Help! Bleeding Continuously for 6 Months!
I am 18 years old and I really hope that you will be able to help me because I am desperate. 6 months ago, my doctor changed my progesterone dose from 20mg to 40mg, and after 2 cycles, decided to drop me back to 20mg since I didn't notice a difference at 40mg, even though my saliva progesterone levels are really low. Well, I definitely noticed the drop in progesterone. Since then, I have been bleeding vaginally non-stop for 6 months. I am completely exhausted. I tried going back to the 40mg, but still kept bleeding, so my doctor said to stop all progesterone and wait for my body to "right" itself. I tried a ton of supplements, etc., with no help. For many months, I could barely find the strength to breath since I was so exhausted. I was bleeding heavily (at some points more than 100ml of blood per day).
Now I started taking the progesterone again, increasing my 20mg each day. I am currently taking 120mg. I feel a bit better, and the bleeding reduced by about half, but I'm not sure if I should increase the dose or not. I read that the ovaries normally produce only 20-30mg of progesterone per day, so why do you think that doses of 500mg can be required? Also, if you think that a higher dose would be needed for me, then should I gradually work up to that dose or go right ahead? Also, I am worried about the progesterone building up in my tissues. I saw your post about misconceptions, but I would appreaciate more information since so many say that the creams can cause problems.