by Deborah Spencer
I am 52. I had in IUD inserted in 2007 due to very heavy periods and horrible cramping. Two years ago my FSH was checked by Primary care doctor and I was told I was "close" to menopause. I had the IUD removed 4 months ago (October). FSH level was checked again and was same number as two years ago. This time I was told by OB/GYN that I was post menopause. In January I had a sudden heavy period. They did a biopsy to check for cancer, it was negative. This past week I had another even heavier period. Changing the largest size pad I could find every 1 - 1/12 hours for 4 days straight. I went in yesterday and saw the on call OB/GYN. She said that my biopsy had also shown a thickening of the uterus which meant low progesterone. She suggested I have another IUD placed rather than taking pills. So I did. Now I am reading up on this today wondering if I did the right thing. I really had no idea about all the other symptoms which make sense now after years of suffering from depression, panic and anxiety, weight gain (especially this past year) and more. I'm wondering if also using the cream would help with those symptoms??