Wellsprings - Serenity Natural Progesterone Cream

Dear all

Has anyone tried this cream for endo or for menstrual problems. I was recommended it via my Keneziologist as I was seeking alternative therapy...

I've just text her saying my cyst had refilled and I'm in pain getting medication from consultant (mirena coil & zoladex) soon but just wondered if she had any ideas.

She came up with the above cream which I ordered but hadn't started yet.

Have any of you used this??

Xx

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  • The website for this product lists the ingredients as

    * Organic Aloe Vera (Miller Barbadensis)

    * Jojoba Oil – Most Harmonious Oil with Human Skin

    * MSM – High in Sulphur

    * Green Tea Extract – Powerful anti-oxidant

    * Vegetable Emulsifying Complex (Coconut & Palm)

    * Bioidentical Progesterone USP (Manufactured Exclusively in the U.S.A.)

    * Hyaluronic Acid – Natural Skin Humectant

    * Vegetable Glycerin – Humectant

    * Gluconolactone – Ecocert Approved Preservative

    * Sodium Benzoate – Ecocert Approved Preservative

    * Organic Essential Oils – Ecocert Approved Preservative

    checking each ingredient one by one on the WebMD website for vitamins and supplements you can check if they are endo friendly or not.

    endo is a hormone sensitive bleeding disorder.

    Also be very mindful that your hormones for many body processes are shut down with zoladex.

    webmd.com/vitamins-suppleme... is the website to check each ingredient - check the tabs for uses, side effects and interactions carefully.

    Definitely Do NOT use this cream along side zoladex, but speak to your GP about whether he/she thinks it can be used up till then.

    And also ask GP if you can have HRT add back with the Zoladex to see if that helps with side effects to some degree. This cream is not HRT or a substitute for it just because it sound great to hear the words "Natural Progesterone" - this cream is a cocktail of lots of ingredients it is not just pure progesterone.

    -looking at the list of ingredients. some are fine, some are definitely on the

    'to be avoided when you have endo' or when you are on any other progesterone meds (such as mirena) .

    and two actively cause extra loss of calcium, one of the biggest issues with zoladex is bone density loss, and you sure want to avoid making that any worse than it already will be with the zoladex.

    one of the ingredients can cause skin irritation- and with zoladex shutting down the thyroid your body will not cope well with any allegies and histamine levels can sky rocket as many of us have found out - ending up with urticaria and on medication to calm that down mid-way though GnRH drugs, like zoladex.

    The Bioidentical Progesterone USP, is made from either Soybeans or Wild Yam

    Both are on the list of plants that are not endo friendly.They should not be used with any hormone sensitive illness. (that's endo I'm afraid !!)

    Save that Webmd ingredients checker in your favourites and do your research online for ingredients and check them out on webmd before splashing out money on remedies. You may decide that while not on any other meds like zoladex, this is worth trying - but do check with your GP or qualified pharmacist who can check any drug interactions for you if you are unsure before you start and how long you can use them for, and how soon you need to stop before commencing any prescription meds.

    There is a really in depth report on Progesterone USP

    exhibithealth.com/general-h...

    which is fine for knowing more about that specific one ingredient, but creams like Serenity have lots of different ingredients to be aware of too.

    I don't think your therapist did her research in terms of endo on this one. Do be careful. The last thing we need is to end up in a worse state than we need to be.

    I haven't tried this cream, nor would I be tempted, based on its ingredients, but at the end of all research it's your decision.

    Refilled cysts that are angry and causing a lot of discomfort morning noon and night are best removed with surgery if it is of a big enough size. Neither mirena nor zoladex will zap a cyst.

    Hope you can find suitably strong pain killers to help you with the pains till you can get the cyst removed. Very best of luck. I'm on my 5th cyst. They aren't fun.

  • Hi Wysiwyg24

    I know this is a little out of date but please don't use the cream alongside a Mirena coil. I emailed Wellspring to ask about it as I have lupus and APS and my GP was looking at fitting a Mirena coil to help ease my periods.

    They said it was fine to use alongside my current copper coil but under no circumstances should it be used alongside the synthetic progestin in the Mirena.

    If you email them they have several Dr's as consultants who can discuss suitability based on your personal symptoms and other factors.

    I hope you've found a solution in the mean time but if not I hope this helps!

  • Ah thank you so much late is never a problem - info at any time is always good. I did but the cream but didn't use it. I emailed wellsprings and they said "go ahead and use it" I was sceptical and my instincts were making Fire alarm siren signs..

    So I'm glad you msg me as it proved my instincts were right but also made me aware of wellsprings advice..

    Thank you so much x

  • Ah thank you so much late is never a problem - info at any time is always good. I did but the cream but didn't use it. I emailed wellsprings and they said "go ahead and use it" I was sceptical and my instincts were making Fire alarm siren signs..

    So I'm glad you msg me as it proved my instincts were right but also made me aware of wellsprings advice..

    Thank you so much x

  • hi I have been using this crean and the vitamins for the last month and have found it to be fab!!! I have an uat and it has really helped with the heat problem and also have lost weight with it although I do swim 3 times a week as well I will be using this for a while yet!!!

    hope this helps! :-)

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