16 years old and hormones entirely out of balance!
I started my period at age 14. My periods weren't regular but as time went on they started becoming more regular. Until about a year ago. All of a sudden I started spotting and it wouldn't stop. After about 8 weeks of continuous spotting I went to a gynecologist and she prescribed me 10 days of Provera. The spotting stopped and after stopping the Provera, I had a period. But the day after I was supposed to ovulate, I started spotting again. Meaning that I didn't ovulate, again. The spotting continued for 8 weeks and the gynecologist sent me home with the advice to wait it out and if I couldn't take it anymore, take the Provera again. So after a few weeks, I decided to start the Provera again. The exact same story as before happened.
Then I decided to try and "heal" myself. I went ahead and bought progesterone cream and Vitex. I use 20 mg of progesterone twice daily and have been using it for 18 days now. After about 5 days, the spotting turned into a light period and after 8 days of that period the bleeding stopped. I have now been "spotting free" for two days which hasn't happened in a long time. I have also been using Vitex for 7 days now and I am hoping I will ovulate soon.
Someone else suggested to me, to use the cream for 21 days and then stay off it for 7 days. When I stop after 21 days what might or will happen? If I start bleeding as in a period, should I start the cream again after 7 or 12 days? Should I wait to see if I ovulate? And what if no bleeding occurs? When should I pick up the progesterone cream again?
Hopefully someone can help me on this journey of balancing my hormones!
Thank you so much for reading and possibly commenting!