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Re: SPRM for high progesterone

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:15 am
by Juvo
marsupial wrote:Guys before you start experimenting with drugs even those whose progesterone was over range, please repeat the test. Only one test proves nothing. I bet many of you will have much different values


I think it's all about the risk/potential reward ratio. The current progesterone theory is going off of much more than just a dozen blood tests. To not try working on progesterone after taking another test and being slightly normal is foolish. You exhaust your leads and before we drop progesterone as a suspect, we're going to make sure it isn't involved. Sometimes this involves preemptively trying drugs.

One thing that has bothered me about researching something little understood, is our brains will come up with a theory or model and then discredit something because it doesn't overlap with "so and so took this and didn't work" or "don't have that symptom, must have a different type of pssd".

We don't have the luxury of running strict controlled studies. Hate to say it, but your body is the lab. Having said that, we can mitigate risk by researching before trying.

Re: SPRM for high progesterone

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:58 am
by marsupial
All I am asking is in a mean time while researching progesteron treatment stuff. We should do the least for understanding the problem and run more and repetative tests. I like this theory even tough high progesteron isnt my case

Re: SPRM for high progesterone

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:15 am
by Juvo
marsupial wrote:All I am asking is in a mean time while researching progesteron treatment stuff. We should do the least for understanding the problem and run more and repetative tests. I like this theory even tough high progesteron isnt my case


Completely agree. If anyone is looking to help, if you have the means, get the blood tests done. It's crucial to helping identify and better understand pssd.

Like ghost alluded to in a previous post, we're never safe and home base is never really in sight until we touch it. We've made progress but there's still too many questions and not enough people to help with answers.

Re: SPRM for high progesterone

Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:50 pm
by lost_soul
So are there any SPRMs that are available at a reasonable cost outside of emergency contraceptive pills? The main problem with these progesterone agents seems to be lack of availability.

Re: SPRM for high progesterone

Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:25 pm
by Juvo
lost_soul wrote:So are there any SPRMs that are available at a reasonable cost outside of emergency contraceptive pills? The main problem with these progesterone agents seems to be lack of availability.


Pretty much. Females will obviously have an easier time obtaining these drugs. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is available online in many US. State's, not positive in Europe and elsewhere.