Having period every other week

by Kriss

I'm 38 yrs old & have always had regular periods. I had complained to my gyno about the length of my periods...sometime 7 or 8 days. She suggested I take progesterone so u took it for 30 days. During this time, I would bleed anytime I had sex so I discontinued it. Once I got off of it, I started having my period every other week. Thus has been going on since May. Is this normal????

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Sep 08, 2015
Having period every other week
by: Joy

Hi Kriss

You are about to enter Peri-Menopause which is a difficult time for most women. It is also a time when periods become very erratic, I am most surprised that your doctor didn't pick that up! Progesterone needs to be used every day when in Peri-Menopause and Menopause. Is suspect that the progesterone given was of the oral kind as you say you took it for 30 days, in which case your were only getting about 4% progesterone as 96% gets destroyed by the gut and liver, not what is needed. So I am not surprised that your cycle is 'up the spout'! :) It you are using a cream please make sure that it has the correct amount or progesterone concentration. This is very important otherwise progesterone therapy will not work.

As you have not been advised how to use progesterone correctly, please read How to use Progesterone Cream and Estrogen Dominance.

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

I hope this helps.

Sep 30, 2015
Having period every other week
by: Anonymous

I understand I'm about to enter that phase but my periods have always been that long. Yes, I was taking it orally. Am I having my period every other week because I've stopped taking it? If so, how long will it take till my body gets back to normal? I have had 3 periods this month!

Thank you

Oct 11, 2015
Having period every other week
by: Joy

Hi Kriss

Yes, stopping progesterone therapy will disrupt your cycle. For the rest of your questions, please refer to the pages already given to you.

Take care.

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