I'm Allergic to My Hormones! Awareness for Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis, Part 4
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Phytoestrogens- Source of Natural Estriol
Ok, time to finish my series. In Part 3 of “I’m Allergic To My Hormones”, my preview of Part 4 stated that “Yes, I have found a treatment for my rare autoimmune disease.” I’m happy to report that it has been 11 months now, and I’m still in remission from the Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis. I have finally been able to have somewhat of a normal life for almost an entire year!!!
I know many are very anxious to find out about this natural phytoestrogen from a specific plant. The particular phytoestrogen that I found is a bio-identical form of natural human estriol. Estriol is the estrogen that the body produces the most during pregnancy and is the safest and most beneficial of all 3 of the estrogens that the female body produces. This specific estrogen from a natural plant source helps prevent female related cancers, aging, greying of hair, loss of energy, perimenopause, menopause symptoms, hormonal imbalances, osteoporosis, memory loss, amongst many others. It’s benefits are youthful skin, long/ healthy hair and nails, increased vaginal moisture, vaginal health and increased vaginal muscle tone, breast growth and health, firming of sagging breasts...
This one particular phytoestrogen was the one that I had the most interest in because of it’s bio-identical estriol action within the body and it’s many health benefits. My body will no longer tolerate synthetics and I’ve always had severe reactions to synthetic/prescription hormones of any kind so that treatment option was out for me. Synthetic hormones are very harmful and dangerous to the body anyway, so I have chosen the safest, natural possible method of treatment for myself. As a reminder, the only time I have ever been healthy was during pregnancy when my estrogen (estriol) and progesterone levels were highest and I built up a tolerance to my own progesterone.
What is this Phytoestrogen?
The plant that contains this valuable phytoestrogen is called Pueraria Mirifica (White Kwao Krua/ Kwao Kreu). I have researched Pueraria Mirifica nonstop for over a year in hopes of using it as a treatment. It is found primarily in Thailand. It’s not exactly something that you can find at your local health food store so I order pure Pueraria Mirifica powder directly from a supplier in Thailand that organically grows and sells it in dried, powdered form. It’s not easy to find the pure, natural form of this plant just anywhere. If you were to research this plant, you would find that it has become a very popular ingredient in many breast enhancement creams, breast enlargement creams, aging creams, and menopause treatments. My biggest problem with ordering any of these products containing Pueraria Mirifica from the companies that sell it, is most are mixed with other ingredients like other phytoestrogens, chemicals, and preservatives that could cause severe reactions in me. Most products are outrageously expensive and I feared that the companies that claimed to be “all natural” were nothing but false claims to make money.
For me to be able to try to treat my Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis with the Pueraria Mirifica, I had to naturally raise my estrogen, leading to an increase in progesterone, and HOPE that my body built up a tolerance (just like allergy shots or immunotherapy treatments work). Purchasing any Pueraria Mirifica cream and/or capsules from these companies that claimed to be “all natural and organic” scared me to death. I’ve been burnt to many times to spend that kind of money and take a chance with false claims that could ultimately lead to life threatening anaphylactic reactions.
This is a quote from testing done on manufactured creams from companies claiming to sell all natural/organic Pueraria Mirifica Products:
“Creams said to contain PM may actually contain one of the other 12 Pueraria species, or even a combination of a number of species. One, sold in Malaysia, has evidence of containing synthetic hormonal precursors. Despite the fact that they do work, there have been a number of negative reports from users. Synthetic hormonal precursors will do that.”
I just could not take the risk of false claims from companies and I could only use the Pueraria Mirifica with other natural ingredients!
Getting Unaltered, Natural Pueraria Mirifica
I searched high and
low for a way to purchase the Pueraria Mirifica in an organic, natural
state. The best way that I found was to go straight through someone from
Thailand that grows, dries, and ships overseas. It wasn’t an easy task
but I got the job done and ordered in bulk. It was much cheaper this way
also. After receiving pure dried and crushed Pueraria Mirifica from
this individual supplier, I soon found out that my stomach, nor my body
would allow me take oral doses. My stomach was so torn up from vagus
nerve damage from prescriptions that lead to gastroparesis and repeated
anaphylactic reactions that the oral doses were just to much for my body
to tolerate. I even tried very, very small doses with no success.
I was still able to maintain my determination regardless and continue to believe in my research that this plant was going to work and do what I needed it to do. I had to come up with a way to bypass my stomach and still get this natural estriol in my body so that I could start raising my estrogen and progesterone. HOPEFULLY, building up a tolerance and avoiding further severe reactions from the Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis. How was I going to do this???
