Added progesterone causing bleeding?
I've been on oral progesterone 100mg/day for about a year and between that and taking deer antler velvet to boost testosterone, my periods have been pretty regular, which had not been the case in years. (Both my testosterone and dhea levels have consistently tested low in saliva tests the past few years). After coming upon this site and realizing I was still likely low in progesterone, I ordered some Natpro and immediately started using the progesterone cream I already had (but had't been using) to give myself a dose of about 100mg in the cream form, figuring that would be much better absorbed and be helpful.
The problem is, taking this much cream has caused me to bleed like a regular period only a few days after my regular period ended. Reading the forum, it would seem maybe I have stimulated some additional oestragen (sp?) release and if that's so, you would typically recommend I use even more cream. But I just don't know...
About a year ago, I was using about 30mg/day of cream and did a saliva test and it showed my prog/oest ratio was about 600-to-1 and the doctor I went to at the time said that was way to high of a ratio and to cut back on the progesterone cream. It sounds like she didn't know what she was doing and I no longer see her, but now I don't know what to do in terms of getting a new, accurate test because I no longer know which day of the month to test on since my cycle is now so irregular (since switching to the cream a few days ago).
Can someone offer a solution? I'm tempted to just switch back to 100mg/oral a day and wait until I have a regular period again and then test, but I don't really know what to do now....