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I'm Allergic to My Hormones! Awareness for Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis, Part 4

Hoping to spread awareness for the autoimmune diseases, AIPA/ APD, to help others who remain undiagnosed, untreated, and medically neglected!

Hoping to spread awareness for the autoimmune diseases, AIPA/ APD, to help others who remain undiagnosed, untreated, and medically neglected!

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

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.

UPDATE (9-22-2010)

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.

UPDATE (12-21-2010)

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
Springfield, IL

Dr. Andrey Leonov, MD
Allergy and Asthma Clinic
229 Hammes Avenue
Joliet, Il. 60435
Phone: 815-744-2300
***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
(250) 370-0318
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
(918) 307-1613

Mayo Clinic

800-446-2279 (toll-free)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain time, Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central time, Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday

International Appointment Offices

Mayo Clinic in Florida
904-953-7329 (Fax)
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern time) Monday through Friday

Mayo Clinic in Minnesota
507-538-7802 (Fax)
Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central time) Monday through Friday

Mayo Clinic in Arizona
480-301-9310 (Fax)
Call toll free from Mexico: 001-800-010-1390
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain time) Monday through Friday
Required Information

When arranging an appointment, please provide:

* the patient's name as it appears on the passport (last, first, middle)
* patient's gender
* patient's address
* patient's date of birth
* direct patient telephone number
* direct patient fax number
* patient's email address (if available)
* a brief explanation of the current medical problem (in English)
the preferred date of appointment
* whether the patient will need an interpreter, and if so, what language

Please check this list frequently, as I will update when I find new docs/ clinics!

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.

Share your Story and Information with Others


Selena on November 12, 2019:

I didn’t actually see a link to your eBay

Kassie Boyd on April 13, 2018:

Hi I just got diagnosed with this and I am unsure of where to seek treatment. Any hep would be nice

Amy on December 14, 2015:

so many questions, is there a way to contact you more directly??

Rebilyn Cenita on August 05, 2015:

Hello! I am from the Philippines and I am very much interested to buy the natural Pueraria Mirifica cream since my sister thinks that she is suffering from APD too. I really love my sister that I will do whatever it takes to give relief with her skin itchiness. Is there a way that it will be sent to our home address in the Philippines? I hope you will respond to me. I badly need it for my sister. By the way, my facebook account name is Rebs Cenita. Thank you so much and God bless! :-)

Becky on June 01, 2015:

Hi, It's been a few years since you've posted. I'm wondering if you could provide an update. Thanks.

Sarah on August 14, 2014:

Hi I have been suffering from cystic acne on my back since I started my period at 13.. and has gotten worse with age...I tried birth control and that caused me to break out in 3 huge cysts near my vaginal area. When I was pregnant I cleared up and it all came back near the end of my pregnancy .. I have tried so many treatments like changing my diet but nothing has worked...and I just thought it's like I am allergic to my period and came across this.. should I try this stuff you are suggesting?

Meg1991 on May 31, 2014:

Hi I was wondering what were your symptoms. I have noticed for a long time that two weeks before my period I get really hot (red skin)and have some hives ....but not all the time. I was pregnant and lost my baby about 4 months (I was three months pregnant ) I noticed some more hives and with the pregnancy but I was also taking progesterone suppositories. Ever since I've lost the baby I've felt worse most of the time. Lightheaded ....fatigue ....weak.... Stomach bloating..... My skin gets red really easy. Just awful. I had a hysterectomy April 1st and I feel worse than before. I still have my ovaries. Not sure what to do but I'm starting to wonder if this is what has been wrong with me all along. I can't tolerate birth control pills. I was taking benedryl for a log time not all the time but I would have these reactions out of the blue ...hives.....red....rapid heart.... And my stomach would blow up. The benedryl would work great but now I notice it's not doing much anymore. Any advice you can give me.? I'm at the end of my rope. Thank you for your time and sharing my story.

krystacat95 on December 28, 2013:

I think I have what you have described. My body has had abnormal reaction to birth control. I've had chronic allergies that I could never get under control until I was pregnant. All pregnancies have sadly resulted in miscarriages. Thank you for your page. Now I can take a step into the right direction. ...and then maybe one day a leap.

cg7711 on December 14, 2013:

So very happy you found your answer and solution after many years. I am on a very long similar journey with no diagnosis myself It started many years ago with endometrios, at 34 I had to have a complete hysterectomy. Was put on premerin for a short while and then went to bioidentical biest estrogen. I have always never been able to tolerate it without side effects (many er visits due to chest pain and abdominal pain in the right side. I have no been off the bioidentical because the side effects got worse through the years which in turn I was able to tolerate less and less until I was reacting from a single drop. It made me deathly sick in bed for a week at a time. (even that one drop) I have now been off the bioidentical estrogen and replaced it with one drop of synthetic estrace (vaginally) and my stomach and chest are better but have very sore tongue, throat, pain in side of my neck with swollen lymph nodes , sinus , and ear pain. Again, only on the right side. Also, I'm using that one drop only every 3 to 4 days and reacting the very next day after using it. I'm thinking I'm allergic to the estrogen itself. Would your product be of any benefit for me? I'm now in menopause with all the symptoms that come with that...vaginal dryness, depression, rapidly aging skin, dry skin and hair. I'm not able to find any answers anywhere unfortunately. Thank you so much for any information you may have for me in advance. Your truly an inspiration! Your story gives me hope!

Sree from Bangalore, India on October 14, 2013:

Amazing! I just diagonised myself! How can I reach you & to get the product in India?//

roe35 on September 11, 2013:

