Cramping with Progesterone Cream during Perimenopause
I am 47 and am pretty sure I am starting peri-menopause. After reading on this forum...I discovered I may have been progesterone deficient for a good part of my life. I have had 2 miscarriages and for years have had extreme mood swings the week before starting my period. I had my tubes tied in 2004 and have had very heavy, consistent, predicable periods since then. The last few months I have had raging moods and starting to have somewhat irregular periods so I decided to start taking progesterone cream, thinking I must have high estrogen.
I started the cream 2 weeks ago.
The day after I started the cream I was spotting. Then it stopped. I have used the progesterone cream for 14 days....a little over 1/4 tsp in the morning and night. I started my period yesterday, the day after stopping the cream...which I think is supposed to happen.
I have had pretty bad cramps this morning...I haven't had cramps since I was a teenager...which is alarming me. Is this normal? Are there any other side effects I should watch out for?
I must say feel like my self again...mentally....I haven't had any rage and have been quite happy overall for the last 2 weeks. I contribute this to the progesterone cream.