I am at my wit's end with my period
(Myrtle Beach, SC)
I have been reading your advice for a couple years now. I can't get on top of my irregular periods and I'm at my wit's end with it. I'm tired of bleeding and don't want to be anemic.
I just turned 46, I'm a single parent. When I started to spot between periods and bleed during sex I found your site. I then started on progesterone cream - only about 40 mg a day. I'm very estrogen dominant and I think I've been this way since I started my period when I was 13. My period was always very heavy. Since I was a teenager my period has always come after 21-26 days, I could never count on it coming the same day every month.
My boyfriend and I broke up January 1 after an on again-off again relationship for 2 1/2 years but this time I told him never to come back. It seems that since then I'm bleeding bright blood with a little clotting for two weeks on, one week off, two weeks on, one week off and it just started again today. My breasts have been sore nonstop for 2 months and I cry almost every day because I'm having a hard time with this breakup. I feel a migraine coming on about once a week but its not a full fledged migraine anymore just a bad headache that ibuprofen can get rid of, not like before. When I started the spotting I upped my progesterone cream dosage to 1 1/2 tsp a day = approximately 132 mg. When I stopped spotting last week, I upped it to 2 tsps a day applying it twice a day. In the last month I've been taking 1 TB of blackstrap unsulphured molasses a day, 10000 IUs a day of D3, magnesium, 1800 mg of NAC (it comes in 600 mg capsules). I just bought a bottle of taurine two days ago and am taking 2000 mg a day. I exercise (lift weights and cardio) regularly.
The last couple years I was using the cream days 12-26, although there were several times when I didn't know the difference between the spotting between periods and having another period only two weeks after the last one. Since I broke up with my boyfriend I've been using the cream every day.
I don't know whether cortisol has caused this frequent spotting/bleeding or if the fact I'm using the cream every day has my body not knowing when to shed the lining.
Thank you so much for your advice in advance!