Duration of Increase Dosage
(St. Paul, MN USA)
I have spent a lot of time searching for a specific answer but didn't find one.
I am 52 yo. I had a partial hysterectomy (still have my ovaries) almost 3 years ago. Since surgery, I haven't experienced any uncomfortable symptoms until 6 weeks ago. One night, I had a night sweat. A couple of nights later, a few more night sweats and started waking up at 4:00 am rather consistently. I thought "oh my gosh, this is it. I'm starting the change". I headed to the best health shop in town and purchased my progesterone cream. I've read Dr. Lee's book a few years back and have felt "ready to respond" when the moment arrived. I started on the 20mg 2x day and got instant relief within 3-5 days. Then about 2 weeks later, night sweats AND day hot flashes. Hey, this isn't suppose to be happening. Per your other posts, I figured I had saturated my fat cells and decreasing was the answer. Problem is, everything started getting worse, not better. Insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes, exhaustion and crabby. I'm on week 5 now and just found this site 2 days ago. Whew! Last night I spread 100mg before bed and another 60mg this morning. My question is this: How often do I increase the dose until I'm symptom free? Do I continue the 100mg dose for a few days or weeks if symptoms persist while I await for relief? How fast should I find relief at this higher dose before I increase if needed? Also, once I find the magic dose, how long do I sustain before decreasing it to find my new "norm"? Thank you so much for your consideration.