Ready to lose it at 43!

I have had an ongoing battle with erratic periods for the last 3-4 years. My mother went through menopause at 36 and now the doctors will not believe that I could be doing the same because of my age. I have started "self-doctoring" because they just want to put me on the pill to regulate my periods.

I have had severe reactions to the pill before and refuse to take it (psychotic). I was going 2-3 days without bleeding, then heavy flooding with severe cramping and clots for 1-2 days, a couple of days without, then bleeding, etc. The cycle continues. I started Natpro (3months or so) and it seems to help some with all of my symptoms (estrogen dominance) except the erratic bleeding. I try to take it everyday, but I am not sure how much to take. If I miss a day, I bleed the next day guaranteed and I also have to wear protection everyday because I am spotting and bleeding so often now. And am wondering if I should quit, increase, etc.. I think I take 1/4 to 1/2 tsp a day. I don't want all of the other symptoms (anger and stomach weight gain,etc.) to come back as they were beginning to get better. My husband is frustrated as well (doesn't believe I bleed this often) as this is effecting him also. Any advice would be great!

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Aug 11, 2011
Ready to lose it at 43!
by: Wray

Hi there I'm relieved you refused to take Contraceptives, they can cause havoc, sending many women into severe depression etc. Please scroll to the bottom of this page here for info on this. You might like to read this comment here from a pill user. I've found 400mg/day is needed to stop heavy bleeding, this is 12ml or almost 2 1/2 tsp of Natpro. I would suggest trying this amount for a month, maybe two, to get the bleeding under control. Once it is, start following your cycle again, there's more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. But if you believe you are in Peri-menopause and heading for Menopause, no amount of progesterone will regulate the cycle again. But it will control the heavy bleeding. I can't imagine what the doctors mean when they say you are too young to be going through P-M. One of the best ways to tell, is to find out when our mothers went through it, as more than likely the daughter will follow suit. Incidentally the youngest woman to date was 19 when she went into menopause. If you do decide to use the higher amount of progesterone that I've suggested, please see this page on Oestrogen Dominance first, as it can occur when increasing. Take care Wray

Aug 13, 2011
Estrogen Dominance
by: Anonymous

I just read the symptoms for estrogen dominance and anxiety and insomnia are not listed. these are the two I'm having. are these considered symptoms? And if so why are they not on the list? Are they not as common?

Aug 16, 2011
Estrogen Dominance
by: Wray

Hi there Anxiety and insomnia can be caused by oestrogen dominance, not all the symptoms are listed. Maybe I should do an update on the page. But they can be caused by other factors too. They are common problems, which is why we have a page on Anxiety. Listed on the page are many nutrients which help. Insomnia, anxiety too, can be caused by nothing more than a lack of vitamin D, please have a test done. For more info see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital websites. Take care Wray

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