A Bit of History about Myself
Well, I was majoring in Biology/ Chemistry several years ago in college and had a full scholarship to a major medical university. I had the 3rd highest ACT scores (college entrance exam and placement) out of the entire U.S. along with a 98% in all areas of science, hence the scholarship. Yes, I’m tooting my own horn, toot, toot! No seriously, I have actually been very angry and frustrated about my inability to complete college due to my condition. For many years, I felt like areas of my “mapped out” life had been stolen from me. I was very gifted in biology, chemistry, and medicine, and planned on making a successful career out of it but God had other plans for me. I was never able to finish college due to my autoimmune disease and a severe staph infection took hold of me early on during my college years. I continued to suffer frequent, unusual infections, and various reactions. Since then, I have relentlessly researched and studied pharmaceutical drugs, natural treatments, and rare medical conditions to be able to get proper testing, diagnosis, and treatment.
God’s Plan for Me- How I made my Own Natural Treatment
Although I was never able to complete my college education, I was able to use my “God given gift” in science, my education, and research to develop my own natural form of immunotherapy.
I used my abilities to find a way to get the estrogenic properties of the Pueraria Mirifica into my body and bypass my stomach in the process. After much experimentation, I was able to simultaneously extract and infuse the bio-identical estrogenic properties from the Pueraria Mirifica with very specific all natural and organic ingredients making a cream and/or pure infusion to apply to the soft tissues of my skin. Making the treatment on my own, ensured that EVERY ingredient in the cream truly was all natural and organic, and using a cream or the pure infusion for treatment ensured that I could stop treatment at anytime if I reacted in some way.
It is scientifically proven that anything that you apply to the skin enters the body immediately, even if it's just minute amounts. Penetration and amount of absorption through the skin depends on molecular size. My treatment is specifically designed using organic ingredients with small enough molecules to pass directly thru the layers of skin and into the blood stream at maximum amounts carrying the beneficial constituents of the Pueraria Mirifica with it. This form of treatment is called transdermal delivery. It works exactly like the nicotine, morphine, or synthetic estrogen patches. There are also synthetic hormone creams of testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone but they are prescribed, synthetic forms that my body has never tolerated. The cream that I developed for transdermal delivery keeps a majority of estrogen from the Pueraria Mirifica from being destroyed by stomach acid and/or removed by the liver. This method also avoided my stomach’s intolerance of the oral doses.
I have had to build up my hormone levels very slowly using this cream or infusion by applying it to my skin. After my body started to adjust and my stomach had a chance to heal a bit, about 1 month, I was able to add minute amounts of oral doses placed under my tongue. I gradually increased dosages over a period of time and continued to use the cream or infusion until I was comfortable and felt the levels of estrogen in my body would sustain.
I have been able to avoid anaphylaxis and maintain remission using this method for 11 months now. It is currently still working and I am not showing any signs of relapse as of today’s date. I do still have other health issues from prescription drugs that I continue to deal with but none of them are life threatening anymore. That is something that certainly puts my mind at ease and has allowed me to have quality of life. I may never be able to cure my autoimmune diseases or damage completely but my doctors and I consider me to be in remission from the Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis and doing very well. Currently, my immune system has not recognized the estriol that the Pueraria Mirifica provides is not from my own body. My treatment seems to be working great with no signs of breaking out of remission anytime soon.
My Next Step In Treatment
I hope to be able to get off of all oral doses and sustain my estrogen levels and tolerance to progesterone within a few months using the cream or infusion only. Since I make them myself, I can increase or decrease the amount of estrogen from the Pueraria Mirifica that I extract/ infuse with the organic ingredients and just apply to my skin twice a day. Slowly wean myself off of oral doses and increase the amount of estrogen in the cream or pure infusion to keep the balance. In doing this, I hope that I can also get my stomach and digestion to work properly ALL of the time and get my weight up to a normal level. I have been able to put on 12 pounds since I’m no longer vomiting from anaphylaxis and I’m able to eat again but my weight is still only at 108 lbs. This is my plan anyway!
Doctors have been able to treat milder cases of the progesterone allergy with synthetic estrogens and have had some success but they have never tried treating it using an all natural phytoestrogen. Pharmacuetical manufacturing companies will not manufacture or distribute natural organic treatments so they will never make a natural treatment for my condition. Currently, my kitchen is my chemistry lab and I am the lab rat.
Benefits and Uses for the All Natural and Organic Pueraria Mirifica Cream or Pure Infusion that I Developed
* Treatment for Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis, Autoimmune Progesterone Anaphylaxis, Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis- My own natural treatment that is successful to date!
