bleeding to death from estrogen domiance...
by Bleeding out
(land of oz)
Am severely anemic (hemoglobin form 7.5-8.5) from bleeding tons every few weeks. Am newly 54 years old and body just keeps trying to ovulate but almost never get progesterone rise. A couple of years ago i tried "progest" cream (I think that's the name.) Each time, it just made my estrogen higher- it also gave me varicose veins where i rubbed it in and gave me a headache. so i quit after a couple of days. but i'm desperate now: iv iron did not agree with me, tranxemic acid to control bleeding are pills that are too large for me to swallow (and says you can't crush them) - will need a transfusion soon. So thought i'd start again. this time, i got a script for prometrium. these days its all generic unfortuntately. anyway. I open the little capsule and rubbed half the pill on me yesterday mornignt and the othe half last night. each capsule contains 100 mg. Did the same this morning. So far, no headache. am not sujre its doing anythning (I think the progest was stronger) but it may have risen estrogen again (lowered boyd temp). it may also have given me a funny taste in mouth - not sure. At least i didn't get a headache, but i think the progest cream may have had more of an effect. I had posted in another place on this site, but can't find wehre i posted so thought i'd try again here. What i asked on that post is how long after I start the progesterone cream can i expect it to acutally raise my progesterone and not just raise my estrogen? only reply i got was "not long" but i'm n ot sure what that means- days or months? My concerns about progesterone include more bleeding if the absorption is not even (drops in progesterone trigger bleeding). (note if anyone has any experience with NOW progesterone cream, please let me know. I ordered that too- if the prometrium doesn't work, maybe that would be better? its 20mg only in one pump).