I Can't Stop Bleeding!
I am a 51 y/o female still having periods every month--starting to become somewhat irregular in length. For example...I started seeing a tinge of blood on 2/18 and for the next 4-5 days, I did not even need a tampon or pad. It was always just on the tissue after going to the restroom. On 2/23, it became more regular and on 2/25 I had an episode of "flooding" where it soaked through tampon pad and jeans just from standing up. It seems I have a 12 hr time frame during all of my periods where this is liable to happen--and usually does. Now it is 3/1(11 days later) and I'm still bleeding. Amount is down to 2 tampons a day or less, but still bleeding. I use natural progesterone cream only--and I use about 600 mg. a day. My endocrinologist says I need the estrogen to trigger my period to stop and start a new cycle. He prescribed bio-identical hormones: estradiol, progesterone and testosterone. I don't really want to use it, but I DO want my period to start. I am VERY IRON DEFICIENT due to (sometimes) longer, but always heavier, periods and the fact that I eat really, really healthy with very little red meat. My doctor says that if I use what he prescribes on a daily basis, my periods should start tapering off in about 6 months and stop. While that sounds good and tempting to do, I am afraid of using estrogen in any form to supplement. If I am having periods, doesn't that mean that my body is making ample estrogen? Why isn't the natural progesterone cream regulating my periods better than this? What do I need to do?