After searching for many months I am so glad that I ran across your story. I think God new I was at my breaking point. I suffer with Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis. I break out in hives on my arms and legs and as time goes by it continues to get worse, now with swelling. I believe if I don't find a way to control the problem it will continue to get worse. It has been almost 2.5 years now. I had 2 miscarriages and then became pregnant with twins (naturally) and my Doctor decided to proscribe progesterone to be inserted vaginally hoping that this would prevent a miscarriage. Thankfully it did and I have 2 healthy 3 year old girl & boy. I started noticing my problem shortly after giving birth but excused it as being just my hormones out of whack because carrying twins. After a year with no improvement I then went to my primary doctor with my concerns. Of course he didn't really have an explanation and really didn't give me any direction. I then went to my ob gyn and she immediately wanted to put me on the pill. Being that I am 35 and my tubes are tide that just didn't seem like a good option to me. Especially when your not telling me what the issue is. So I began to do my own research and diagnosed myself. Because I had begin documenting my outbreaks it was right on point with Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis. I went back to my ob gyn with this information and she agreed that this is what I had. I asked if by using the progesterone cream while pregnant could have triggered something and she stated that this was possible. Make a long story short. They are wanting to try all of these different meds and treatments that I feel will do more harm to me than good. I continue to tell them I will consider their treatments but have not made a decision as of yet. I keep praying that I would find some natural way to help my body. After finding your story, I am excited and pray that this is my answer :) I was wondering what you would suggest for me to start out with. I will say my body is very sensitive so sensitive that I can't take regular vitamins I have to take Flintstones..lol...So if you suggest the oral I may have to take half the dose at the beginning just so I won't get sick to my stomach. But after reading your information I think the cream or infusion would work best for me. Just wanted to get your opinion on what you think would work better in my case. And how often would I use it? Everyday and stop during my menstrual? Does it come with directions to tell you how much to use and where to put it? Thank you so much for your time and allowing God to use you to help so many people.

Sparkleygirl on April 29, 2013:

Hi. I just found your site. I actually discovered I was have allergic reactions to my own hormones too. But I was not having anaphylactic reactions, I just didn't get a period and I could not tolerate the thyroid medications, or other natural compounded hormones perscribed. The way I found out was going to a fantastic holistic chiropractor in Houston, TX. She has vials of various substances with the frequencies of various things to which you can be allergic and when she "muscle tested" me on some of them, I had a weak response when exposed to the hormone vial. She also has an allergy laser machines called the BAX Aura and BAX 3000. The person is hooked up to one of the machine's computers which runs a test to see which of 10s of thousands of substances you are reacting to. And of course, that also showed I was reacting to hormones. Now, I have not had a regular period in like 6 years. In the past couple of years, my periods have come maybe once a year, or every 5 months but only from trying to force hormone medications which could never be maintained for more than a month due to horrible anxiety reactions. When my chiropractor finally "lasered" me for only 3 hormones along with other substances that needed to be lasered, I got my period the NEXT DAY. I believe she lasered me for few select other hormones one or 2 times after that and I got my period AGAIN the next month (last month). I have yet to see if I'll get my period this upcoming month. Because her treatments are quite expensive, I have had to stop. BUT God is so good. I found a company selling lasers to treat your own allergies. You won't be able to treat as many allergies as you can with the BAX allergy lasers or have it "read" your body for it's level of reactions to things, but if you know what you're allergic to you can just do it yourself. The company is called The Allergy Kit. I also just found a supplement I want to try to help build my immune system (Juice Plus). In addition, I started taking some time on helping me heal emotionally as 95% of illness is caused by stress which is caused by negative emotional reactions that create "destructive cellular memories" in your body that need to be released. I'm doing this on my own without a counselor using The Healing Codes. I found the manual online (which you can download for free) which has more specific exercises for different areas of your emotional life. Hope this is helpful to everyone.

God bless!

alimore33 on March 20, 2013:

Thanks for sharing this. I wonder... so then do you still have Fibromyalgia? or was it APD all along? Dr's think I may have this or endometriosis, waiting on referral appointments. I have FM (though I've always been skeptical and in denial) but actually thought the hives were food sensitivities to gluten. Did you ever think it was just your gut? Do you have endometriosis as well? Sorry for all the questions. Trying to make a connection. Thanks for your time.

phyphe on March 14, 2013:

I would be most grateful for your advice. I just learned that I have AIPA after close to 20 years of polypharmacy. Accordingly, I am beyond extremely hypersensitive to all medications and the vast majority of food, except for brown rice.

My condition is rapidly declining with blood pressure of 100/50 and low heart rate, anaphylaxis, angioedema, bloating, edema, bed bound due to the extreme fatigue, etc., etc.

What would you recommend I try and what dose? Have you ever heard of a case this extreme and whether there was any hope? Can any of these hypersensitivities, like food, ever reverse?

A sincere thank you for your time and dedication.

JWHCH on February 04, 2013:

Hi She-Rah,

My daughter has had eczema since she was 6 weeks old and is now 16yo. She has always suffered from allergies and asthma since I can remember. Her first anaphylaxis event occurred 1week prior to her first menses at the age of 13. It usually starts with stomach cramps followed by uncontrollable sneezing, running nose, nausea, wheezing then she gets short of breath and her throat feels like it is closing. Our current procedure when the 1st sneeze happens is 50mg benedryl, she uses her ventolin inhaler followed by xopenex in her nebulizer, then she can usually tell me if she needs her epi pen. She recently had a hyperventilating episode and has noticed itchy red/dry patches on her arms but that is on the top of her forearm not where the eczema is in the crease of her arms. I spoke with her allergy dr over a year ago and knew it had something to do with her hormones but he wasn't interested in pursuing that theory and just blew me off. We've had her food panel done and shes slightly allergic to every food tested except fish and also her IgE level in the past has been over 600. We recently moved to Ohio from Texas and thought the change of environment would help and it did until the last 2 months and her reactions have started again.. I really think she is having Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis. Do you or anyone else know of any physicians near Cleveland that has knowledge of this? I worry about her every minute that she is not with me. Thank you!!

Luvlee on December 20, 2012:

Thank you so much for all the great info!!!..I was just wondering , is it possible to take the infusion orally and if so what would be the proper dosage?

I was thinking about trying it out for breast enhancement but i cant take pills at all..:(

PamS on October 16, 2012:

Hi She-Rah - I thank you for sharing your APIA journey and for taking the "bull by the horns" so to speak to develop your own all-natural treatment. After years of suffering with a terrible recurring rash and too numerous to count attempts for diagnosis by dermatologists, allergists, OB-GYN, MDs, etc. I heard about APD through a late night mystery diagnosis episode and started to investigate on the internet then BEGGED my allergist to test me...sure enough, I have APD. I'm 45 and because of some recurring severe bouts of menstrual cramps, my OB-GYN did a sonogram and uterine biopsy to look for endometrial cancer which I just found out today I do not have (thankfully) but my OB-GYN wants to treat my severe cramps with birth control pills. I have concerns with this because of my APD. I too felt my best when pregnant with my son over 14 years ago. I'm awaiting a call back from my allergist on this but was curious about your Pueraria Mirifica -- if I order it what version do you recommend?

