Progesterone Related Constipation

Posted by Kate (Calgary, Alberta) on 09/24/2006

I have been trying this remedy, along with Eating Bran high fiber cereal, eating high fiber foods & drinking prune juice, I even tried chewing on a raw garlic clove. Nothing has really helped me yet. I've gone a bit, but my belly is so distended and painful. Apparently it comes from the progesterone supplements I am taking, for my IVF procedure. Any suggestions on progesterone related constipation please help!!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Kate: Most hormone supplements tends to create a condition where your body becomes quite acid and free radical forming, and hence constipation. So the best way is to reduce the acid by taking 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day mixed in 1/2 glass of water. If you want a nice diarrhea just add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt to the baking soda! As to find a way to reduce progesterone supplements try 12.5 mg of DHEA as a substitute. They are safer form of hormone then the progesterone. The safest form of hormone is the non hormone. Which is vitamin B5 panthenol plus B8 inositol at 250-500 mg/day each plus the usual vitamin B complex of 100 mg each with exception of B12 at 100 mcg. These will cause the body to produce its own hormones without the need for external sources. This is especially true of Vitamin B3 niacinimide and 5-10 grams per day of L-glutamine too. These secretogogues are generally free of side effects. Adjust your dosage accordingly.