* Menopause and Perimenopause symptoms- prevents hot flashes, vaginal dryness, osteoporosis, youthful hair, skin, and nails, graying of hair, depression, mood swings, thinning of hair, etc. (Pueraria Mirifica is 3000 times stronger than other phytoestrogens like soy, fenugreek, and red clover.)
* Hormonal imbalances- Regulates and prevents irregular periods, acne, menstrual cramps, PMS, bloating, depression, mood swings, irritability.
* Female related cancer prevention- prevents breast, cervical, ovarian, uterine (Pueraria Mirifica can not be used if you already have a female related cancer but has been proven to prevent cancer.)
* Alzheimer prevention- helps prevent memory loss.
* Vaginal health- prevention of vaginal infections (yeast/bacterial), increase in vaginal moisture, increase vaginal tightness and muscle tone.
* Increase in Libido.
* Increase in energy.
Most of the benefits and uses listed above are VERY TRUE based on my own personal experience. The Alzheimer, cancer, and menopause, I can not comment on personally but many women use Pueraria Mirifica with great success for these and studies have proven it’s effectiveness. Thailand includes Pueraria Mirifica in their natural diet and they have minimal female related cancers, firm breasts, remain young looking, maintain dark hair, have excellent memory, etc. I can say that my Gynecologist just had a sonogram done on my breasts last week to make sure my fibrocystic breast disease has not recurred and I was not developing cancer from my treatment. My sonogram showed no signs of either condition but it did show development in the mammary glands and surrounding tissue proving positive breast growth and enhancement.
Parts 1-3 of My Series and Interveiws with Doctor on Pueraria Mirifica
- My new Facebook Account for Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis & Autoimmune Progesterone Anaphyl
Please feel free to send me a friend request!!!
- Awareness for AIPA | aipa
My new website devoted to help others with Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis, Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis, Autoimmune Progesterone Anaphylaxis, and other rare, undiagnosed medical conditions.
- Explanation of Allergies- All Natural Antihistamines
How high histamine levels can cause autoimmune diseases and other medical conditions. This high histamine condition is called histadelia.
- I'm Allergic to My Hormones! Awareness for Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis- Autoimmune Progesterone
Part 1- Im writing this hub to motivate others who've suffered similar stories and situations to get help in getting diagnosed, getting proper treatment, and know that there are many things that can be done to...
- I'm Allergic to My Hormones!-Awareness for Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis-Autoimmune Progesterone
Part 2- After going over and over my story in my mind and researching nonstop for many years, I made an unusual connection. I made several connections actually. Ive always had allergies. Allergies are an...
- I'm Allergic to My Hormones!-Awareness for Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis-Autoimmune Progesterone
Part 3- Due to the medical professions lack of knowledge on Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis, the prescription drugs they were giving me throughout the years, caused more damage, conditions, and diseases. Although...
- Pueraria mirifica: Just for Menopause
Miroestrol in Pueraria Mirifica and it's bioidentical similarities to Estriol. Very informative interview!!!
- Pueraria mirifica: Just for Menopause or the Herb of the Decade?: Part 2
Side Effects of Pueraria Mirifica
* Hot flashes for the first month or two.
* Increase in pimples for the first month.
These are side effects that I personally experienced. As soon as my body adjusted to the cream/infusion and oral doses, the side effects went away completely.
How to Buy the Treatments I Developed
After having so much success, maintaining remission for the first 5 months, and receiving email requests to sell my Natural Pueraria Mirifica Cream or Pure Infusion, I decided to market my treatments. I have listed them on Ebay which can be found on every page of my, "I'm Allergic to My Hormones!", series for others who suffer from any of the above conditions I have listed, or for those that would like to increase their breast size and firmness naturally. I will also sell directly through Paypal, just contact me from my profile page if you are interested. I make all orders fresh due to it being all organic and natural. There are no chemical preservatives added but some of the organic ingredients act as a natural preservative and keep it fresh for quite some time. I have been able to use the same containers for up to 3 months without spoilage. Shipment of my treatments could take up to 4 days since I make it fresh upon order and they have to go through several hourly processes to develop. I will send a 5 page detailed list of instructions, tips, and guidelines with each order for the treatment of the Progesterone induced anaphylaxis (how I went into remission), instructions on how to grow breasts naturally, and how to use for menopause symptoms.
