Hi Wray, I'm looking for some help. I'm 45 and have been dealing with
Abdominal bloating for over two years! It drives me absolutely crazy!
I do not having bloating any where else on my body. I'm small, active, and eat well.
I've tried all types of diets and digestive aides to help the bloating with no luck.
I've done food allergy testing and had a few allergies but following a diet
That excludes those foods and still no relief. In fact, the only thing that has given
Some relief is progesterone. I've had a lot of diagnostic testing like ct scan and colonoscopy. Nothing was revealed. The bloating is 24/7. I go to bed bloated and wake up bloate.
About a year ago, I started progesterone (Emertia). It does help some. I was only doing
A small dose (20-40) in the beginning. I did get my dr to compound a
Vaginal cream. I got up to about 200 mg and was feeling good but still bloated. When I missed
A period my dr said I was shutting down ovarian function with using progesterone
Every day of my cycle. So I tried cycling it. Still bloated and it feeling physically
As great. Recently, I found your web page and working with a different dr.
He is open to me trying higher doses of progesterone but wants me to go slow.
Well I repect that but heck it's been two years of bloating I can't take
It any more. So last week I took it upon myself to raise my dose. I'm using
Betwee 460-500 mg daily. Some of that I rub on my skin, some oral drops, but most
Is vaginally. I think vaginal works good for me. I feel good for the most part. I am running
A few days a week. I also have improvement with bowel movements when I'm on progesterone.
I've also seen improvement with the bloating but it's NOT 100% gone. I need it to be gone forever!
So I don't know if I a oils go higher, which will be hard to do without my dr fully on board.
Or do I wait out my current dose and expect to see continued improvement
If I use it everyday without breaks? Or is there something else missing?
I read some where that increasing protein and vitamin A can cause less of a need
For high doses of progesterone. Or perhaps it's sluggish adrenals or some other defiencey? When this all started I was trying to treat a thyroid issue. Progesterone has been the only thing I've tried that has
Given some relief, not enough though, but I do love progesterone. I need reassurance that I'm doing the right right thing, or I need new suggestions on what could be causing the trouble.The other
Sysmptom I noticed shortly after the bloating started is a lot of facial hair.
A little "hormonal" back ground: I started my period very young. I was around
10 years old. I had terrible cramps that landed me in bed the whole first day
In severe pain. The first year, I sometimes threw up and had diarrhea on day one.
It got better as I got older but had cramps until after I had my kids in my 30's.
I got pregnant easily but did have a few very early miscarriages. The three babies
I did have were great prenancies and healthy babie. I started having "hormonal"
Issues, that also looked like thyroid issues when I would wean my kids
From nursing. And nursing never kept me periods from starting. I think I got my
First period five months after having my first baby. I nursed him for a year. I think I got my
Periods even earlier than that with my subsequent babies. Sorry this
Is so long. Just wanted to give a lot of info so you could help better. Thanks
So much for your time!!