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Do You Feel Like an Alien in your own body?

Category: Hormone Balance  |  Permalink

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Most Likely It's Your Hormones!


I Want to Help You... Save Your Relationships, Save Your Sanity, Maybe even Your Life!


I'm Barbara Hoffman, author of Hope For Your Hormones and I have spoken with over 100,000 women about Hormone Balance since 1992. And I want to help YOU!

Ladies, I have heard this feeling described repeatedly over these past many years. Women are saying "I just don't feel like myself anymore and it's debilitating." You say "I'm cranky, depressed, bloated, have no energy, cannot focus, can't sleep and my hair is falling out". Some of you say, "I've been told I'm going crazy" by my husband/children/even doctor! You are at your wit's end. What is going on? Guess, what? These symptoms are related to a condition called Estrogen dominance. A woman can have deficient, normal, or excessive estrogen but has little or no progesterone to balance it. This can make you feel like you are literally losing your mind! I have been consulting on natural hormone balance for almost 20 years and I know I can help you!

But... you say, "I've always learned that we need estrogen as we get older because our estrogen disappears. Not the problem! It's progesterone that becomes overwhelmed or diminished, NOT estrogen.


  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia, restless sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Acne
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Irregular menstrual flow
  • Depression
  • Anxiety / Panic attacks
  • Osteoporosis, osteopenia
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Breast tenderness
  • Hair loss
  • Mood swings
  • Headache, including migraines
  • Heavy periods
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Infertility
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Urinary frequency
  • Dry eyes
  • Bloating / Fluid retention
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Inability to concentrate

These symptoms may sound common to some of you, but they are not normal! If you have any of them, it is essential to get your hormones back in balance as soon as you can. The symptoms will only get worse especially the weight gain. And who wants that? Natural progesterone créme has helped many women lose weight!

I hear you saying "What Has Happened to Me?" As your ovaries age, their function begins to decline. The progesterone hormone production falls dramatically between the ages of 35 and 50. Progesterone is the "feel good hormone" and you will definitely begin to not feel good! Your estrogen hormones now have undue influence on your body and you are Estrogen Dominant. Sadly, many women have experienced this state since puberty causing them to experience PMS symptoms which they took as "normal". Things are not hopeless! Estrogen Dominance can be stopped and reversed.

When Can Estrogen Dominance Take Over YOUR Life?

  • During peri-menopause or premenopause
  • When you are exposed to xenoestrogens, those environmental toxins and chemicals in the air and food which have an estrogenic effect on the body.
  • When you are taking estrogen replacement therapy or birth control pills that are high in estrogen.
  • When you have a hysterectomy and either your ovaries are removed or are no longer functioning properly. Did you know that even when the ovaries remain, they function sub-optimally after a hysterectomy?
  • When you have had a tubal ligation that affects the function of your ovaries.
  • When stress is a factor in a woman's life. Ha, ha, is there someone who does NOT have stress as a factor?


It's not that difficult! Start now, before things get worse!

  • NUMBER 1 REMEDY: Use natural progesterone créme will usually restore hormonal balance and help a woman "feel like myself" again. Use just 25 days of the month for non-menstruating women and 12 days per month for menstruating women
  • Avoid external sources of estrogen (xenoestrogens from meats, dairy, plastic, petrochemicals, pesticides and herbicides
  • Use a supplement called DIM (diindolyl methane) or Indole-3-Carbinol which encourages your body to excrete excess estrogens. Good for men, too!

You can get back to normal! As I say, "Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life" Has your doctor placed you on synthetic hormones? Is your spouse, mate, child ready to move out? Are your friends worried about you? Do you have a hormone nightmare story? Let's share & get through this together!

Posted by: Barbara Hoffman
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 3:09:34 PM

Dear Kate, I have never heard of progesterone intolerance, because your body makes progesterone throughout your life and copiously during pregnancy. Anyone "progesterone intolerant" would have been suffering since the date of their first period. Sounds as if it could have been high-cortisol (stress hormone) that caused your problems. Did you ever have your cortisol levels checked? Cortisol can be a "thief" of progesterone and no matter how much progesterone you use, you will not get the benefits with the high cortisol level. Progesterone is the feel-good hormone and should have helped you feel great!

Posted by: En
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 5:49:10 PM

I tried progesterone cream and then pills for almost six months because for years I was on nothing but estrdiol due to a complete hysterectomy ten years ago. It was told it would help with the insomnia and anxiety and I would feel great. Oh my God it was a thousand times worse and they kept saying, it will get better, it will get better, push through. Low dose, high does it was the worst. It was horrible. We tried a low dose and then all the way up to 600 mg, I thought I would die of rage and then was absolutey devoid of joy, crushing depression. I am now back on just estradiol and will stay on it. I have also been reading about something called progesterone intolerant. This whole thing was a nightmare and while it is scary health wise just being on the estrogen, I have no choice. It was such a disapointment, I had such high hopes that at last I could really feel good.

