Natural Progesterone How long will it take to help heavy bleeding?
(Dallas, Texas, USA)
I am a 50 yr old female, still ovulating but going thru peri-menopause and becoming very week from blood loss. I also have fibrocystic breast disease.
I have become severaly anemaic (ferritin of 5, hemoglobin of 8.3) due to irratic hormones and periods lasting 25 days losing up to 180grams/day of blood. I may have a 10-11 day break and then start bleeding againg.
I have ruled out any more serious issues, via sonomgrams and MRI.
I am now taking oral iron to offset the blood loss. I am working with a dr on running hormone tests. I have started the natural progesterone cream at 200mg 4 times per day. My dr also implants progesterone pellets with much success for decades. I may do that.
I started the cream 4 days ago.
How long until I should notice a change for the better?
Do I expect it to help regulate my period or will it stop the bleeding?
Will the cream decrease any excess estrogen?
I appreciate in advance your help.