how to wean from daily high dose progesterone?
I am confused about how to reduce daily dose progesterone. I am 42 with regular cycles and overcoming a severe case of oestrogen dominance.
This is a link to my original post. I did not know if my new post would be seen if I carried on with the old thread. https://www.progesteronetherapy.com/2-months-on-high-dose-still-bleeding-and-other-symptoms-please-help.html
I have been on 600 mg progesterone cream daily for 5 months for severe oestrogen dominance. At one point during this time I bled for 45 / 55 days. When this bleeding stopped, I felt largely better and continued on with the daily high dose. I switched from using it on the skin to using it vaginally, as I was told the absorption was better, but I noticed no difference with this change.
My period in May was 9 days. This was after 4 months of daily high dose.
At the end of this month, with spotting, I decided maybe it was time to try and get back to a cyclic use of the progesterone rather than the daily dose. Many of my oestrogen dominance symptoms have waned. My libido is nil. I will be starting T3 only thyroid replacement and I know it can sensitise the body to sex hormones.
So! i stopped the daily dose, and my period started. I had no bloating initially. But now 4 days without progesterone and my abdomen is once again hugely distended and hard.
Daily progesterone has helped me but I can’t find any other information for taking progesterone in this way, nor any doctor able to advise. I really felt this was a decent time to go back to a cyclic dose, but now with my huge abdomen, I feel so discouraged and unsure about how to proceed.
I will appreciate your kind advice and thank you in advance for any guidance.