Irregular periods- anovulatory cycle: need help with application instructions

by Angela

Hello. I am searching for instructions of use and possible dosage range for me. I suffered a miscarriage 3 months ago. The reason was unknown, but I believe it to be caused by low progesterone due to many other symptoms I have experienced before and during my short pregnancy. I am looking to try natural progesterone but am confused about when to begin to apply it. My cycles are very irregular. For instance, I just had my period (bleeding)for 15 days straight then it stopped for one week and I got it again. My period always presents as spotting (for up to 4 days) then the regular bleeding begins afterwards. Futhermore, I do not ovulate every month so I don't know when to begin therapy. Can you enlighten me on how I would go about treating my situation. My husband and I are looking to become pregnant again.
Thank you for your time!

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Jan 03, 2014
Irregular periods - anovulatory cycle
by: Joy

Hi Angela

I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Have you been tested for PCOS as this would account for your irregular periods. Plus a low progesterone level could also be a cause. We only make progesterone in the last 12-14 days of our cycle. Although once pregnant the ovaries continue making progesterone. The placenta normally takes over round about 8 weeks. But if it was not making sufficient, it would account for the miscarriage. Stress also causes progesterone levels to drop progesterone which could result in a miscarriage. The page on pregnancy might also help you.

Please also have a vitamin D test done, most of us have too low a level, it is vital for ovulation and foetal growth - see here and here.

Do be careful when choosing a progesterone cream as it must have the correct amount of progesterone concentration in order for it to work - see here. If you do not use the correct amount you will land up with terrible estrogen dominance symptoms - seehere.

How to use Progesterone Cream will also help you to understand more about progesterone - see here.

Take care.

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