Continuous progesterone

by Sandra

I have only been on the cream for about week.My doctor feels I am in perimenopause. I have had some crazy periods the last three months. One was late by over a week but otherwise OK,next one was three weeks long before taking meds to stop it, it was very clotty, fairly heavy, last one was very heavy for three days and very small amount of spotting for a few days after. So far all is ok taking the cream but I don't know if I should take it with a break or without. I do suffer with a lot of menstral headaches. Should I try it with a break and see what happens or start out continuously. If you take it continuously will you get a period at all those months? If so why. I also have thick uterine lining and don,t know who the continua therapy would affect the lining. Thanks

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Jul 22, 2014
Continuous Progesterone
by: Joy

Hi Sandra

Surely your doctor should know that symptoms like yours are actually Peri-menopause? It’s a difficult time for most women but it need not be. Irregular periods are a classic symptom of Peri-Menopause from about 40 years of age, some women experience it a little earlier. Progesterone will certainly help you. I do suggest that the correct progesterone concentration is used every day without taking any breaks at all. Please avoid any bleeding/spotting/clotting and continue to use the cream. A week is not nearly enough time for progesterone to work, it is not an overnight fix and can take 2-6 months, possibly longer, depending on how severe symptoms are, before positive signs are felt.

Please read the Oestrogen Dominance page and do you know what your Vitamin D level is as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone.

Jul 23, 2014
Continuous progesterone
by: Wray

Hi Sandra It does sound as if you are in Peri-menopause knowing your age would help too. You don't say how much cream you are using, but you might like to look at our page on How to use Progesterone cream for more info. If the cycle is erratic, there's no point in trying to follow it, so it's best use to the cream daily. Using it continuously will not stop your periods coming, unless you use 600mg of more per day. The lining should reduce in time. Take care Wray

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