I have recently listed my original oil infusion on ebay. This is the infusion I started out using before turning it into a cream. The other organic skin care ingredients are not included in the natural oil infusion so I can offer the infusion at a more reasonable price. The infusion has the exact same amount of Pueraria MIrifica infused as the cream that I developed, works in the exact same manner, but it is slightly more potent. This is due to no other ingredients diluting the estrogen (estriol) absorption through the skin. I use very specific, high quality organic oils that are very beneficial for the skin as well. This product is also made fresh upon order and contains no chemicals or preservatives, only the specific organic oils infused with Pueraria Mirifica. This product is designed for those that may be allergic or sensitive to ingredients in the cream and allow a choice as to which product is the most beneficial and suitable for individual needs.
As of today's date, I am still in remission! It's been 11 months and still no signs of relapsing.
MY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY for remission!!! Still in remission and no signs of breakthrough as of yet, YAY!!!
This series is to give hope to others that suffer unusual and undiagnosed medical conditions and have been treated poorly by medical professionals. It is also for awareness of Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis that many doctors do not recognize or even know exist. Do not give up! DOCTOR SHOP, MAKE THEM LISTEN AND RUN TESTS, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH, WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT!!!!
To get testing and diagnosis of Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis & Autoimmune Progesterone Anaphylaxis (hormone allergy)
List of Doctors and Clinics that are aware of, test, and diagnose Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis / Autoimmune Progesterone Anaphylaxis:
Dr. David Wright (Allergy, Immunology, Internal Medicine)
Central Illinois Allergy and Respiratory (AIR)
543 W Miller St Ste A
Dr. Andrey Leonov, MD
Allergy and Asthma Clinic
229 Hammes Avenue
Joliet, Il. 60435
***on a side note, if anyone traveling a distance to be tested, I would call and talk to him and let him know ahead of time. The progesterone is not something they have in stock at the clinic to test. Also, my sample was in sesame seed oil, so if you are allergic to nuts, ask for a different base. Hope this will help some people.
Dr Peter Lee (Ching Sang)
Allergy and Immunology
Suite 250, 1641 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC V8T5G1 Canada
***There are two Dr. Lee in Victoria who both practice Immunology , so make sure you have the correct one:)
Instituto Universitario USP Dexeus
C/ Sabino de Arana, 5-19
08028- Barcelona. España (Spain)
Dr. Katheryn Brown
Allergy Clinic of Tulsa, OK
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Mayo Clinic in Florida
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Medical/ Scientific Research and Other Information on Pueraria Mirifica
“As reported by News Net 5 'Demand outweighs supply', and I can agree. Pueraria Mirifica is not a herb you can just pick from your local herbalist store. It is a specialist herb that is only found in certain parts of the world. It's only convenient that we have access to specialist Pueraria Mirifica farms and producers in these remote areas.”
“This excerpt from a Medical University report summary agrees what herbalists and those in the know have been saying all along. The point is that there is no other natural source known to mankind that contains more phytoestrogens, isoflavines and mirestorol other than Pueraria Mirifica.”
“In May 1931, Luang Anusan Suntara published a pamphlet on the subject of "Kwao Kreu". It is stated in the pamphlet that Pueraria mirifica can
- serve as the "fountain of youth" for aged men and women
- serve as an anti-wrinkle agent for aged and wrinkled skin
- darken white hair, and increase hair growth
- alleviate cataract problems
- help with memory loss
- increase energy and vigor, more reflexive bodily movements
- increase blood circulation
- increase appetite, and
- alleviate sleep disorders.
In 1932, Dr. A.F.G. Kerr, the Director of the Botanical Section of the Journal of the Siam Society, directed the attention of the scientific community to the fact that the tuberous roots of a Thai plant called "Kwao Kreu", mistakenly identified then as Butea superba, were considered to be of value as a rejuvenating drug. Dr. Kerr was the first to create international awareness of the rejuvenating qualities of this plant, which subsequently led to the isolation of a potent phytoestrogen that is unique to this plant only and to the identification of the plant as Pueraria mirifica in 1952.
The compounds that make Pueraria Mirifica different from any other phytoestrogen-containing plants in the Family Leguminosae are Miroestrol and Deoxymiroestrol, which possess highest estrogenic activity among the known phytoestrogens. Miroestrol was actually the first compound isolated from this plant by a group of German chemists in 1940.
The isolation and identification of deoxymiroestrol from the root of Pueraria mirifica has just been reported in the February 2000 issue of the Journal of Natural Products.
With regard to the safety and efficacy of dermal preparations of Pueraria mirifica extract, standard dermal toxicity tests were performed in various animal species as well as in humans, and no toxicity was observed.”
* Excerpt from Medicinal Plant Research Institute; Dept. of Medical Sciences; Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.