep breath. I was crying and terrified because surgery wasn't going to help. That was obvious and I almost lost my bladder the first time Dr. Kelly said.
On November 6, 2006 I stopped all xenoestrogens - I went full force - detergent, hair products, food, no makeup. On November 13, 2006 I ordered the Indole 3 Carbinole and started taking it when I received it along with all the other vitamin recommendations. I ordered the Progesterone oil but I am not sure of the date. I started with 1/2 dropperful and now use 1 dropperful a day. Within one month I had NO PAIN. The next month I cheated in small ways - chocolate mainly and some spices. Unfortunately I cooked with a lot of oregano and thyme. I had minor pain (2). My last period was great so I am cheating with a little hairspray right now (this week). My ovarian cysts seem to be better also. They had left for 1 1/2 years as well and started coming back in May 2006. Combined with the endometriosis, the cysts are extremely painful.
I hope you can use some of this. If it's way off base, please let me know and I can do something else. Basically, I was a case that had no hope and your methods seem to have worked with no knives to boot. My gyno is completely for it. Marcy L., Tampa, FL and feel free to use my full name and city. I don't mind at all. I talk to a lot of women about endometriosis because no one cares to research it or treat it and it's a horrible that can rob your life. It almost took mine. I will always be grateful to Dr. Kelly for cutting it out and you for keeping it from growing back.
Marcy L., Tampa, FL , Jan 17, 2007
Marcy L. has graciously agreed to email anyone that wants to know more.
luthmarlaura @ yahoo.com
Ovarian 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
Ovarian cyst Went Missing!
I want to thank you your website has once again saved another person's life !!!
My doctor told me to come back and see her after 3 months and if my ovarian cyst at 7 cm is still there, I would need a surgery. I returned in 2 months time to make sure I was ok.
Natural Progesterone help for hyperplasia in my endometrial wall. When I found out I have ovarian cyst few months back, I searched the internet for answers and keep coming back to your website and bought your items. But I didn't use them.
However, I did follow your instructions.
Take vitamins E 600 IU before you sleep, magnesium, vitamin B6, etc.
and most of all, can you inform the world. DRINK lots of WATER. especially during our menstrual cycle.
I never drink a lot but my mother in law told me to drink LOTS of water and I did....
When I went to have a check up recently, the doctor could NOT find my cyst. It went missing !!!
Thanks to your natural healing to ovarian cyst...and inform the world your natural methods actually works ! I still have your bottle of Progestelle - unused....its a good souvenir for me.....
Best Wishes and THANK YOU !!!
Jovee T., Hong Kong, Oct. 10, 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 Natural Progesterone help for endometriosis is 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 I NO MORE MENSTRUAL CRAMP. 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 husbands 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 Cramping Almost Gone
From an email Jan 8th, 2005
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.
From an email dated 2/08/05
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.....Natural Progesterone help for monthly moodiness and monthly bloating
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 / body wash, 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!!!
Ovarian cyst Gone with the Wind
Firstly, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me with my medical problem. I have ordered your product because my gynae discovered in June 2005 an ovarian cyst on the right side, of around 3 cm diameter. She proposed to put me on contraceptives for three months and if she will not see any results to perform a laparoscopic surgery to remove the cyst.
I started searching on Internet and found your company. I have ordered your natural Progestelle, used it as per instructions and after three months my cyst was gone with the wind. Forever! Even my gynae was puzzled. CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU AGAIN. All my prayers for Dr Lee to rest in peace for his marvelous discovery. I would like to carry on with a maintenance treatment. How do I contact you. Should I go back on your page on Internet and follow the procedures or you send me a form by e-mail to fill in the quantity, my physical address and my credit card number. I live in Romania, which is located in Central Europe. Thank you for your help and hope to hearing from you soon.
Mirella D., Romania
Breast cysts and Ovarian cysts Improving
Dr. Eckhart - your product has produced marked results in my case, I was on a path to increased cysts in my breast, ovarian cysts and other problems, in a downward spiral headed towards what I believe would have been an RX nightmare should I have gone to a traditional MD at that time. Now, things are definitely on the right track, reduced lumpiness, much relieved extreme tenderness (now only a little in the right breast, and I keep wondering if it is the right one because I tend to sleep on that side due to my nose etc. I wonder if fluids tend to flow to that side then.) I have not experienced an ovarian cyst and delayed cycle in quite some time (which happened quite often) and when the ovarian cysts did finally go, they created a endometriosis belly ache scenario that would last for a few days.
