perimenopause driving me crazy!
I have been in symtomatic perimenopause for 5 years. It started with spotting between cycles and then a diagnosis of simple endo hyperplasia w/o atipia. I was put on provera for three months to resolve the hyperplasia. After that I came off of all forms of progesterone at the advice of my osteopath. While she wasn't pro bioidenticals, she was also cautious regarding progestins. I had been off of them for over two years, trying to regulate hormones with dietary changes. Then a little over a year ago I got endo hyperplasia again. This time after a bout with an ovarian cyst. I am convinced that the cyst is what caused the hyperplasia. At that time my osteopath put me on prometrium to get rid of the hyperplasia. It did. However, she also reccomended that I stay on prometrium since I had had hyperplasia more than once. I have been on it now for over a year. My problem is that my doctors are not very knowledgeable about prometrium and started me on a dose of 200 mg once daily, to be taken the first 12 days of the month. My cycle has been a 21-25 day cycle for the last few years. They didn't take this into consideration. They just put me on the same regime as a progestin. However, I start getting my cycle on day 9 of the pills most months. I finally convinced them to put me on 300mg which is better but sometimes still start period at day 9 or sometimes day 11 or 12. Is there any information you can give me regarding how to take the prometrium in order to make it hold off cycle until pills are finished. I am now trying to take the pills with an fat based food hoping that the extra fat will help it to absorb better. Any sugestions. I would try cream or herbs, but am scared to since I have had the hyperplasia. Thank you.