The progestins in hormonal birth control are not progesterone. Yet, so many journalists and even doctors use the word progesterone when they really mean a progestin drug such as drospirenone, levonorgestrel, or medroxyprogesterone. They are not the same thing.
Progesterone calms the brain and promotes sleep. At the same time, progesterone seem to play a role in the mood symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). How can both things be true? The short answer is that progesterone is usually good for mood but can sometimes be bad. Keep reading for the longer answer about … Read moreWhy Progesterone Is Both Good and Bad for Mood (and How to Treat PMDD)
Here are the symptoms you don’t want to talk about: heavy, flooding periods; mood swings; insomnia; hot flushes. It’s not fun to bleed through your clothes or wake at night with your heart pounding and your sheets all wet. And part of you is thinking that maybe you’ve done something wrong to get into this … Read moreRescue Prescription for Menopause and Perimenopause
Natural anti-androgen supplements reduce testosterone or block its effects. In women, androgen blockers can improve the symptom of unwanted facial hair (hirsutism), usually associated with PCOS.