I'd like to try progesterone cream
by M Ellis
I'm 39 years old and in good health. I have 3 children. I miscarried once. I had horrible nausea and vomiting with all pregnancies. I took Ortho Novum 777 for 9 years prior to having any children. I do not take any forms of medication except multi vitamins, fish oil and have just started acai berry supplements. I have been doing cardio and strength training everyday for the past two months with no visible signs of weight loss. I would like to loose about 25- 30 pounds.
My chief complaint is my periods have become irregular. This has been going on for over a year. They used to last 12 days (usually 2 heavy days with the rest light spotting). They then would start again at day 21 or 22. This has gotten better in that it lasts about seven days coming about 23 days apart. However, the spotting has started again, usually a couple days after my period stops.
My other symptoms include dry eyes (on restasis), anxiety, occasional heart palpitations, headaches, constipation, irritability, mood swings, breast tenderness. I've been to the family doctor and gynecologist who both say it's hormones but neither one offered to take blood samples. My eye doctor suggested I try progesterone cream. I purchased a GNC brand and have not used it as of yet. In reading the information on your site I would assume I'm in peri-menopause. Should I get tested for low progesterone before I start using it?