progesterone cream with androcur and alesse?
Hi, i have been using progesterone cream for 6 months to treat symptoms of peri-menopause. Immediately after I began using it my depressed mood disappeared completely and the quality of my life went up dramatically :-)
I have been using roughly 160 - 240 mg per day, however, I still have moderate to severe acne. I've tried all the creams and OTC treatments including benzoyl peroxide, but my skin remains oily and I have terrible acne all over my chest, back, chin, and forehead.
My dermatologist has prescribed me Alesse combined with Androcur. I'm not sure, but I don't think Alesse is even a progesterone pill, but an estrogen pill? Plus, I read that androcur was being used to treat transgendered people as well as hirsutism!!
I am really worried about this because I don't have either of those issues. I have ever-so-slightly increased tiny blonde fuzz around my mouth due to the peri-menopause, but nothing like a beard!!
I also read that androcur will potentially cause depression and a decrease in libido, two things that my progesterone cream has successfully helped to treat!
Now that you have some background info, my real question is not whether or not I should take the alesse with the androcur, but *in the event that I DO take them* should I continue to use the progesterone cream? Or will it interact badly with the prescriptions?