Complex ovarian cyst
Hi Wray. My doc found what they are calling a complex (or complicated?) ovarian cyst. I didn't see that type of cyst on your cyst page. They want to 'watch' it to see if it is growing or shrinking but that's going to cost a lot & I don't really trust them b/c they said progesterone would do nothing for my prolonged heavy bleeding but when I bought a 22/mg brand & used only a small amount it totally worked and my 6 months of 3 week long periods ended immediately - so clearly they aren't in the 'know' or are looking for $$$. So my question is, is it likely that your progesterone at the doses you recommend could either shrink this type of cyst or keep it from growing or is a complex cyst something unaffected by progesterone & something I should let the docs deal with? Also how long would it take to effect the cyst if it would help it? They want me back in 6 weeks to see if it is growing but I think that's way too soon. Can you confirm that my plan after reading tons on your site is correct? I plan to start using your cream at a high dose (maybe 400 mg) b/c I have other estrogen dominance symptoms and will use it straight through for 2-3 cycles to hopefully get the progesterone dominant as quickly as possible. Then I will taper down in 20 mg amounts to no lower than 100 mg and only use it during the last half of my cycles. I started on 5,000 iu of D but will inc. to 10,000. I am wondering if 400 mg too high for me - I was having 2-3 week long periods, still have bloating, weight gain, weak muscles, hair loss, previously taking a natural thyroid supplement which I suddenly don't need, poor breathing and now being on too low of progesterone I have some constipation and sleep problems but all in all I think its mild compared to what others are experiencing & the low dose of P fixed the prolonged periods - how would I know if 400 was too high of a dose? Thank you so much for what you are doing here. I'm happy to see everything I'm currently dealing with is related to one issue - estrogen dominance - and that it has a fairly simple solution.