Progesterone and birth control?
(Van Wert, Ohio)
During my first pregnancy, I was found to have low progesterone and put on a suppository regiment. My pregnancy went smoothly afterwards and I gave birth to a healthy baby girl. Afterwards, I was back on birth control, but still having many issues that I could not control, such as irritability, fatigue, bloating, and sometimes even anger. I stopped the oral contraceptive in attempts to reduce these symptoms. However, I have noticed a dramatic increase of these symptoms after having my second child.
After browsing the internet searching for answers, it seemed my symptoms fit with low progesterone. I made an appointment with my OB/GYN and it was found that this was the case. She gave me the option of trying the low-dose "mini pill" or the progesterone cream. Because my husband and I are unsure about having any more kids, I opted for the birth control. It has only been 4 days on the progesterone-only pill, but my symptoms have not gotten better. I was wondering if it was ok to use the cream as well? How will it affect the birth control's effectiveness? Or do I need to wait this out longer? I hate feeling this way!
Thank you so much for your website! It has truly been very informative and helpful to my situation!