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on June 21, 2012:

Thanks So Much VeeKathleenRey!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues! I've had ovarian cysts and also cervical cancer twice. It's advised to not use PM or any estrogen treatments if you have had or are currently suffering from a female related cancer. My benefits of using the PM for my AIPA outweighed my risks as far as the cancer returning so I would honestly have to say that it's a personal decision as far as using the treatments. If they remove the tumor and it's not cancerous, then the PM would be safe. The treatments are very cancer preventative but can cause problems if you already have an estrogen related cancer. I've not found that it increased my risks for cancer as I've not had mine return in over 3 yrs since starting treatment. Since starting the PM, I've also gotten rid of fibrocystic breast disease & ovarian cysts, so I'd have to say that the benefits far outweigh the risks, at least for me. I hope this helps and thanks so much for your comment & questions!

VeeKathleenRey on April 16, 2012:

Wow this is an amazing story and I have so much respect for you. I am so happy everything is going well with you thus far don't give up your truly an inspiration! Not to downtalk doctors but I completley agree that they do not kno best I think for career as that one they should have their hearts in it! I have ovarian cysts and my gyn read the sonogram report wrong to me where she said the 7cm cyst disappered but did not tell me about the 3cm tumor in place of that. I found out when.I went to my next sono and they told I was suppose to get an MRI done that was next in tork up. I'm only 22 believe me I was mortified. I am currently trying to resolve my health issue along with asthma. Anyhow I am intrested in your products but I'm not sure if its safe for me I don't want to make any of my conditions worse. As I don't have any children yet and def plan to have them soon. Please if you have time can you give me any advice if it is safe thank you again for your hub it was truly touching

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on January 30, 2012:

Hello Ina! So Sorry, I don't get much of a chance to check on my hubs as often as I would like anymore since I marketed my treatments. I would be more than happy to advise further and answer any questions you may have regarding my Pueraria Mirifica treatments and contraception. Here is my personal email address if you would like to contact me to discuss further.


I get to my emails within a day or 2 but I get over 80+ a day sometimes and it's really hard for me to find the time to get to all the questions/comments on my hubs as well. I hope you have a great day and I look forward to hearing back from you :)

Ina on January 14, 2012:

Thank you very much she rah for the advice I was going to purchase the product via eBay and I read the notes at the end I realized that I am on contraception (the mirena) and am planning to remove it for the months I will be using your product. I am still getting my cycle, before hand my cycle would be very heavy between 8-12 days. Present my cycles have gone a lot lighter though last month it was 22 days. I was ripping my hair out. So I guess i will have to find another alternative or a 4 month sacrifice. My poor husband he will be ;-) interesting you mentioned red clover I was using that a couple of year back due to my heavy cycles. It was great had it pure and dried. So I am sorry to keep asking you, but would you advise me a 4 month period for your products? If so would I need a certain break before going back on contraception?

Kind Regards,


She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on December 09, 2011:

Hello Ina! WOW, you paid a lot for that breast enhancement system!!! I did go check it out to see what kind of ingredients it contained and unfortunately, there is no Pueraria Mirifica in any of it...Some of the ingredients are good for breasts and hormone balance in women like the fenugreek, saw palmetto, fennel, etc. but it doesn't contain any powerful phytoestrogens like Pueraria Mirifica. I was really surprised to see that it didn't even contain red clover, which is the second best herb for breast enhancement. Pueraria mirifica is the strongest, safest, and most beneficial phytoestrogen known to date, by far MUCH stronger than any of the ingredients in the "perfect C". I'm not going to say that it doesn't work for some but to be quite honest, the money they are charging is outrageous. YES, I do believe that you'll have much better results with my treatments. I even have male to female transgender men that have been able to grow breasts. The results are different for different people due to factors involved, ie. genetics, diet, your own bodies hormones, etc. but those factors play a role in ANY breast enhancement treatment. You'll probably gain at least a full cup size. I only weigh 100lbs due to health and was a 32A/AA (saggy skin from breast feeding). You could count my ribs thru the skin if I laid on my back, no joke. Now, I am a full 34B and some months almost a C if I gain some weight. Breast tissue is mainly fat cells so I honestly didn't expect any growth at all. I really can't complain about the additional benefits I've had with my Pueraria Mirifica treatments outside of treating my autoimmune disorder. I hope this helps and please do feel free to ask me anything!

Ina on December 05, 2011:

Hello she-rah,

I am quite intrigued by your products and journey ;-) it has been 2 months and a bit since purchasing breast enhancer pills. "The perfect c" and I did not know that it wasn't gauranteed until i received the product. I paid $547 Australian and I haven't seen that much of a difference not even a full cup size :-( do you think I am able to gain more with your product or is it a different result with different people. I too have the after math of breast feeding two babies lol

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on October 12, 2011:

Hello Paula, So sorry for the delay in getting back to you...I've had some medical issues the last month (nothing really to do with my progesterone allergy). Anyway, Yes, we need progesterone but we can also live without it. Just like when we go thru menopause or get a hysterectomy. The hormone replacement is typically estrogen only. Some women choose to supplement with progesterone but you don't have to. I still have my ovaries that continue to produce progesterone on their own every month, the Pueraria Mirifica allowed me to build up a tolerance to my progesterone halting my life threatening allergic reactions. What balance might be right for one woman, might not be right for another, which is why I don't particularly care for the hormone level testing docs do. They honestly think that ALL women's hormones should fit into 1 specific range regardless of age, genetics, health... I never have my hormone levels tested, I just listen to my body which NEEDS much higher estrogen levels to control my progesterone allergy. I can always tell if I'm out of balance or not getting enough estrogen, I get REALLY sick, have seizures, and feel awful. I hope this helps!

Paula on September 26, 2011:

Hi Lori.

Thank you for your blog. I'm a bit confused. We need progesterone. I may have missed it in your articles, but how do you get the balance that you need? Does the Pueraria Mirifica help somehow or is there something in conjunction?

Priya on August 19, 2011:

Hi Lori!! i hope you remember me this is priya. iam not able to connect to you from ebay and unable to send a mail. its been 4months as u know iam using PM but there is no result. i have orderd the wild yam u suggested me. can you plz give a better option for saw pamelto also.

