Age 52, still getting periods despite high-dose bioidentical progesterone
I have been using natural progesterone at about 500 mg per day for perimenopausal symptoms (anxiety, insomnia, night sweats, heart palpitations, etc.) since age 47, and those symptoms improved dramatically with the high dose, and continue to do so. The progesterone has been a godsend in fact. I have also only had sporadic, relatively light periods since then, ranging from 2 to 5 per year. I am now 52 and still get periods, sometimes close together and sometimes with months in between. I keep thinking, should I not be menopausal by now? Does the progesterone delay actual menopause as it also stimulates estrogen receptors? Or am I just too impatient?
Thank you for any thoughts on this.