Stories of Endometriosis
Anecdotal Stories of Help For Endometriosis and Other Estrogen Dominant Diseases
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.
by Elizabeth Smith, M.D.
Endometriosis much Improved with Progestelle over other Brands
I just wanted to drop a note regarding the significant
improvement in my condition after using Progestelle.
I have had endometriosis for the last fifteen years.
My symptoms were terrible. Severe pain, nausea,
headaches, backache for two weeks out of every month.
My hormones were so out of sync that I was having hot
flashes at 35. I read a book by Doctor Lee about
progesterone and I bought some from my local health
food store. The cream helped a little but not enough
to make my life normal.
One day while web serfing I stumbled upon the
Progestelle sight and read that many progesterone
creams contained ingredients which could make my
condition worse. I checked the cream I was using and
it contained the ingredients mentioned so I decided to
try Progestelle to see if it made a difference. The
change happened within one month. The majority of my
symptoms are now gone and my life is back to normal.
I don't even take pain medication for cramps anymore.
This product is truly wonderful and I would recommend
it to anyone suffering from a hormone related
Endometriosis Improved - Operation Avoided!
I was diagnosed with endometriosis in the summer of 2001 during laproscopy
surgery. I have always had problems with my periods, especially the pain
involved. I was given two choices of further treatment by the surgeon which
was a hysterectomy or drugs. I was not willing to do either of these, so I
never went back for my follow-up appointment. I then was on my own to
search for an alternative to drugs and surgery. I read a lot and searched
the internet. The information that was most beneficial to me was found on
the internet at the website www.endo101.com. Before that I knew there was a
missing link that I had just not discovered yet. I followed all of the
advice on the website including throwing away all of my personal care
products and using only those with no parabens (chemical estrogens) in them.
This made a tremendous difference in my bout with the severe pain of
endometriosis. Since I began to follow the guidelines presented, the severe
pelvic pain that I had been experiencing off and on was completely gone and
hasn't returned. I also use the progesterone product that can be purchased
on the website. I was also diagnosed with low progesterone and high
estrogen through a saliva test. It's amazing how many progesterone products
contain parabens. This one does not. Using progesterone is very important
in the healing process of this disease. I am now onto the next phase of
getting my thyroid in balance as this problem usually goes hand in hand with
endometriosis. I am very thankful to have found this website. I also
appreciate the help that Dr. Eckhart has given me over the phone and through
e-mails as well. I only wish more women knew about this information so that
they could make an informed choice regarding treatment for endometriosis.
" 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 (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
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 ESTROGEN USE.
[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 possible.
for being part of my solution.
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.