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on July 28, 2011:

Hello Hansa! Thanks so much for your comments and questions! Seems you may have some kind of hormone imbalance going on and may need extra supplements to correct. Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin pigment) can occur from hormone imbalances or increases like with birth control/pregnancy. Have you tried using a natural progesterone cream, wild yam, with the PM to try and get a good balance of both hormones? My Pueraria Mirifica treatments are excellent for hair, skin, nails and will correct hormone imbalances in most depending on what the imbalance is. Do you take breaks from the PM??? That's important to keep the body from building up a tolerance which will cause the treatments to become ineffective. Please do get back to me with answers to the above questions so that I may possibly help you further with your issues. Hope you have a great day! Lori

Hansa Patel on July 21, 2011:


I am 53 years of age and

I have been using Pueraria Mirifica capsules for 2 years. I don't have hotflushes and started my period within 3-4 weeks.

I was hoping by now I would have firm/plump skin and breast but I don't. Hair is also following.

My skin is also darker then before. I also used the break cream but it became so dark so I stopped.

Also, nearer the time of my period I suffer from sever head-ache.

I have been purchasing the Pueraria Mirifica from another supplier.

I was just browsing the net and came across your site.

I have lost lot of weight and I don't know what is the cause.

Would your product help to improve what I have mentioned above?

Thank You

Kind Regards, Hansa

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on April 25, 2011:

Hello Meeka, don't be sorry at all! I take great pride in helping others :) The best results I have with external application of Pueraria Mirifica is with the infusion. I use the cream as well and love it but the other skin conditioning ingredients tend to dilute the amount of PM absorbed thru the skin. I use the cream mainly on my face, rear, and on my breasts after I massage the infusion. I had breast growth using the cream only, just not as much as with the pure infusion. I use caps as well, mainly to control a few residual 'minor' symptoms that were breaking thru sometimes, well that and, I'm just loving the breast growth from the Pueraria Mirifica treatments, lol. For maximum breast enhancement, depending on what exactly your trying to achieve, you should use an external application and the oral doses. Yes, the cream and infusion are both listed above in the ebay capsules. Hope this helps and please don't hesitate to ask me anything!!!

Meeka007 on April 23, 2011:

Thank you so much for the link. It was very helpful. I do have 1 last question to bug you with though...sorry! I noticed you said you had substantial growth applying pm to the breasts instead of taking pills. Ive used Triactol and didn't get good results. Is the cream you used the one on your site. I just started taking Pm, and will do 15 days a month. But I would rather apply topically.

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on April 20, 2011:

Hello Meka007! Thanks so much for your comments and questions! I was scared when I first started my PM treatments as well but honestly, they have been a life saver for me and many others. Yes, it can make your menstrual cycle irregular while adjusting but it's temporary & it will reregulate with continued use. ANY hormone treatment can cause menstrual irregularity in the beginning but the body adjusts quickly. I'm on pretty high doses, especially for my size and do great with treatment. There are many different ways of using PM, none of the instructions are written in stone but I do have my own special way of taking it. Most have to modify based on their needs or what they're trying to achieve. Here is a link to my breast enhancement hub using Pueraria Mirifica:


If you post me your email, I will send you a copy of the instructions that I go by based on research and my own experiences. You can either post it here or thru my "contact" link located above on the right. It's about 6 pages of info so I can't really post it here but can email it to you. I hope this helps and have a great day!!!

Meka007 on April 19, 2011:

Hi She-rah,

I think your story is incredible first of all! You are so inspirational. I am interested in PM and its breast increasing benefits but I am so SCARED to use it because of all the negative things I hear about it. I have ordered Ainterol and some other PM from Thailand. Both are 500mg and say you should take twice everyday. I am fearful that it will make my menstrual cycle irregular. Can you make a suggestion as to how I should take? The company says every day. Breast enhancement sites say for 15 days starting on your period. Then I heard it should be after. I'M SO CONFUSED and just feel like its not going to work at all. Can you please provide advice? Thanks!

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on March 25, 2011:

Hello Priya, Thanks so much for your comment! I actually published a hub not too long ago on natural breast enhancement using Pueraria Mirifica treatments. That has been an added bonus for me outside of treating my AIPA. Here is the link to my hub and information on using Pueraria Mirifica for breast enlargement and enhancement:


I truly understand wanting to increase breast size and Pueraria Mirifica is definitely the best supplement to get the job done safely and naturally. You'll be amazed at the other benefits the treatments have as well! Hope you have a great day!

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on March 25, 2011:

Hi Silky! Thanks so much for your comment! I am actually very familiar with the drug Reglan and it's horrible side effects. It doesn't surprise me at all that it caused some kind of hormonal imbalance/disruption. I had repeated seizure activity and stroke like episodes before each menstrual cycle and they were just mortifying. At one point, the whole right side of my body, brain, and face/mouth were affected for around 7 months. I couldn't hardly carry on a conversation because I would know what I wanted to say in my head but could not get it to come out of my mouth. Very much like stroke symptoms and my short term memory is still affected to this day. That's so great that you were able to connect your symptoms to your menstrual cycle and correct the problem with PM. It truly is a miraculous natural treatment for various conditions. I've heard of Ainterol and it was actually one of the suppliers I made my first order with when I first started experimenting. I was anxious and just couldn't wait to get the PM. I have had a private supplier ever since, which is really nice and I know it's top quality PM just by it's dramatic effects it has for me. I've read lots of mixed reviews on Ainterol so I was very hesitant to use them for my own continued treatment or my products. It is great that their products work for you and thanks so much for the link. May come in handy if I ever run into a problem with US customs holding all my imports from Thailand again. Best wishes to you and your continued health!!!

priya on March 21, 2011:

hi iam priya.iam 25 i need a safe and natural way to increase my breast size its only 30 which is very bad.

Silky on March 19, 2011:

I also was able to treat a medical condition call tardive dyskinesia which is a movement disorder using pueraria mirifica. I got this condition from an anti-nausea drom called reglan. Every month like clockwork I would get symptoms that resembled having a stroke which affected my whole face and tounge. I tried everything the DRs suggested but nothing helped and they even made me worse and gave me a grand mal seizure at one point along with lots of other not so fun side effects. Then my husband doing research online and using the theory that the dystonia only gets triggered monthly so it is hormonally triggered decided to try this herb to help regulate my hormone levels. I am now dystonia free for 2 years and have actually had all the benefits including breast enlargement from taking these miraculous herbs. I highly recommend them. Mine are from this website http://ainterolherbs.com I have not tried any others because these are working very well for me and are very affordable.


