A am I supposed to be bleeding again!?

by Faith

I bled for a month and was put on 12 days of progesterone. The bleeding stopped for 3 days not I have one dose left and I'm bleeding again!!! Is that normal!?!?

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May 12, 2015
Bleeding for a month too
by: Cricket

I was on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for 3 years. When I stopped, I was bleeding for a month too. I found this site and was told the progesterone dose I was taking was too low. I increased it (a lot) and the bleeding stopped. I was finishing up a prescription 200mg troche dissolved under the tongue at night and learned that most of that is lost in the gut. So I supplemented it with a 100-140 mg cream and it stopped the bleeding.

Now I am trying to slowly back it down. I drop it down 30mg/day and watch the results. Then drop it down more.

I'm just surprised that when I was on BHRT I only needed 200 mg troche of progesterone. Now that I don't take any estrogen, now I need more progesterone. I'm not in the medical profession, but I think the key is to listen to your body and adjust accordingly.

May 13, 2015
Am I supposed to be bleeding again?
by: Joy

Hi Faith

I suspect that you have been given an oral progesterone which is not the best delivery method as 96% gets destroyed by the gut and liver. Or have you been given Progestin? Can you confirm this please.

You might like to read How to use Progesterone Cream which will explain how progesterone works. It is most important that the correct progesterone cream is used.

May 14, 2015
Oral
by: Anonymous

I was given the generic oral progesterone for 12 days, but I'm still spotting often on as of now and it's driving me crazy

May 15, 2015
Oral
by: Joy

Hi there - well that's because oral progesterone of any kind is NOT the best delivery method. It will continue to drive you crazy. Progesterone creams are so much better.

Please read my post above to Faith above.

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