When to start following my cycle again?

by Sue

Hi Wray. I have been using the cream every day, weaning down slowly from a high dose and I am wondering about how I can go from daily use throughout my cycle to following my cycle. I really want to start ovulating again! Do I wean the days slowly too? Should I break from the cream one day a month whilst on a period, then 2 days the next cycle when I have a period and so on until I can use it after ovulation? I am wary about "shocking" my system due to having used high doses of cream. Thanks for your advice!

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Sep 09, 2012
When to start following my cycle again?
by: Wray

Hi Sue I'm so pleased you seem to have stabilised enough to start reducing the amount. Now you could try reducing the amount by double the amount you are doing, but during the follicular phase only. You might find you can reduce even further, or less of course, but see how you feel. Alternatively you could miss a day or two, but again only during your follicular phase, you might find you can miss more. For instance miss the day after you stop bleeding. If you feel fine use it for a few more, then miss another. Bearing in mind oestrogen starts rising after about 4-5 days after bleeding, depending on the length of your follicular phase. It rises exponentially about 50 hours prior to bleeding. So watch for any signs of Oestrogen Dominance, and adjust the amount accordingly. I'll have to leave it to you on which choice you make, or a combo even, but please let me know how you get on. Take care Wray

Sep 11, 2012
When to start following my cycle again
by: Sue

Thanks for your reply Wray. I decided to wean down from high levels as I felt it wasn't helping me that much and I didn't like using so much cream - I was on over 500mg per day, now down to about 350mg. I'm feeling ok so far. I don't have regular periods now due to the cream - I don't really bleed, just a dark discharge for a few days (sorry, too much information!) so am not really sure when the follicular phase in my cycle is. Should I just wean down every few days regardless of my "bleeding"? I want to take breaks from the cream soon, so should I take a break once I notice the dark discharge again and see if a full bleed happens? If I do this, should I then restart the cream on, say, day 3 or 4 and then next time restart on day 5 or 6? Thanks for your help!

Sep 11, 2012
When to start following my cycle again
by: Wray

Hi Sue I do agree with you, there's no point in using more than required. And it's not too much info, the more the better. As you don't have regular 'periods' anymore, it would be a good idea to stop it when you next have the discharge. You could get a full bleed, and it could be heavy too. Undoubtedly there will also be some brown blood too, all good. And you are spot on re starting the cream again. Just keep a watch for adverse symptoms, then apply the cream. I don't want you to go backwards! As I'm sure you don't want. Would like to know how you get on too please. Take care Wray

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