She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on February 18, 2011:

Hello KristinP, Thanks so much for your comments and questions! Yes, most of the autoimmune indicator tests come back normal. One of the big problems I had with getting diagnosed and getting doctors to listen to me. Only on a few occasions did my blood oxygen levels show low, 80%. The other times it would show 99% to 100% but I would literally feel like I was suffocating on air. Even though I was breathing, it was like I was getting no oxygen anywhere in my body. ER always told me I was having panic attacks or hyperventilating and then send me home. I've also had the anxiety, ringing, rashes, intense burning muslces (diagnosed as fibromyalgia)... very unusual vast symptoms that the docs can't fit together for any kind of "specific" autoimmune disorder that they are aware of. The histamine released when our progesterone raises (about 10 days before our period) can cause tons of symptoms and no one person suffers the same exact kinds of symptoms. Doctors look more for external indicators like hives and swelling to diagnose a majority of allergies, which makes it VERY difficult to diagnose this "specific" autoimmune disease and that's if you can even find a doctor that is aware of the conditions existence... In some cases the test for the hormone allergy is negative and has to be diagnosed based on your symptoms, timing of symptoms alone, which doctors do not really do anymore. They rely on their handy, dandy test results and if they are neg, then you must not have it. Not True!!! I did test positive, luckily, but you could have and allergy to just your OWN progesterone and a synthetic progesterone (depo-provera) is what they use to test. It's an intradermal skin test, where they inject a small amount of depo-provera under the first few layers of skin. They wait about 20 minutes to see if you develop a wheal (hive), or the test is considered negative. I developed a very small wheal but had a delayed reaction that occurred several hours later with very large, painful lumps under the skin that lasted for several days. The lumps never surfaced on the outside of my skin. I have internalized delayed reactions to progesterone, so it was several hours before the nature of my reactions would become anaphylactic. The closer I would get to my period the worse the reactions would get. It does sound like the symptoms you describe are hormone related. You could have the hormone/progesterone allergy or just a serious hormone imbalance and pregnancy can progress into worsening of either condition. I would check into Allergy/Immunology and even Dermatology. Those are the specialists that MIGHT be familiar with the condition. Most docs have never heard of it and say that it is impossible to become allergic to your own hormones. Most of the people I work with end up having to self diagnose due to the frustration in finding a doc that will even listen and not treat them like they are crazy. Here is my new Facebook account for AIPA/APD and my treatment users if you would like to join me:


Feel free to ask me anything and have a great day!

KristinP on February 18, 2011:


I have had fibromyalgia for 15 years after a bout of mono. I just had a baby two months ago and the pregnancy was a nightmare. The whole time I felt I was having allergic reactions and ended up in the emergency room three times. I always noticed that my fiber symptoms ot worse around ovulation and when my period came but never thought I could be allergic to my own hormones. I'm wondering if I have this condition as well. I have terrible adult acne on my chin and jaw. I get episodes where I feel like I cant breathe but when I go to the ER they sat my oxygen levels are normal. I also get terrible anxiety and ringing in my ears. During my pregnancy I had a rash in my groin area that disappeared after I gave birth. I've been tested for multiple sclerosis, lupus and any autoimmune indicators and everything comes back negative. I'm at a loss at this point and think it would be worth looking into some hormonal connection to my symptoms. Do you think my symptoms sound like they could be caused by what you suffered with? Like yu, I do not have hives. What type doctor would you recommend and what testing medium (hormonal patch; injection) to diagnose this rare condition?

Any info is greatly appreciated!,,

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on December 21, 2010:

Hello Maura, thanks so much for your question! Actually, I researched many different estriol treatments, since it's the most beneficial of the 3 human estrogens. All "natural or bioidentical estriol" treatments are derived from plant sources. I researched the plant sources as well to find the strongest and most beneficial source. The compounding pharmacies that develop bioidentical estriol, do not have to disclose the actual ingredients nor include an insert since it's considered "natural". I was really skeptical of this because you just never know which plant sterols(most from soy) they are using or how much processing is done to achieve the bioidentical estriol that the pharmacies have. It was a personal choice for me. After extensive research, I only wanted to use Pueraria Mirifica for my treatments based on trials, scientific/medical studies, etc. I wanted a natural source, no fermenting/processing, chemicals, or preservatives, which are all things that compounding pharmacies do not have to disclose. Pueraria Mirifica is the only plant source containing a powerful bioidentical estriol in it's original, unprocessed, or fermented state. It is also the only known source of miroestrol and it's many, many other benefits compared to other sources. Pueraria Mirifica just seemed to be the safest and most beneficial source for me. Estriol from the compounding pharmacies was actually banned in the US and Canada but the FDA is not allowed to take disciplinary action against pharmacies that sell it. I could use another source of estriol with possible success but I prefer to stick with my Pueraria Mirifica treatments due to my success, remission, and other benefits to date.

Maura on December 19, 2010:

Maybe I missed this in your writing, if Pueraria Mirifica is bio-identical estriol then why not just take estriol?

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on September 07, 2010:

Hello Skern, Thanks so much for your comment! WOW, you sound just as severe as I was before I started the estrogen cream!!! Yes, the near death experiences are horrifying! I do believe I may have suffered a heart attack about 4 yrs ago but I was home alone and couldn't get to the phone. After the sharp shooting and swelling sensation in my heart and left arm subsided, I passed out for several hours. I was also having repeated mini seizures and hallucinating at the same time. It was 3 days before I decided to go to ER and get checked out so the EKG and labs showed nothing by then. Several months later I ended up on a heart monitor for a month and had several tests done with cardiology, also showing nothing. The monitor did show various cardiac events but they could never find the source of the problem until I was diagnosed with the AIPA and found out how close to death I'd been on so many occasions.

I painfully remember all of your symptoms too well and I'm so sorry you've had to go thru all of this! BUT, you're right, you are here and you are going to heal just like I have. I'm not completely cured but I am still in remission, 9 months now. Do you have an epipen??? You'd have to discuss that with your doctor because I was always afraid to use mine due to my heart always freaking out. I thought the epinephrine might cause a full blown heart attack.

I was also offered the hysterectomy to try and cure the AIPA but was seriously warned about not being able to have hormones and what could happen to me. Not a pretty option!

I'm bounced between immunology and Ob/gyn, lol. They don't really have a clue. I'm sure your doctors don't know what to do with you either! I'm seriously surprised they were even able to diagnose the exact condition and didn't just tell you that you suffer from idiopathic anaphylaxis. That's the diagnosis from doctors in most of the other cases I deal with.

The estrogen that I use is all natural and has many benefits but I would highly recommend talking to your docs before trying it due to the amount of meds you're currently taking.

