Progesterone and epilepsy
A little background before my question: I was diagnosed with epilepsy at 16 (although had seizures since age 12/13). They tend to be catamenial in style as they are worse around my period. I also have horrible cycles with extremely excessive bleeding (to the point where I am now anemic), lots of cramping, and a period that lasts 9-12 days. My cycle seems to be fairly regular most of the time, lasting about 28-29 days. I did have difficulty getting pregnant and have had one miscarriage (although now I have two beautiful children). I'm pretty sure I have anovulatory cycles quite often as I don't always have symptoms of ovulation. I have a lot of other symptoms of estrogen dominance as well.
Currently I am on day 26 of my cycle and I just received my order of progesterone cream. I am eager to start using it as I really don't want to go through another horrible period (not to mention, I'm not sure my body can handle much more bleeding). Can I start using it now and what is the best dosage/treatment to use for my condition(s)? Should I use it every day or only the last 14 days? Do I need to wait until my next cycle to start? I'm hoping that the progesterone cream will calm my seizures and get my period under control so my body can recover. Thank you for this wonderfully informative site and what I hope will be the solution to my problems!