Natpro dosing during perimenopause
I received treatment for 3 fibroids in 2013. I was lucky and got on with a (free) study updating the current technology using MRI Guided HIgh Intensity Focused Ultrasound to ablate the fibroids.
The treatment worked very well. I was out and hiking for miles the very next day and all the bloating was already dissipating. The irregular heavy bleeding stopped.
But now (2017) I have another small (2cm) fibroid which is causing havoc along with peri menopausal symptoms.
I am 47 years old and this year I began to scrutinize my diet which now includes no breads or pasta, very small amounts of meat, high amounts of healthy vegetable fats and high amounts of vegetables and fruit. I also cut back on sugar and eat very little dairy. I still drink some caffeine. (There are limits). It was never a very unhealthy diet to begin with.
My life was very high stress for the last 6 years but in the last year I have changed my life style (which has always included a lot of exercise) and my kids have grown less dependent on me (driving). Consequently stress management became easier.
One year ago I lost half my thyroid due to a tumor. I am now taking a natural thyroid supplement which has helped with fatigue I had previously.
I am a healthy slender weight and scaled back on exercise but still walk daily and do some weight resistance.
Now I frequently bleed for 20 to 25 days straight, heavily. I'll get 3 sometimes 4 weeks off then the hell begins again.
Here are my current supplements:
DIIM, Chaste Tree Berry, Milk Thistle/Dandelion, Mega Green Tea Extract, Curcumin, Iron, Vitamind D (5000 units), Thyroid support (selenium and iodine), Taurine and NAC.
I've been using NOW Natural progesterone, 40 mg in morning and 40 mg at night. I am guessing this is too low.
I just received the Natpro pump dispenser. I have read one pump is 50 mg.
So finally my question:
How much Natpro should I use to try to get out of this nightmarish bleeding existence?
(My husband keeps encouraging me to have a hysterectomy but I am not about to go down that road. Surgery is just too daunting).
Any thoughts or suggestions would be hugely welcome.