Hi everyone! I started reading this, looking for yam cream/ progesterone effects and am now planning to make my own once I secure a wild yam. I wanted to mention a couple of things. First, in reference to the gse-- I took that as a supplement for an extended period of time- don't remember how much-- but when I stopped taking it very suddenly, I had a period, and had just come off of one. I stopped becaause we were also giving it to one of our ailing horses that the vet would not give us any real help with and noticed her genitals were swollen the way they get when in heat. Yikes! I have been doing some reading on this progesterone lately because my hair has been falling out. It started after I had my sixth baby a year ago and never has stopped. At first I dismissed it as I'm worn out, but then it got to be discouraging and depressing so Im looking for a solution, which brings me to this: my reading has caused me to conclude that hormone problems- specifically progesterone deficiencies- are not the cause of but the result of adrenal fatigue. The adrenals make a certain amount of progesterone and then use it. If your thyroid and adrenals are out of balance then hormone imbalances occur. Too much thyroid and not enough adrenal activity and you get night sweats-- I'm assuming from the lack of progesterone. I experienced this the other night after taking kelp (to boost the thyroid) and working the night shift 2 nights prior. Maybe my adrenals went into overdrive (?) and this happened. I'm just reading and guessing my way through this. My point is that progesterone may help if its in low supply, but I want to address the root of the problem or more problems are on the way. I feel like the yam cream is going to be great, and probably the adrenal fatigue is just one of many side effects of these 27 year old fillings in my mouth. Anyone with any thoughts /experience /knowlege to share ?? Is the yam cream good for hair loss? Anyone know how long it takes to see a difference/ hair growth?