Irregular menstrual cycles

by Sonia
(South Africa)

Hi Wray

I'm 29 years old and having struggled with my libido for a while I decided to read up on it. The one thing that stuck out for me was that the Contraceptive Pill is actually not a good thing to use. Therefore I stopped using it in January. Since then I have had extremely irregular periods, never very heavy. Approximately 2 months ago I went to see the doctor as the bleeding would just suddenly start and about 3 days later stop, just to start again about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks later.

The doctor had me go for blood tests and informed me that it would seem that I'm not ovulating and that the test levels indicate that I might have PCOS and/or a Thyroid problem.

Once again I started reading and came to the conclusion that I'm estrogen dominant and obtained the Natural Progestrone cream.

I started bleeding 29 August and continued for 2 weeks until 12 September. What was interesting is that around 6 September the bleeding became heavy for about 2/3 days and tapered off like I'm use to with a normal menstrual cycle.

I started using the cream 17 September as I have no idea if and when I ovulate. I use 1ml in the mornings and the same in the evenings. And then I started bleeding again 21 September, somewhat sooner that I expected.

My question is:
Should I continue to use the cream straight through the month/s or should I increase the amount I use or should I stop while bleeding and start again, but when should I start again as I don't know when I ovulated as I already mentioned.

Your advice would be highly appreciated.

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Sep 21, 2012
Irregular menstrual cycles
by: Wray

Hi Sonja All drug based Contraceptives cause more problems than they solve. And can cause huge problems when stopping them. They disrupt the normal ovarian cycle, and it can take time to start up again. You might like to read these comments here and here. It seems you're not using enough progesterone. You say 1ml, but how much progesterone does it contain? Maybe 30mg? Which means you are using only 60mg/day. I recommend 100-200mg/day, or more if symptoms are severe. As you don't have a regular cycle, and your progesterone appears too low, it might be an idea to use it daily for 2-3 months, through any bleeding. This should suppress any excess oestrogen and top up the progesterone. Once you feel stable you can begin following your cycle again. We do have more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. If you do have PCOS it is possible to reverse naturally. This page gives a list of nutrients which help. It's caused by oxidative stress, so the nutrients used are all powerful antioxidants. The most important being vitamin D, this is also essential for any thyroid problems, see here, here and here. Please have a test done, Pathcare do them, or you can go through your doctor and medical aid. We do have a distributor in SA who could give you advice, if you'd like to contact her, please do so via her website here. Take care Wray

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