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How much topical progesterone (progest-e) to start with for a man?

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Want to start using progesterone topically just curious to see how much a man should start with. Thank you.
 

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Want to start using progesterone topically just curious to see how much a man should start with. Thank you.
I think 1 or 2 drops of progest-e(less than 10mg) is a suitable amount if you don't have any any symptoms. But 20-30mg seems to be a more common amount if you are comfortable with that. In some it could temporarily shrink the penis or lower libido, but I get the complete opposite effects. Progest-e rubbed on gums.
 

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I used about 20mg topically with olive oil. Didn’t really like the effect it gave me. Made me feel dull sort of anhedonic. Might revisit it later down the road.
 

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I used about 20mg topically with olive oil. Didn’t really like the effect it gave me. Made me feel dull sort of anhedonic. Might revisit it later down the road.
Which brand/product?
 

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Progest-E I slept really good and I feel relaxed today but slightly different I don’t know if it’s less androgens or maybe just less cortisol/estrogen. It’s not a bad thing necessarily. I doubt I took enough to actually have a significant negative effect on androgens.
 

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Which brand/product?


Progest-E I slept really good and I feel relaxed today but slightly different I don’t know if it’s less androgens or maybe just less cortisol/estrogen. It’s not a bad thing necessarily. I doubt I took enough to actually have a significant negative effect on androgens.
 

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Does anyone know if Progest E still contains Soy Isoflavones? Or is this an older formula that did? I swear I'm getting estrogenic effects from it. im super sensitive to anything soy so maybe it's just me.
 

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Does anyone know if Progest E still contains Soy Isoflavones? Or is this an older formula that did? I swear I'm getting estrogenic effects from it. im super sensitive to anything soy so maybe it's just me.
They say there is nothing left of the soy the vitamin e is extracted from in the final product
 

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I think taking the progest-e up regulated my natural production or just stabilized my hormones because I’ve had great effects after the first day or so since taking it. Lower stress more relaxed clearer head.
 

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Update took another dose a little smaller this time around and had some negative effects. Mostly Irritability. From what I understand this could be caused by the smaller dose converting to allopregnanolone. Got better effects from the higher dose although both doses were very small. Gonna lay off it for a while
 

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Update took another dose a little smaller this time around and had some negative effects. Mostly Irritability. From what I understand this could be caused by the smaller dose converting to allopregnanolone. Got better effects from the higher dose although both doses were very small. Gonna lay off it for a while
Read SonOfEurope posts if you haven't already. He mentions that some people benefit from starting with a higher dose, almost 100mg for a few days. The reasoning being something like, you need to flush out excess estrogen and small amounts can be estrogenic. Even the instructions where you buy progest-e state this.

(as low thyroid, high estrogen situations require a high initial dose to avoid progesterone reverting to estrogen)
 
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