Not happening now, I'm sure thanks to Progestelle.
I am still guilty of not surrendering coffee yet! I have reduced my intake to just mornings instead of morning, afternoon and late afternoon. I have also tossed out a whole grocery bag of paraben-laden lotions, soaps, shampoos etc. That has been a bit of work, but fun to discover (just found at Walmart a brand called Nightingale Naturals, 100% paraben free is one of their focuses. Inexpensive and great stuff.) I do hope with final adjustments and a couple more months of Progestelle that I will resolve this problem, but still need to make other "adjustments" that I am aware of :(
One question - I do see a traditional doctor next week for a delayed annual check-up, I'm sure he will hound me for a mammogram at age 41 (which my husband is really against!). How do you feel about those? From what I've read, women with dense breasts make for a difficult read anyhow (I had one 2 years ago and it did show breast density) - that DMIST machines are the only ones reliable etc. with less exposure time. Curious your opinion on that - also I hate for them find a lump and want to biopsy when it just might go away etc. What do your other patients encounter? I have read online, maybe at some of your resources, that many women (including some friends) undergo dozens of biopsies for nothing at all. The new MD I will see seems to be open to alternatives, and I will tell him what I'm doing - hope he respects that (he is supposedly very well rated for "caring" and personal choice). I also expect him to question the thickness of my uterine linings (I have 2 uteruses) as sometimes one thickens, last time I was put on Provera or one of those (and I hated it!). I do hope for more time and adjustments before they try to do anything - I think traditional medicine does more damage than good sometimes.
In result - keep up your good works to spark women onto better health by taking control and making decisions. That is fantastic. Thanks for all you do and your advice. Your e-patient.
Michelle M. Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Editors note: For Mammogram advice readWhat Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer by John Lee, MD.
Hello Dr. Eckhart,
Just a quick note - I received my package, thank you very much. Just had my check-up, new GYN, thought you'd be interested to hear results. Explaining my use of Progestelle, I handed your booklet over to him, while asking if he was familiar with the term "estrogen dominance". He replied yes, while thumbing through your booklet. Then he looked up at me and said - this is good stuff, use it. He commented all the info., such as diet, seemed to be there and if I was following it - I was doing all the right things to help myself. Upon examination, he was very pleased to note that the left breast is practically fibro-free while the right breast has significant reduction in cysts in just two months application (and one month prior elimination of parabens). One particular pea sized lump is virtually gone. He then exclaimed "Keep using this product - it's working." About the mammogram, he was very respectful of my desire to avoid one (and I did start reading Dr. Lee's book and see why) - so he simply remarked "be certain to know and check each month - call me immediately with any change."
I was very surprised, hope you find this interesting. I told my husband, I distinctly picked up on a look my doctor had on his face - sort of a "I can't believe I can't recommend this stuff ... or maybe "I can't believe I prescribe dangerous drugs instead because of the FDA etc. etc." Something of sick look. Interesting.
Thanks for all you do - and for most of all - caring for your e-patients. One last thing - in the case of we cysts in my breast patients, one of our BIGGEST frustrations is learning to self-exam when so many lumps make it so hard to figure out what's what. Any recommendations on that?? I still cannot feel certain that cyst lumps are just as such - though the doctor assured me they felt just like the regular cysts.
~Michelle M. Two Rivers, Wisconsin
The Cramping was Almost Non-existent.
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 proded 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 soapnuts 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 followup 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 just really need to give you a HUGE thank you!!!
Good morning! I just really need to give you a HUGE thank you!!! I just had a transvaginal ultrasound last week ad got the results. I had a large cyst on my remaining ovary (left one was removed with a very large cyst a couple of years ago) and it has gotten significantly smaller AND my endometrium lining as also gotten quite a bit smaller! It went from 16 to 6!!!!!!!!!!! That change has taken place in about 4 months.
If you recall, I was not using the correct dosage of the progestelle for quite a while. Once you pointed that out which was about 4 months ago, my periods came back. That was my theory anyway, that if I would get a period, the lining would shed and become thinner. Although I was confused as to if I was simply starting to go through menopause which is why no period and that the thickened lining was a true sign of something more serious..
I think I've made a believer out of my doctor! She was not at all onboard with the natural progesterone..
Thank you again so much! I'm so glad you are there!.
Madison, Wisonsin April 12, 2008
Bloating is much less, sharp ovarian cyst pains gone, menstrual cycle was pain-free, lighter, and no cramps or 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