Gratefully, Natpro is working!
So grateful to have found Natpro, this forum, and all of the thorough research and advice!
I've dealt with all of the classic symptoms of estrogen dominance/peri-menopause for about 5 years (I'm 50 now) and high cortisol for the past 18 months. Until the cortisol issue, I was able to maintain my weight despite the ED. I've been given and tried to follow all of the medically ill-advised solutions (20 mg progesterone, DHEA supplements, etc.). On the plus side, I have been supplementing with plenty of vit D, B complex and Omega-3 for several years.
I found this forum and Natpro in August, 20 pounds heavier and giving up on the prescribed progesterone cream due to frustration with it having the opposite effect. I immediately dropped the DHEA supplement, started Natpro 400 mg, 200 AM and 200 PM, on Aug 15th, and a supplement containing Ashwaganda to help calm my adrenals. Within days I felt much calmer and was finally getting a healthy nights sleep.
On the 16th day taking Natpro (Friday, Aug 2) I began spotting. By Sat it was, by my personal experience, moderately heavy (which, when my body decides to have a period, is a few days early for me). Over the next three days, Sun 4th - Tues 6th) the flooding and clots were like nothing I have ever experienced, all day and all night, any where from every 20 min to 1 1/2 hrs. Monday was horrible, but by Tuesday morning I was so weak and sick that I could only carefully get out of bed to change my tampons and pads and was contemplating gong to the ER. I considered the information I read here and decided to increase the cream and see where I was in the afternoon. By mid-day the flow had improved slightly, but the enormous clots were flooding me every hour or two. By bedtime I had taking 600 mgs (via several applications over the course of the day) and only flooded once over that night. Because there was improvement, but I was so sick and still bleeding heavily, I increased the dose, again, yesterday the 7th. By late afternoon the flow was normal and clots significantly fewer and smaller. By bedtime I had taken 700 mgs over the course of the day. There was no flooding last night. This morning, I am still bleeding, but it is my normal. I still have no color in my face, but am able to get out of bed and move about slowly without dizziness and my heart racing.
Finally, here are my questions. Should I continue on 700 mgs for several months after this period ends? As this is day 7 of bleeding, and I am so sick, should I increase the dose in hopes of ending it more quickly? Are there any quick tips to help recover from the blood loss fatigue, as I start a new job on Monday?