Hi Wray, I'm 48 and have been having a very rough ride over the last few weeks.
I still get my monthly period like clock work, but I started to get hot flushes and night sweats quite bad, so I went to speak to one of the pharmacy ladies, asking if she could recommended something to help. They advised me to use Phytopause. And at that time I was due to start in a few days, had all the symptoms that I normally get sore breasts, irritable and very tired. Well I don't know what happened, but it all dissappeared along with my period.
I felt good for awhile, but then the depression kicked in and I'm not a depressed person. I thought I was loosing my mind and battled quite a bit but managed to get help from another source, who advised me to stop the Phytopause immediately and use the progesterone cream only. Once I started the cream, within 5 days I had my period back - never thought I would be so glad to see it! :) I stopped using the cream once my period started - is this correct? (Newbal 50g, consists of 4% Wild Yam Extract - Natural Progesterone cream effective in low progesterone states such as PMS and menopause.)
What I want to know, the amount of Newbal Cream that they advised I use, is a small amount (the size of your little nail) once a day, from the 12th day to the 26th day. I'm into my 5th day of my period and am still getting night sweats - some evenings.
And I would also like to mention, I had a few hormonal issues that started when I stopped smoking at 41. I had the most terrible night sweats, panic attacks, bleeding gums and weight gain. The doctor diagnosed me with insulin resistance for which I have been taking glucophage for the last 7 years. All the symptoms dissappeared up until now.
Hope you can advise me on the correct amount I should use and when I should use it! From your web site you recommend 14 days before your due date, am I correct? I have a 30 day cycle so I should begin on the 16th day - is that right? :) Thanks.