(Los Angeles, CA)
I am an otherwise healthy 40 year old female. After using Depro-provera the birth control shot for 7 or so years I have come off it. Whilst on the shot I never had a period, no PMS etc which was wonderful !! Now 2 years later I am on no birth control, and have stuggled with irregular somewhat strange cycles - It would feel like the worst cramping, awful heavy period, and I would not bleed at all, going a week or so feeling like I had a period, then it finally showing up.
The last few months I have had occassional night sweats, and just feeling like a hormonal crazy lady - angry, brain fog, low libido ( always been but thought It was the Depo Provera shot )weight gain, bloated, just feeling like i had PMS 24/7 Like other women reading I go to my Gyno, he tells me - Peri-menopause ? and runs blood work. Everything came back normal, except my PROLACTIN level which was just a little higher than normal range. He gave me meds to lower it, which worked. Since my levels were within normal range he can't offer me any options - except - "see you Dr about anti depressants !" yikes.
I came upon this site just hoping to find some relief from the symptoms which are frustrating me - I ordered the cream, and within less than a week - I bled. I am unsure if I should still use it daily - my cycle is off. Should I ask for further testing ? or any suggestions on my specific NATPRO dosing. I have no plans to get pregnant. Or other supplements that might work. I live in the Los Angeles area and a referal to a medical proffessional or clinic would also be welcome. Thanks in advance for any help on this.