Progesterone stopped my never ending period
by Bethany Taylor
Several years ago, I started my monthly menstral period as usual, but instead of the normal 5-7 days of flow, this period went for over 3 months without stopping. It would almost stop, then it would start heavy again just likt a new one would. I was weak and desperate. I didn't have medical insurance and I couldn't find a clinic that would take me as a patient.
Finally, out of desperation, I decided to spend the day at Border's (I didn't have a computer then) and read through all of the books that I could find on the female cycle. My "aha!" moment was when I read something to the effect that sometimes a cycle will start without ovulation producing an egg. If that happens, no progesterone will be produced to stop the bleeding.
I didn't know what progesterone was at the time, but I headed over to the health food and vitamin store to see what I could find. I bought a tube of progesterone cream and within two days of using it, my period finally stopped! I was so happy! I stopped the progesterone shortly after that, and my periods returned to normal. About two years later it happened again, and once again the progesterone cream stopped it.
I finally got health insurance, and mentioned this problem to my doctor. He took interest in my story and ran a lot of tests including a uterine biopsy and ultrasound. They found nothing wrong. He really did not understand why the progesterone would work for something like that. But I'm really glad that I found that book and found my cure.
Now, I've had a relapse of psoriasis which I haven't seen in years. I had it before, but it cleared up during pregnancy. So I'm testing my theory that progesterone cream may help this skin condition clear up for me also.
I'm a 44 year old white female in case you are wondering. I had a short lived psoriasis flare-up during puberty. It went away and returned when I became pregnant for my second child. It stayed until I became pregnant with my third child and went away during the pregnancy, only to return after giving birth. I had it for another 12 or so years until my dermatologist injected them with a drug... don't know what... but then I began tanning and it stayed away for years until I quit tanning, then returned.
I no longer have insurance. So I'm giving progesterone cream a try, plus I'm tanning again and taking vitamins and fish oil. Wish me luck!!