I think taking DIM was a mistake for me
My main reason for seeking out progesterone was to help with the heavy periods I get every month. I just turned 47 and my cycles which used to be 28 days are now creeping down to 22-25 days. My period lasts from 5-8 days and 2 of those days are very heavy and clotty where I can barely leave home soaking through super pads and tampons every 20-30 min. Incidentally, using pads for urinary incontinence has helped a little. The rest of the period is normal with surprise flooding now and then even on the last day. I had some tests done at the gyn and she told me I had fibroids, possible adenomysis and that my lining was out of phase (she didn't clearly explain what that meant. She suggested Aygestin (synthetic progesterone) to get it back in phase or an ablation. I didn't want to do either. I asked about natural progesterone and she said it wasn't strong enough. I went on my own and started natpro. I began taking around 80 mg a day. I also took about 500 mgs of cal d glucarate and NAC along with several other supplements for PCOS and iron of course. I removed many xenoestrogens and phyto estrogens from my environment hoping that would reduce my need for alot of progesterone as well as help level out my hormones. The first period I had was very slightly better. It was the first one that I didn't actually have any leaks. Then I decided to add DIM because I heard that could help. It was very unusual. I was eating right and exercising, but everything felt tight. I was so bloated. I realized then my period was a week late. That never happens to me. I took it as a sign that the DIM was working. Boy was I wrong! The week leading up to my period was so painful. I had cramps everyday. My breasts hurt (which never usually happens to me) and when my period finally came it was so awful. Sorry to be graphic but I woke up and left a trail from my bed to bathroom. It looked like a crime scene. Ugh!! I started reading up on DIM again and some women on this forum had similar experiences. I stopped DIM immediately. As suggested, I increased my Cal D Gluarate and NAC to 2000mg. and I increased my progesterone to 200mg. for every day I don't have a period. Hopefully this will make a difference. My question is about calcium d glucarate. I know it removes excess estrogen but is there any chance it may remove too much?