3-6 month waiting room

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3-6 month waiting room
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Tue, 07-27-2010 - 6:24pm

hi, all,
I've enjoyed this board so much that I've decided to hang out here while waiting for my donor egg application to be approved and my donor magic to begin instead of the donor egg board. The RE said 3-6 months is the typical waiting time -- he said that 1.5 months ago. Anyway, if anyone else wants to hang out in my item line, feel free! Right now my period is non-existent (hopefully it is just a reaction from all of the IVF meds) and am pretty sure I'm not ovulating. Oh, and I'm on no fertility meds whatsoever. But, I'm fun! so, come on in and pull up a chair....

We can discuss .... pineapple upside down cake recipies and progesterone cream brands ;-)

best,
martha

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Tue, 07-27-2010 - 7:00pm

Lol Martha, I'd love to come in your waiting room ;)

 


 


Susan V

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Tue, 07-27-2010 - 10:23pm

I don't know anything about them! We need someone else to come in this room and tell us what kinds work!

Yes, it seems like a really long wait..... Part of the frustration was the nurse in charge of the whole thing went on a 6 week maternity leave right when I sent in my application. Ah, the irony.... She's back, and they finally have all of my paperwork (after faxing it 3 times....)

I'm just going to stick with this group as I fear if I switch, I'll be at the end of the line....

all the best,
martha

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Tue, 07-27-2010 - 11:52pm

Found this so far Martha:


Natural USP progesterone cream refers to the pharmaceutical-grade cream that contains 2-3% of the natural progesterone hormone. In a healthy woman's body, progesterone is produced primarily by the ovaries during ovulation. Its production begins just before ovulation and continues until just before the next menstrual period starts.


Progesterone is needed by the body to produce many other hormones such as the sex hormones and the estrogens. Progesterone is also needed to produce the corticosteroids which are essential for controlling blood sugar, to help deal with stress and for blood sugar and electrolyte balance.


Since progesterone is so necessary for many other hormones production, it's easy to understand how a progesterone deficiency can lead to so many health problems.


The three main roles of progesterone in the body are:



• 1 - Survival and development of the embryo and fetus
• 2 - Necessary for production of other steroid hormones
• 3 - Provides many health effects in the body



What are examples of the health effects that progesterone provides the body? Here they are:



• Protects against breast cancer
• Protects against endometrial cancer
• Natural antidepressant
• Helps use fat for energy
• Counters side effects of estrogen
• Helps thyroid hormone action
• Helps normalize blood sugar levels



Harvard-trained physician Dr. John R. Lee has written extensively about the vital role progesterone plays in human health in his book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause .

The most convenient and effective form of USP natural progesterone to use is natural USP progesterone cream that gets absorbed through the skin. Natural progesterone cream should contain 2-3% USP progesterone by volume which is 450-500mg per ounce of cream (USP means the cream is pharmaceutical-grade).



Natural progesterone replacement therapy should be done in the manner that re-creates what your body would produce were it ovulating, both in the timing and amount of natural progesterone used. You want to 'time' the usage to be the same as it would be in your regular monthly menstrual cycle.



When do you use natural USP progesterone cream?


For premenopausal women, Dr. Lee recommends about 15-24 mg per day for 14 days before expected menses, stopping the day or so before your period begins. For postmenopausal women, Dr. Lee suggests the dose that often works well is 15 mg per day for 25 days of each calendar month.



How much natural progesterone should you use?


Most natural progesterone supplement packaging gives specific usage instructions, but using 1/4 teaspoon once or twice a day for 2-3 weeks a month will simulate normal progesterone presence in the body. This means that about 1/4 teaspoon daily would provide about 20 mg/day. However, Dr. Lee recommends that women not use higher than the recommended dosage to avoid hormone imbalances. More is not better when it comes to hormone balance.



Where do you apply natural USP progesterone cream?


Natural progesterone cream is easily absorbed through the skin. From the fat layer just under the skin, progesterone is absorbed into capillary blood. Absorption is best at the skin sites where people blush such as the face, neck, chest, breasts, inner arms and palms of the hands.



Where can you obtain natural USP progesterone cream from reliable sources?

Select the natural USP progesterone cream name or image shown below to read more or to order.






Femgest Natural USP Progesterone Cream



FemGest is an organic progesterone cream designed especially for women of childbearing years, perimenopausal,menopausal and postmenopausal women - natural USP progesterone cream.


Regular exercise, a healthy diet and a proactive approach to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness are the cornerstones for the foundation of life-long health.



 


 


Susan V

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Wed, 07-28-2010 - 4:07am

Martha, I hope your time just flies by! :-)

Susan, that is a great book. There is another one called What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause, also by Dr. Lee. I heard him speak once years ago, very good. (I think he has passed away now.) The info in his books really makes you think, and really helps you to understand how things work together and why progesterone is so important for both women and men too.

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

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Wed, 07-28-2010 - 11:07am

Hi Martha!

Glad you are here! I love what you've done with the room, nice colors, decor, plants, pillows, artwork. :) Very cozy. :)

So where is that pineapple cake recipe?? Let's have it, girlfriend!! (Does it include the core?? ;P)


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


TTC#1 since March 2010
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, OPKs, Charting (for now)





http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/flappergirl2


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


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Wed, 07-28-2010 - 5:18pm

thanks for the great info susan!! I will probably start taking that as soon as auntflo comes. I'm in the middle of some sort of bizzaro post ivf cycle now though. Something like day 45!!!

I have a great pineapple recipe with cardamom. Can't get it now as I'm doing this from my phone. Just moved and the computers are down. And I just got a speeding ticket!!!!! My dogs growled at the cop when he was done.

I tried eating a lot of parsley to get aunt flo going. Contrary to many on this board I just want a normal period back!!!! Temps are way down for weeks. Any suggestions????

Ok. This is tough from an iPhone!!!

Best
Martha

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Wed, 07-28-2010 - 6:27pm

Ah jeeze Martha, sorry about the speeding ticket.

 


 


Susan V

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Wed, 07-28-2010 - 6:44pm

I hope all is well susan. You are very giving to everyone on this board!!!

Looking forward to your info.

Did I tell you (and everyone else) that I also got a ticket for not having my insurance card... And a ticket for having a licence from another state!!!! If I were in Arizona I'd be getting deported!! So no matter what is bumming you out today at least you didn't get three tickets!!!

Best
Martha

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Wed, 07-28-2010 - 6:57pm

No, you're right, I didn't get 3 tickets thank heavens.

 


 


Susan V

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Wed, 07-28-2010 - 8:48pm

wow my trauma lasted only ten minutes. Maybe three tix isn't that bad after all!

Sorry about your recurring skin problem ....

My dh just took me to dinner to get me past my tix (plural) , so can't pin this one on him.

If anyone else wants to get on my couch an vent , feel free!!

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