They antihistamines worked well for me until they started triggering more seizures and I've had to stop taking them completely. It's great that the hydroxyzine is helping you for now, it at least gives you a chance to find a better solution. Have you had any other allergy testing done? I know that my symptoms could become extreme before my period if I didn't avoid certain foods/drinks, soaps, lotions, etc. during that time of the month. It does help with the progesterone allergy if you avoid other allergens. My email is:


My website:


it shares other similar stories and I'm still trying to get 100's of other emails imported. I will email you or you can contact me and I'll do my best to help you find a solution! Thanks again, Lori

skern218@live.com on September 04, 2010:

I was just diagnosed with AIPA having suffered with it for about 10 years and several ER visits. The near death episodes are so frightening! I didn't know the rash on my hands and feet and sores in my mouth had anything to do with this disorder. Those symptoms just started this year, however in July while at the gym I had a severe anaphlactic reaction. Thank God for my friend who got me to the er in time. I had not been feeling well for about a week had flu like symptoms, sore muscles,fever,back and shoulder pain. I had suffered a heart attack. The er drs did an ekg and an enzyme test which were positive. I was ambulanced to the nearest hospital. They put in a stent but I still wasn't up to par. Further testing showed more heart problems and I ended up with a triple bypass and valve repair. I am currently home recovering after 25 days in the hospital. I had to be vented due to respitory failure, had HIT (a heparin induced auto immune blood disorder) but I'm here and I'm going to heal and I'm so thankful to have found this website,because alas I am now dealing with what to do about AIPA. The doctors agree that I have it but they're not sure what to do about it. I'm currently taking hydroxyzine 4 times a day and ranitidine twice daily along with the heart drugs lisinopril,cardividlol,jantoven, and hydrocodone for pain. I should be getting a period anyday however I don't think I'll even have one due to the trauma my body has been through this last month. The hydroxyzine makes me feel like a zombie especially 4 times a day but I'm willing to take it if it stops a reaction. I did some nutrition research and thought maybe the additives,hormones, and preservatives in our food may have something to do with these reactions so I have gone organic with most of my food choices. I'm also concerned that this recent trauma may throw me into menopause and then I won't know when to expect a period and what to do. The dr's have indicated a hysterectomy although I'm in no shape to currently consider that. The hydroxyzine seems to be working for now. I would love to discuss my case with you I'm very interested in the cream. I want to make the right choice, quite frankly I don't know what to do and I don't think the drs do either, your research has given me hope that I might be able to get this under control. Thank You for persevering and listening to my story. Thank you from the bottom of my (broken) heart!! Shelley

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on July 07, 2010:

Hi Jennifer! So glad you found my hub, I'm sure it's helped you put some pieces together. Well, you're NOT suffering from any kind of mental disorder, your NOT a hypochondriac, you don't have an anxiety/depression disorder, you're not pregnant, and you're NOT CRAZY!!! Trust me, I know exactly what you've been thru and how you've been treated. AIPA is a terribly disabling condition and I'm about 110% positive you have this. Sounds like your Immunologist has a bit of knowledge on the condition as well. It is very, very rare so that's great that he's even heard of it. YES, Depo Provera is what they used to inject under my skin for positive diagnosis. I was diagnosed a little over a year ago, I'm 34 yrs. old, and I've suffered from the condition since the age of 10 with no proper medical treatment. The good news is that I survived and can hopefully help others that remain undiagnosed because I don't believe it's as rare as the docs may think. It just never gets diagnosed! Antihistamines, inhalers, and meds will temporarily work for a while until you build up a tolerance to them. They just cover up the condition but don't really treat it. I know that huge sigh of relief from taking antihistamines and being able to feel somewhat normal until next month roles around, lol. I'm still using the Pueraria Mirifica cream that I developed and have been in remission for almost 8 months. Estrogen works in some cases and not in others, not sure why, but it IS working for me and 1 other person that's treating the same thing on her own. I still have my glitches, but do have a normal life for the first time in a very LONG time!!! I have a forum on my website for questions, comments, etc. if you'd like to take a look and participate. I don't have everything imported yet because I have literally hundreds of emails to put on there but it's so much easier for me to keep track of individuals and their specific situations if it's all on my forum. Otherwise I bounce back and forth between 2 different emails, forums, hubpages, etc. I get confused easily, lol. Please do contact me for more info either on my website, here, or my emails. I understand that some info is personal and so emailing is fine also. Hope you have a great day and my article has brought you some relief!!!

Jennifer on July 06, 2010:

Hi She-rah,

Thank you for sharing your story. I was so glad to stumble across your postings online. I think I may have Progesterone Induced Anaphylaxis. I have been severely nauseous, severely dizzy, hypotensive and have had severe panic attacks off and on for approximately 4 years without reason. I've been told I have Irritable Bowel Disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, anxiety disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder I've also been asked if I was pregnant approximately 7 thousand times. No medications have helped any of my symptoms. Recently (within the last 8 months), I began having episodes of severe (I mean SEVERE) itching on the palms of my hands, and iching and swelling around my lips and inside my ears and throat. I thought I probably had developed a food allergy; however, I then had an episode in which I became diaphoretic, vomitted, had severe abdominal pain and trouble breathing and ended up in the ED (only to be asked if I was pregnant again - rolling my eyes). I finally made an appointment with an Immunologist/Allergist and he ran all kinds of tests (skin, blood, urine) for food allergies which all came back negative. In the mean time he had me keep a log of when these episodes were happening, what I was eating, etc. After 3 months of keeping this log, I started to realize that these episodes were occuring between 6 and 10 days before my period. I thought it was probably irrelevant, but I mentioned it to the Immunologist anyway, and he actually thought it was very important. He said that this kind of anaphylaxis was rare, but that he had read about it before. This was in May of this year (2010) and he started me on a regimen of taking Claritin for the 10 days before my period while he did some more research. The Claritin has been working so far (two cycles), though your story makes me nervous that I may not be out of the woods with just using an antihystamine... The Allergist is trying to locate progesterone to use to do a skin test, but he has not been able to as of last week. Can Depro Provera be used for the skin test? Also when were you diagnosed? How old were you (if you don't mind my asking). I'm 37. I do not have any children and in fact have never been pregnant. These past two months on the antihystamine have been like a gift from heaven. I have been able to start exercising again and feel like myself. I was starting to think I was going crazy and that I was a hyperchondriac! I thought all my stomach problems were related to nerves and that if I could just calm down, I would feel better...

Anyway, thank you again for sharing your story. It is definitely appreciated! I'm going to be looking at your website next!


