Just starting Progesterone cream, wondering about amt. of bleeding to know when to stop
I'm 52, pre-menopausal, with erratic periods. Have not had a period in 3 months. The last one was extremely heavy, as is typical I think for my age, and having uterine fibroids and a thickening endometrial lining. So, believing I am progesterone deficient, I started the cream. After 5 days I had what seemed like the start of a period (bright red blood, but just a small amount) so I stopped the cream. Then the bleeding stopped by the end of the day, completely. The next morning I tried again to use the cream. Within a few hours, slight bleeding again (red). So I stopped, and the bleeding went away again. Now at your site I read that I should just continue the cream through this bleeding. I am guessing I should just keep with the cream for the 3 weeks, then come off, regardless of what bleeding is happening. Then, I'm guessing within a couple months or three this should even out so I don't bleed while on the cream and do bleed when off (as it should be?). Any advice would be helpful. I'm just getting started taking it and am wondering when to stop it. Also I am wondering if I'm not using enough. I'm using a small pea-sized amount twice a day. Thanks in advance!