Perimenopause symptoms

I have been trying to balance my perimenopause symptoms for the last five months with Progesterone cream.

Hot flashes are gone and for me that's the most important thing to be rid of, however, things are still a bit erratic. My periods are 5-10 days late and with the last one I suffered migraine, food cravings, weight gain, breast tenderness and all those things happened as soon as I stopped the cream after 14 days.

I know you shouldn't use it during menstruation but I wondered if anyone does should they have PMS type symptoms or maybe I was using too much ?

I've been careful to avoid oestrogenic foods etc but sometimes it feels like I get a surge of oestrogen and wondered if things like exercise can make increased hormones ?

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May 12, 2009
Perimenopause symptoms
by: Wray

Hi there. Peri-menopause is such a difficult time, you might like to see the web page we have on it:

http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/peri-menopause.html

Cycles do become erratic and there's nothing we can do about it, as the ovaries are shutting down. I always recommend using the progesterone cream daily, even during a period, as it becomes impossible to follow the cycle. And as has happened to you, symptoms come back when not using progesterone. This happened to me too, and after being assured by my doctor it was safe to use continuously I did so and never looked back.

All the successful studies used between 100-200mg/day of progesterone, I would recommend you use somewhere within this range too. Exercise normally benefits us by stabilising hormones, unless it's excessive exercise which suppresses their production. Take care, Wray

May 23, 2011
symptoms of perimenopause
by: adriabold

Heard that the women skin will loosen when reaching this stage of Menopause? bcoz I'm having potting due to fluctuating hormone levels in my body this is what doctor said when I consulted her.

http://www.womenhealthzone.com/menopause/differences-in-symptoms-for-perimenopause-and-menopause/

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