Heavy bleeding perimenopause
by M. C.
I have been struggling and truly suffering with very heavy prolonged bleeding on and off for the past 4 years. Last year, it got so bad that my ferritIn level was down to 2. My last D& C a year ago came back normal so I saw a holistic dr. to sort out my hormones. She put me on a progesterone cream which worked for a couple of months (150mg a day) but then the bleeding started back up. She then put me on 100 mg of micronized oral progesterone 100mg twice a day for 25 days of the month.
This worked fine for a few months - in fact I didn't get a period for 3 months. However, the last couple of cycles I got my period a day or two after stopping the progesterone for the 5 day break and then exactly two weeks later, I started bleeding again ( is there any significance to this time period of 2 weeks?). I am 52 and though I've asked her whether I might need a higher dose, the dr. doesn't seem too responsive. I'm desperate to know what is going on as I am worn out not only with my own issues but with the responsibility of a chronically ill husband. Any advice would be MOST sincerely appreciated. Thanks.