Will it stop your period?

My period has always been unpredictable and mother nature seems to strike at the worst times. For example, my honeymoon and right before either my husband or I would leave for Army training. One time I had Army training which consisted of 10 days in the field-no showers, etc. My period started the day I left for the field and ended the day I returned from the field. 10 days, really?

My husband is currently deployed and is coming home soon. I have been having a 36-40 day cycle recently. The last day of my last period was OCT 31st. I started progesterone cream yesterday NOV 15 and plan to just keep using it... hoping it will prevent a period from coming when my husband is home for R and R. We haven't seen each other in 8 months and I'm trying to outsmart mother nature. Will this work?? Anybody? Your thoughts and advice are encouraged.

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Nov 19, 2010
Will it stop your period?
by: Wray

Hi there Progesterone will only stop bleeding if the amount used is between 400-600mg/day. Lower than this the cycle will continue, but will probably be as erratic as you have now. Has anyone checked for poly cystic ovaries? For more info please see our page on PCOS. This can cause the long cycles you are having. High prolactin also disturbs the cycle, this rises when stressed. Stress causes progesterone levels to drop, this can disrupt the cycle, which is probably why your period started the day you left for field training, and continued for 10 days. It would be best to use progesterone to regulate your cycle, rather than using it daily. At least you'll know when your period is due. For more info on this, please see our page on How to use progesterone cream. Progesterone can disrupt the cycle when first using it, it can take 2-3 months to settle down. Plus it stimulates oestrogen too, particularly if too low an amount is used. This can result in Oestrogen Dominance, please read through this page for more info. Take care Wray

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