Prolonged bleeding in perimenopause
I am a healthy 49 year old in the permimenopausal stage (ok I have slight hashimotos which I take thyroxine for and my creatiine levels in my kidneys are somewhat high, but otherwise really ok! :-)
I had a comparatively light 5 day period starting 5th August, (it is now 5th September) which then continued as spotting, then seemd to have a more normal period late August, then spotting again and now over the last few days extremely painful severe cramping, pain seemingly in both ovaries, with sore breasts, pain almost as as strong as labour pains - I am exhausted!
I am waiting for an ultrasound appointment to make sure there is nothing serious going on, but have been under some personal stress over the last three months and just feel that this is an estrogen dominance thing, hope I'm making sense here (I scored 72 in your quiz).
Now the question is - would it be safe to start the cream any time now as I have NO idea what is happening to my cycles now, how soon could it be delivered to the UK and how much is it? Considering I have not had the scan yet, would it be safe to take in any case to see if it helps? I started the gym not long ago and am even wondering if it is possible that the new exercises set something off.
The other question I have is possibly the main reason for my stress - an important week for me end of October where I want to be in a well as possible state (not bleeding to death!). Do you think the cream could do it's thing by then or would it be easier to opt for the progesterone only pill short term to help me with this? Can I combine both approaches? I was on the mini-pill when I was breastfeeding and got on really well with it - I am still unsure why the mini-pill should be any worse than the progesterone cream. I suppose I am looking for a magic wand to get better overnight - but most of all I want to be really well end of October.
Sorry for the novel 0 I never ran out of space! great :-)