Fibrocystic breasts and progesterone link?
I have had severe fibrocystic breasts (soreness, lumps, swelling, etc.) for approx 6 years. I was recently told by a health professional this can be caused by estrogen dominance and I should try progesterone cream. She feels I may be prematurely experiencing menopause symptoms, as well (I am 38). I got a prescription (I think it is a 20% cream) and have been using it according to her instructions. I have been on it since Dec. 2014. So far I have only felt WORSE. And in addition, have had more frequent periods. She says this is because it's working and to be patient and eventually there will be relief. It's very frustrating and uncomfortable! Does this sound familiar or feasible (that's it's getting worse)? I'm ready to throw in the towel if it doesn't turn around soon.
Also, I don't know if the cream I am on is "safe" it's a prescription strength and after reading about the cream available through this website, I'm a little worried that I may be using something that is harmful to my body.
Thanks to anyone who would be kind enough to share any experience they've had with fibrocystic breasts and progesterone creams!