Tired of it
by Deborah Tardy
(Grand Rapids, MI)
I hit menopause at 42, so I have been on bio-identical HRT for 15 years.
My first doctor had me on the the lowest doses of Triest (daily) with a testosterone/B-12 shot every 6 to 8 weeks. I did not have have cycles on this, which was fine for me.
I started going to a holistic doctor about 3 years ago and she insists that I have a period each month. I have a pellet inserted every 5 months and was taking 100mg of progesterone the first 7 days of every month, but my periods were 8-10 days long with heavy bleeding in the middle. She upped my progesterone to 125 mg, then to 200 mg and taking them daily, but now I am bleeding all the time. Every day. My family doctor has not found any problems during my annual exams.
I have been on the 200 mg for a little over a week. Should I give it more time for my body to regulate? She wants me to come in for a bunch of tests (I have NO insurance) but, the problems didn't start until we started changing dosages. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.