Why all the side-effects?
I'm 68 years old and I've been on "NATPRO" bio-identical progesterone cream for 5 months... I first started to use the cream to rid myself of facial hair.. The hair is still there but slightly weaker.. ( I use "no hair" - was using it twice a week and now only once a week).
This morning when I went to the loo I saw spotting and I'm in shock..! I am now wondering if I should stop the cream altogether and stop interfering with my hormones...?!
I had breat cancer in '99 and don't want to start any waves in my body at this stage of my life.. (I had an agressive cancerous lump removed, chemo for 12 months and radiation for 6 weeks) I had a genes test with my two daughters in 2004 and was told myself and my one daughter had the cancer gene my eldest daughter didn't. My daughter with the gene past away in 2006 (age 39) also with breast cancer after a double mastectomy and 7 years of treatment...She had been cancer free for four years until her oncologist suggested we all went for the gene test.. After he heard "her mother" had cancer and we both had the gene he insisted she have a double mastectomy..The following month after her double mastectomy her cancer count went up and never came down again...!!
I had a hysterectomy years ago (uterus removed only) and the last time I went to the gynie he couldn't even find my ovaries - so where would the blood be coming from...? I have read one of the side-effects may be spotting but at 68 and after a hysterectomy...?!
I don't use the cream in excess as one tube lasts me 6 weeks.. Do the symptoms suggest even that is too much..? I have been getting slight headaches and my head has been feeling a bit foggy/heavy... I eat very well and exercise 3-4 times a week..I consider myself very healthy and didn't have any problems before I started using the cream - except for the facial hair. I understood that the cream would be beneficial so why all the side-effects...?
I would really appreciate you comments and advice... Thank you.