Hair loss after two months on progesterone...
by A hairy decision
I have read many of your blogs, so I am hopeful that this hair loss condition is a temporary set back.
My first month on progesterone, I was bouncing out of bed in the morning, the stiffness in my joints was gone and I was feeling like my old self! I also didn't have the breast tenderness I had been experiencing, and I looked better and felt more sexually attractive than I'd had in many months.
Then I went off it for 6-7 days as recommended for women in menopause. I had a spot of blood. I also had some stiffness in my joints come back but not nearly as much.
My second month experience, however, was very different. When I went back on the progesterone I slowly began to feel very crampy, bloated, my breasts hurt more, my skin looked older again, my weight was up a few pounds and my hair started falling out. I did try upping the dose a bit as I have seen you recommend. Each squirt is 5mg....so I went from 15mg to 20 mg two times a day...so about 40 mg in a day.
The month ended, I went off it for 7 days, and used it again this morning. My scalp is still bothering me...and I'm not sure what o do at this point. My hair was fine to begin with, and i want to look and feel great as i enter this next phase of my life. I am 51 and have lots of life left to live. Please help!