Stories of Estrogen Dominant Disease
Anecdotal Stories of Estrogen Dominant Disease
Dr. Lee claims that he has never had a case in
using progesterone on fibrocystic breast disease that was not positive. Here are two vignettes from Dr. Lee and
some from our files.
by Elizabeth Smith, M.D.
" On another occasion, I had consulted
with an elderly lady about using natural progesterone
for osteoporosis. In the course of our conversation, she asked about fibrocystic breasts. After doing so, I expressed
surprise that she would be bothered by that problem because she had not used estrogen; at which point she said
she planned to relay the information to her daughter in Arizona who was scheduled for bilateral mastectomies due
to her severe fibrocystic breast problem. Six weeks later, after two cycles of natural progesterone, the daughter
called me from Arizona and related that, much to her surgeon's surprise, the breast problem had cleared completely
and surgery had been canceled."
"A feisty lady in her late '70's consulted with me about her advanced osteoporosis, having had several spinal
compression fractures. She had previously avoided hormone therapy because of a long history of fibrocystic breasts
prior to menopause. With natural progesterone applications, her BMD rose gratifyingly, her back pains disappeared,
and she resumed normal activities such as hiking, boating,
gardening, etc. Several years later, after I retired from active practice, she came under the care of a new doctor
who convinced her that she should abandon progesterone and use estrogen instead. On reluctantly doing so, she soon
developed painful fibrocystic breasts and her new doctor was now recommending bilateral mastectomy to avoid possible
breast cancer. Upset at this turn of events, she called me to ask how she should respond to the doctor's advice.
I told her to (1) immediately discontinue the estrogen and return to the progesterone that had done so well for
her bones and had kept her breasts free of cysts, (2) obtain a mammogram to relieve her worry about breast cancer,
and (3) tell the doctor he should have a bilateral orchiectomy to avoid possible prostate cancer. At this, she
laughed heartily and promised to follow my advice completely. Back on natural progesterone, she has remained healthy
and active to this date. I don't know if her doctor learned anything from the experience."
I'm a 33 yr old Hispanic female who 5 yrs ago had surgergy removing 2 fibrocysts that were causing me a lot of
pain. My OB/GYN suggested I go this particular surgeon she recommended. The surgeon's recommendation was surgery
to remove the fibrocysts. I now have a scar around my nipple that is a continuous reminder of the biggest mistake
I have ever made due to lack of information and relying on physician's opinion. NEVER DID THEY MENTION THE INFORMATION
PROVIDED BY YOU.
Several months ago, another fibrocyst formed in the same breast I had surgery on. I must have cried for a week
and was depressed knowing I would have to have surgery again because this cyst was bigger & more painful.
I kept ignoring it until I said to myself, "there's got to be another way to get rid of this". So, I
researched the Internet and read and read. I'm so thankful to have found everything I needed to know about fibrocysts
on your web site as well as the remedy for getting rid of cysts.
I have only used 1 bottle of progesterone oil & I am so happy to say that my fibrocyst is GONE. COMPLETLY
GONE!! I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU, I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR RESEARCH AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AVOIDING EXTREME
[email protected] has graciously offered to talk to
anyone about progesterone and fibrocystic breasts.
want to say that since I started Progestelle in June (it is now Nov.
2001), the fibrocysts in my breasts have improved. Sometimes
they flare up if I eat too much chocolate/caffeine/estrogenic herbs,
etc., but they are slowly shrinking. I also feel that my
disthymia/irritability have improved. I haven't lost any
weight yet <sigh> but my MD says that's usually the last thing
to correct. Your web site has been so valuable to me. I've
also stopped using all lotions/cosmetics containing paraben, boy has
*that* been challenging, but well worth it, as I had ovarian cancer in
1988 and want to improve my chances against breast cancer as much as
Thank you for being part of my
I wanted to
provide you with the results of my first month usage. All I can really say
is that I am truly amazed that I have found a product that delivers what
it claims. I have been afflicted with PMS for years and after a month of
modified diet and product changes I feel I am on the road to recovery and
a more quality life. If it gets better through continued usage I can only
tell you I have never felt better in my menstrual life as I do now. Thank
you for your research and product. I have passed my success to my family
and friends who also may suffer from the many side effects of hormone
imbalance and hopefully have offered them a
drink of water.
I've started with the natural progesterone cream and love it! My depression is
gone and in the past two weeks I've lost eight pounds. My carbohydrate and sweet
cravings are gone. I have more energy. I have to mark my periods on the calendar
for I don't get any pms symptoms. My question is why in the hell didn't I hear
about this sooner? Are doctors really that ignorant that women have to go out
and do their own research.
I'm forty-two years old and wished I could have taken this at thirty.
The only thing my body takes in is natural progesterone cream. No more drugs!
I have both books from Dr. Lee, but wish my message could be broadcasted to all
the women out there who rely on their doctors. But then pharmaceuticals would be
out of business for sure.
My body has already paid a high price over the years due to being used as a
guinea pig for doctors' ignorance and stupidity.
Thank God for Dr. Lee and Dr. Northup.
I'm back to normal.
No More PMS!
For three months now, I have been on the Natural Progesterone skin cream therapy and have been using
paraben-free shampoo, conditioner, and make-up. The results have been nothing short of amazing! No
I have gone from what used to be a week or more of suffering every month to a virtually symptom-free
premenstrual cycle. In addition, although my periods still run long (typically 8 or 9 days), my
cycles have normalized from 25 days (prior to adopting your Natural Progesterone therapy) to a normal
28 to 29 day cycle.
Natural Progesterone therapy is a miracle! Thank you for giving me my life back!! :)
Fibrocyst in Breast Gone in 2 Months!
I have been using natural progesterone topically for 2 months now for
fibrocystic breasts, painful ovulation and PMS symptoms. I have seen an amazing
change in the fibrocystic breast problem! My right breast had a large painful
fibrous lump for the last few months and was getting really painful before my
period, and since I've been using the natural progesterone mid month to my
period the lump is GONE! Very cool.
My question is: My husband and I are thinking about trying to get pregnant in
the next few months. Should I be using the natural progesterone while trying
and should I continue it into the pregnancy? And if so how long?