I am 55.
I've had heavy periods for many years and in the last 6 months I started having them closer together and much heavier.
Looking at my symptoms I've concluded that I have oestrogen dominance since my early 40's when I started getting heavy periods and spotting?
I was diagnosed with a fibroid in January.
I started using progesterone cream of 20mg morning and evening and then didn't have a period during February or March but did have spotting on most days.
I continued using the cream all through a period that I had in April, which wasn't heavy and lasted 5 days, but then I continued spotting everyday for the rest of April.
I raised the amount of cream that I am using to 60mg morning and evening from the end of April.
I'm now spotting every other day still, not all day, seems to start mid afternoon. I haven't had a period in May as yet, it's only 9 days into the month.
Is spotting nearly everyday normal in my situation - fibroid, peri-menopausal and using this level of cream? Or is it possible to stop the spotting eventually. It's freaking me out as I'm imagining all kinds of terrible diseases.
The spotting is also making it impossible to have cervical smear done. I'm due to see a gynaecologist next month but really don't want to take any synthetic hormones or have any operations, particularly as I'm hoping that at my age, menopause should be arriving?
Am I using a high enough amount of cream?
Does endometrial ablation seem a possible option to stop the spotting or is it better to stick with the cream?
How many months can I be safely using the cream?
Should I take a break?