Early period - headaches!

by Lori
(Lincoln NE)

I will be 50 in August and lately have been experiencing insomnia, weight gain, irritability and some anxiety. I decided to try progesterone cream. The first day I took it I noticed a lightness, just a better overall feeling. I used it for 3 days and got my period. My periods have been so light and maybe 2-3 days. This one is heavy and long. I have had it for 5 days and I am experiencing the worst headaches. I never have headaches. Evan ibuprofin and sleep don't help - I wake up with a headache. Should I keep using progesterone cream? I figured since I was bleeding I should not use it, but man the headaches are terrible. My period came about 12 days early. I am not sure what to do. I felt great the first couple days. When I was not using cream I would have terrible PMS but once my period came, I would be even and balanced - no headaches at all.

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Jul 31, 2015
Early period - headaches!
by: Joy

Hi Lori

Your adverse symptoms are caused by Estrogen Dominance and I guess you are not using enough progesterone cream or one that delivers the correct amount of progesterone. Progesterone will help, provided it is used correctly. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream.

You are in Peri-Menopause which is not an easy time for most women, progesterone is needed more than ever now to help you through this stage and to prepare you for Menopause. Progesterone should be used every day, with no breaks, ignoring any bleeding/spotting/clotting that may occur for 2-6 months, or until things settle down and you feel stable. Once this happens you can slowly reduce the amount of progesterone used. So to answer your question 'should I keep using progesterone', yes most definitely, but it needs to be used correctly.

Do you know what your Vitamin D3 level is, as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone.

I hope this helps you.

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