Advice for Fibroids
I am 42 years old and was diagnosed with fibroids about 4 years ago and until about a year ago everything was normal. August of last year, my periods started to get heavier and my doctor put me on a low dose of natural progesterone cream (about 36mg per day). I did not use the cream during my period. I took it for about 5 months and there was a slight difference in my period but not much. He took me off the cream for about a month and my period got worse. When I told him that my period got worse, he then increased amount to about 72mg per day. I found your website April 2012 and started taking 1/4 tsp of Natpro 2 times a day June 2012. I've noticed a slight difference in my period but the 1st 2 days are still very heavy. It's so heavy that by day 2 I am very weak due to losing so much blood. I am now on day 11 and I'm still spotting very dark colored blood even though my cycle should be done. I'm taking vitamin D3 and vitamin B and am very mindful of the type of foods I eat. Do I need to increase the Natpro so the spotting will stop? Also I've had a history of low iron levels and currently taking an iron supplement prescribed by my doctor. I noticed that you recommended taking a organic form of iron, can you recommend a brand to take? I was taking Hemaplex by Progressive labs but it didn't keep my iron levels up like the iron my doctor prescribed.
My ultimate desire is for the fibroids to shrink by using the progesterone cream because my doctor is asking me to consider uterine artery embolisation (UAE). My main focus now is get my periods back to normal. Any suggestions you can give me would be greatly appreciated.