Posted by: jennifer
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 4:46:38 PM

Someone please help....I have been to doctor after doctor.....phyiratrist tell me its anxiety and depression and something medically here's your anxiety endocrinology doctor did hormone test and said my progesterone should be at 450 and its at 64 so I started taking progesterone pills day 12-26 of my cycle has been a month and I notice no difference..... I have lost my job my relationship with my daughters and boyfriend and family has gotten so horrible....I feel like I am not even me I don't know who I am....I am so lost within myself....I can't sleep...think.... medical symptoms are getting worse day by day....I don't even know what to do with my life any more.....I have such bad anxiety its hard to control even with the meds I don't know what to do anymore.... I lost.... scared.... my oldest daughter who is 16 is ready to run away right now because she can't deal with it anymore.... its been three years since this has started and no change.....someone help please

Posted by: jean
Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 6:36:16 AM

My large family has always joked that we all have 'crazy' hormones... but Its no longer funny. I've had severe PMS and depression since a teenager. I am now 30 and after having to endure panic attacks, extreme fatigue, migraines and constant weight battles... I am now struggling to deal with skin problems. Almost 3 years ago brown pigmentation spots appeared on my face, it now covers most of my forehead, scattered across checks under my eyes... and my personal favourite... the moustache! I immediately searched for remedies. It consumed me. And then... as if I was being punished... I developed bad acne. The big sore hormonal type, that just keep coming. I wonder if from stress? After lots of wasted $$$$ on 2 VERY painful IPL proceedures, a cupboard full of crèmes and prescriptions, and the countless vitamins and suppliments, my face is worse than ever. Now I've got dark spots left from acne scars dotted around. I'm doing my best to keep fighting back out of the dark hole of depression. I have times that I try to forget & carry on with a semi normal life, but it is so hard and easy to revert back to isolation. Last yr I didn't leave the house for 1 month! I miss doing normal things, like a simple swim. I cant face doing anything without loads of make up and when people look at me I am so humiliated. My poor family, I must be very hard work at times. But saddest of all is my 10 yr old daughter has me (the Mum who's a crying mess) as a role model. I need something to help. Of course I am keen to try the progesterone crème, but forgive me as I am weary for fear of disappointment. Will post update on results. Wish me luck.

Posted by: Tresjee Wittman
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 11:20:59 AM

I just found your site by watching you on Daystar. I am 38yrs old and recently (last 6 months or less) I have been extremely emotional, irritated and angry. My periods as far as length and duration are the same but my swings are not. I do have trouble sleeping, weight gain in the mid section, and some of the other symptoms listed. How often do I take the progesterone cream? Will that help me sleep again?

Posted by: ava garza
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 1:01:38 PM

PLEASE HELP ME :-( i am 28yrs old and i have had these symptoms my whole life. i have been on the hunt for something to make me feel better, but my 8yr married life is killing me, husband will not listen to me. he only listens to the doctors "psyciatrist" that said i am bipolar. to hear the words "oh so your cured now that you read that book" kills me and i want to give up and take the pills that they prescribed to me that make me sleep all day and have the worst side affects. i know i am not crazy, but its like 'climbing a mountain in a wheel chair'. i've just been enduring and that is slowly killing me too. i actually have a bottle of progesta-care that i bought a year ago sitting next to me. but i don't want to take it and then my husband thinks its the oxcarbazepin making me feel better. please help me, all the women in my family show signs of this. the internet is the only place i even heard of progesterone.

Posted by: rachel
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 7:27:43 PM

i am using a birth control implant ,can you use this cream while on it the implant is called implanon

Posted by: tubal reversal
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 3:02:28 AM

are all these symptoms are related with hormone imbalance?

Posted by: Kate
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 @ 12:04:59 AM

I'm in tears right now out of relief that there may be help for me :) Until four years ago I weighed 123 lbs, had 14.5 % body fat, wore a size 4, worked out regularly, felt & looked fabulous, especially for a grandmother! I've been from doctor to doctor with the exact symptoms you describe, with an unbelievable weight gain of 50 lbs & no energy from not sleeping & carrying around this extra weight. (I've never been heavy before) The last doctor who was supposed to be a specialist (endocrinologist) told me I'm just depressed & require antidepressants,for which he was delighted to give me samples. At 52 he never ordered blood work to test my hormone levels or mention it might be menopause. I declined the depression RX but did end up w/an anti-anxiety & sleep RX from my regular M.D. This doctor's P.A. wanted to send me to a special lab for a hormone panel but it was cost prohibitive at $400 not covered by insurance. I am so excited to hear that the progesterone may help. I'm getting some a.s.a.p. Thank you so much for this site & God Bless you!

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