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    Anyone on Progesterone?

    How can I implement progesterone if my cortisol is high. I’m afraid because progesterone converts to cortisol and I imagine that would not be a fun day. I need to use progesterone to stop bleeding. But with my severely high cortisol, i’m not sure how to do this.
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    Prunella Vulgaris self heal anyone?

    Has anyone tried this herb? I’m looking to raise my progesterone and lower my prolactin. Will lowering prolactin always raise progesterone as a side effect? Because i’m also thinking of my 70 year old mother. I imagine prolactin is low for her and no amount of lowering prolactin will bring...
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    Calcium D glucarate for estrogen dominance

    ok so what happens if I take Calcium D glucarate but I am both low in estrogen and progesterone? Have severe estrogen dominance. I have been bleeding nonstop for several months now (six years if we count when this all started) and noticed that my belly swells up and then clots size of my...
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    The Enigma of Sigma Receptors

    Hey everyone! I know I've been a stranger to this blog lately - (too much going on IRL right now and not in a good way) but I've finally put down on paper the latest installment to my "intracellular calcium chronicles" and I think this one is huge: sigma receptors. If nobody has yet proposed...