Disappointed and Confused
I started using natural progesterone cream about a year ago to control estrogen dominance and the onset of peri-menopause symptoms, as well as to keep a couple of small submucosal fibroids from growing. I'm now 43 years old.
I've been trying to get pregnant as well so I visited my gyn yesterday to discuss my chances, being that I'm now in peri-menopause. She did an ultra sound and to my utter horror and astonishment, she said one of the fibroids has grown so big that it's taking up the entire space of my uterine lining. This means that unless I have it removed, I won't be able to carry a baby because there literally isn't any place for the embryo to implant.
When I was finally able to digest all of this, I wondered if the progesterone cream could have caused the fibroid to grow so large so fast, so I did a little research. It seems that some doctors now believe that estrogen AND progesterone can cause fibroids to grow. There's even research being done now for a new fibroid treatment that will block progesterone, causing fibroids to shrink.
PLEASE use progesterone cream or any hormones for that matter with caution. I believe I caused that fibroid to grow out of control by using natural progesterone cream and now my chances of becoming a mother naturally are pretty much gone because I'm already in a race with time because of the peri-menopause. On top of that, I'll need surgery to remove that huge fibroid before I'll have any chance of carrying a baby to term. By the time I have the surgery and recover (all together this could take three months or more), I could in COMPLETE menopause or so far into peri-menopause, that it's too late to have children.
I'm devastated and extremely disappointed. I thought progesterone cream was the answer to hormonal problems, but it seems it just made things worse for me.