Progesterone helped with my fibrocyctic breasts
(Janesville, WI USA)
A year and a half ago I started reading Dr. Lee's book on menopause and decided to start using progestrone cream. I was able to find a doctor who was knowlegeable on the subject and helped me start the cream. I am 51 years old and had awful fibrocyctic breast pain for most of my life. I was constantly called back for mamograms and ultrasounds because of the number of cysts in my breasts.
When I first started using the cream the breast pain was probably the worse I had ever had but the doctor explained that the progesterone was "waking up" the estrogen receptors in my breasts. I hung in there and am now so pleased! I have had two thermograms of my breasts a year apart and the difference even shows there! No more breast pain! I am in perimenopause now with my periods in the last year starting to become very irregular.
I was wondering if raising the amount of progesterone I am using will help with prolonged bleeding that I am experiencing with my periods. My last period was 10 days long (Mostly spotting for the last 4 days) then it quit for 7 days and then started again with mostly lite flow and spotting. I had been doing 20mg a day but I think I want to go to 40mg a day. Will that help? Should I do more? I have an appointment with a new Dr., as my old one retired, but that is not for a month.
Also, just a note, I have had no hot flashes or any other symptoms of menopause which I am sure is a credit to progesterone.