Am I on the right track?
Thank you so much for all the help and advice you provide. I am 52 and have had normal, regular cycles my whole life until the last several years. At that time I began experiencing very heavy flow and clots the first couple days of my period which lengthened from 5 days to 7 days and occasional "flash floods". I started using 20mg/day of progesterone cream and also took 500mg/ibuprofen every four hours and that seemed to make things much more manageable. However, several months ago, my cycle became more erratic, sometimes every 45 days, sometimes 60 days. Then a couple months ago my period started with some spotting and then a moderate/light flow that didn't want to stop. I found your website and realized I had many estrogen dominance symptoms (dry skin/heels, anxiety, brain fog, night sweats, etc) and needed to increase the progesterone. (Can you be estrogen dominant and be a size 6? I just want to make sure because some things I read imply estrogen dominance is related to being overweight. I do however, have a little belly fat I'd like to get rid of :)) I increased the progesterone cream to 230 mg/day and the flow stopped. This month though, even though I am still using 200 mg/day of the cream, I just got my period again (regular flow) with some clots. I also noticed extremely tender and swollen breasts before the bleeding began, which went away after the flow started. Is this okay? Should I increase the amount of progesterone cream?