She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on June 19, 2010:

Ok, my Pueraria Mirifica cream is up on ebay again, lol. Didn't expect that, took me a bit by surprise. Sorry for any inconvenience.

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on June 17, 2010:

Just wanted to let my readers and customers know that I just had to relist my cream on Ebay. I just sold out. It will show up here on my hubs and on ebay within the next few hours!

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on June 07, 2010:

Hello Butterfly66! Yes, the cream I make goes thru the skin into the blood stream. This way allowed me to avoid stomach problems, keeps stomach acid from destroying the benefits of the Pueraria Mirifica, and also keeps the liver from filtering most of it out. It's just a much better method for me and I have better results using it this way. I could tell I built up a resistance because I started having some mild breathing distress before my period and my breast growth stopped for about 2 months. I could just tell by what my body was doing and how I felt that I was building up a resistance. I can't take the chance of that happening. As long as I don't use it while I'm on my period, I seem to continue to respond well. You can build up a resistance to the cream as well which is why I don't use it during my period anymore. Only for the first 2 months or so did I use it starting on the first day of my period to try and keep it regular and now I don't use it at all during my period only. Yes, the cream does contain almond oil. I wouldn't advise using it if you are allergic to almonds. Would more than likely cause a reaction. I can make a pure oil infusion, what I originally started using the first time I tried it before I made it into a cream. I can exclude anything that you can't use due to allergies. I use a combination of deep penetrating carrier oils but the almond oil is more for skin care rather than transferring the PM thru the skin, it can be removed from the infusion. The carrier oils penetrate quickly and deeply into the skin. The oil infusion is not as pretty, doesn't smell as nice, and is a bit messy but it works very well. I put this one in a dark glass eye dropper bottle so it's easier to use. There is the same amount of estrogen in the oil as in the cream but the estrogen action is slightly more potent in just the oils because there are no other ingredients diluting the Pueraria Mirifica's absorption. It is much cheaper to make/sell this way also, I just don't have this one listed yet but do have another person that uses it instead of the cream due to an allergy. I can make the infusion based on your specific needs if you're interested. Hmmm, you can tell it's working if you start having hot flashes (during adjustment period only), reduces/gets rid of hot flashes (from menopause), swelling/soreness/lumps in breasts (if applied to breasts daily), shinier hair, super soft/glowing skin, acne clears after first few months and scarring heals, more energy, good mood/happy feeling, higher tolerance for stress, missed/irregular period (regulates with continued use), increase in sex drive, vaginal moisture. You really start seeing and feeling a big difference at about 3 months when your estrogen level has built up and sustained. I felt the effects almost immediately on the first day but not everyone is the same. Just depends on your own bodies hormone levels. Yes, the Pueraria Mirifica (PM)will increase your progesterone level. Sounds strange that I'm allergic to my progesterone and I raised it instead of trying to get rid of it. That's what the doctors wanted to do, get rid of it, and both of my medical options were dangerous and experimental. I very gradually built up my usage of PM to very slowly raise my progesterone and build up a tolerance to it. It's the same method as allergy shots. The doctor injects you with minute amounts of a substance you are allergic to and the immune system builds up a tolerance to hopefully stop or minimize the reactions. Myself and one other person are using the cream for the AIPA (progesterone allergy) and so far we both have had remarkable results. She's minimized her hives down to 3or4 a month (after 2 months of inconsistent use) instead of them covering her entire body and I haven't suffered from anaphylaxis in 7 months since I began experimenting with PM. There are several others that use the cream/oil for different reasons and they are having good results too. Please don't hesitate to ask me questions! :) I'm more than happy to help!

butterfly66 on June 06, 2010:

Hi She-rah,

Thanks for replying to my message and thanks so much for the link. I took a look at the all natural cream you have on ebay. Does this cream enable the herb to enter the blood stream through skin application, is that what transdermal means? What kind of oils help that to happen? I know a lot of organic products use almond oil.I'm allergic to almonds but I don't know if I am allergic to almond oil. I also took a quick look at your website. I never realized the role our hormones played in women's health. Granted, I am quite ignorant in these matters but I've always felt there must be some other natural alternative to some prescription meds I feel sometimes are more harmful than good. I just have a few questions regarding pueraria mirifica, how can you tell when it's working and when it's not? You mentioned that one can build up resistance to the herb, how can you tell when that's happened? Does that ever happen with topical application? Also, does pueraria mirifica help increase progesterone levels? Sorry for the many questions, but I seldom ever come across anyone I can ask that has had experience with these things.

all the best,


She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on May 16, 2010:

Very true about the size of molecules,turquoisegrece! Thanks so much for bringing that up actually. I was referring more to things like parabens/toxic chemicals in lotions that we apply to our skin, things in soaps, shampoos, conditioners, hair chemicals, various patches, etc. I will change my statement about "everythings/anything" soaking in thru the skin, it's a bit misleading. I chose very specific carrier oils for maximum skin absorption. Once I have infused the constituents from the Pueraria mirifica into these oils, I turn it into a cream. The oils can then carry the constituents of PM thru the skin while the creaming ingredients moisturize/feed the skin. The main oil that I use has molecules small enough to carry the estrogen from the PM thru all 7 layers of skin maximizing the amount into the blood stream. One of the reasons the price for my cream is so expensive because the ingredients I use are all organic and very expensive, with these kinds of carrier oils. It also adds valuable lipids to the skin and has had remarkable affects on my skin tone and wrinkles around my eyes. I apply it to my face as well as other areas (breast/buttocks). I thought that by making it myself, I would save a bit of money, which I still could by changing the ingredients, but I like the carrier oils and skin care ingredients I use due to the quality deep penetration, I just hate the cost, lol. As long as my treatment keeps me in remission, I'm more than willing to spend the extra money. It's worth it for me! :)

turquoisegrece on May 15, 2010:

True that lots of things applied on skin can get into your blood system, but not everything, if my knowledge is right, it depends on the size of the molecules.So how do you know the size of the molecules of your infusion? Thanks. Turquoisegrece.

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on May 03, 2010:

Hello CG! Awww, you read the whole series, Thanks So Much! It's pretty long and drawn out. I only have about 3 other hubs that are really even worth reading,lol. The others were just practice and not so great. Some might find them informative but my series on AIPA and a few others are my main focus, they keep me pretty busy. I've extensively studied just about any rare medical condition and natural treatment you could imagine. Didn't have much other choice, but now I'm so thankful that I can offer my research and knowledge to others. I am ultimately doing what I had planned to do with my education all along, I just have to do it in a different way now. And my information/advice/opinions are free, that's always a plus compared to dealing with outrageous medical bills and doctors treating us like idiots :). I've certainly had enough of that!

Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on May 02, 2010:

Hy She-rah: what a great hub this is - chock full of really interesting information! I had an idea you had knowledge of this area! Now I know! This treatment for the condition mentioned above sounds very interesting. I am glad I read this. I am off to read the other hubs now!

Vox Vocis on May 02, 2010:

Dear She-rah,

I want to thank you once more for being so kind and trying to figure out the possible causes of my health problems. I finally found out that I have a massive allergy to milk proteins, gluten and nuts. Therefore, I am on a strict diet and visiting a doctor for alternative medicine who gave me a few injections and provided me with very good healing products. Hopefully, things will get better in time.

Thanks once again!

Best wishes,


HI! Wow, such great news, made me cry!!! :) Now on to healing and getting better, I'm so happy they found the causes. I know your diet is really tough, I've had to do specific diets a few times and still have to be careful, very difficult but it will certainly help. Celiacs disease (the gluten allergy) is a really rough one. There's ton of hubs on HP about gluten free foods and diet. I've been tested for the gluten many, many times, I'm pretty familiar with it. Can't believe I never mentioned it to you, do you have digestive issues as well? I was focusing on the hives more but had I known whether you had stomach or intestinal problems, I probably would have said something about the gluten allergy and I thought you'd already had that test done, so sorry. I can't believe they hadn't tested you for that before with all the doctors and allergy testing you've had done in the past. Just blows my mind and makes me so angry that you've had to endure so much for so long. My immunologist recommends that my kids and I all take probiotics everyday. Our kind and your kind of allergies really mess up our digestion and the probiotics sure do help. Not sure if your doctor mentioned probiotics or not. Oh, I'm just so tickled with your news, what a tremendous relief for you to finally know what's wrong. Thank you so much for letting me know. Good luck to you with healing and finally putting an end to all your suffering. She-rah

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on May 01, 2010:

Wow Soni2006, Thank You So Much for such a heartwarming comment!!! I am certainly trying my best to help as many others as possible. I, of course, understand that my cream may not be the cure all for everyone but I get many emails everyday regarding other undiagnosed medical issues. Feel so great to be able to even lead those suffering in the right direction. I just received a "thank you" email today from someone with similar issues, and she has finally been diagnosed and able to get treatment after so many years of testing and suffering. Made me cry to hear such great news! Your comment made me cry as well! :) All of my suffering and hard work has been so worth it now that I'm able to share with others and offer help/information to them. Thanks again and again for your comment and leaving the link to your hub!!! Fenugreek is another great herb containing phytoestrogens with many health benefits and you did a fabulous job with the information you provided.

Rajinder Soni from New Delhi, India on April 30, 2010:

So great are those people who have not only developed the ability to heal themselves but also have the ability to help others with their treatment and one of those great persons is you She-rah. When I first saw you comment in my hub https://hubpages.com/health/how-to-get-bigger-brea...

regarding Pueraria Mirifica, I thought whoever you are, you are a great researcher. I have learned and written about many herbs and I have treated some small ailments of mine with these herbs but I have never created a herbal product like you. After going through your article, research links and resources, and after doing my own research on the Internet, I agree that Pueraria Mirifica, the wonder herb from Thailand and Myanmar has a lot of beneficial effects on our body. Thank you so much for sharing some incredible information on this wonder herb. Best of luck for your treatment and helping others.

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on April 16, 2010:

Hi Kerrie- So sorry, I'll have to check my settings on my ebay listing. There's been some snags with my listing and it needs a few revisions. I just started marketing the product. Still learning, so please bear with me! I will ship to Canada, not sure why ebay would send you that message. Let me take a look at the listing and see what the problem is. Thank you so much for posting your comment and letting me know about the message you got. My email address is loricody1@comcast.net. Give me a bit and I will see what I can do with the listing on ebay. If it still will not let you "buy it now" then just email me and we can work something out through "paypal". Some orders I've had to do that way. Thanks again!!!

Kerrie on April 16, 2010:

I tried ordering your Pueraria Mirifica Cream through ebay - but was advised I can not have it shipped to Canada where I live. Is there anyway around this?

She-rah (author) from Petersburg, IL on March 26, 2010:

HELLO BeiYin and Pamela!!! Thank you both so much for you're wonderful and thoughtful comments!

BeiYin- Yes, started reading your hub about your conditions that you cured and was very thrilled to see that you have the same thoughts as I did when they diagnosed me with Fibro. I actually need to finish reading it, it was very late and I couldn't see straight anymore. Yes, Fibro can be cured but it must be done by research and the sufferer alone. Doctors refuse to find the source of conditions and just cover up the symptoms. Lyrica for Fibro, is the big one now. I knew you would stumble on that one part, lol. I believe that with time and continued treatment/healing, that I will be cured. Don't worry, I'm not stopping at remission!

Pamela- I was very fortunate to have the abilities that I have. Truly blessed! I was very angry about my education and career (felt very cheated). To be quite honest, I think that if I had gone on to study medicine (mainstream), I would think like the doctors think and I would have lost hope in treatment a long time ago. I wouldn't have been so open minded nor determined had I continued with college and modern medicine. My experiences have forced me to open other doors with natural treatments which is a huge and under-explored area that could help/cure many. I am no longer angry "with being cheated". I truly believe I was "gifted" and taken down this path for a reason. To be able find solutions to my medical problems and help others. I may not have always understood why I experienced the things I have but now maybe I do.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 26, 2010:

You have been through so much and to have figured out (what the doctors were clueless about) a solutions is remarkable. I hope you can enjoy a normal life and continue with your education or whatever pleases you. Excellent hub.

BeiYin from Ibiza Spain on March 26, 2010:

That's what can be called a real great hub. I was touched by your story about your health and your dedication in your investigation, - it reminds me at my own story when I investigated and healed my Fibromyalgia and also my inguinal hernia. I sense the same energy in you...

I stumbled about one thing when you wrote: "I may never be able to cure my autoimmune diseases or damage completely!" Never, never say some thing like this, then you are blocking indeed your healing. Whatever the reason for your or any disease is, search and find out the *root cause* of it, that probably lays on a such deep level, that you haven't yet reached, so go on! Don't get stuck in your healing and selling cream, although it's an excellent intention. (smily!) ;-)>

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