by Jamie McNerney
I'm a 41 year old woman and I have struggled with painful heavy periods from the start. I was put on birth control pills fairly young 14 to 28. Got off of them and didnt receive a period and I received a diagnosis of PCOS. I was given something that brought on a period and put back on the pill. At 31 I went off again due to constant bacterial infections and high blood pressure and ended up pregnant due to metformin from insulin resistance.
Gave birth via c-section at 32 and it seemed that my body was finally straightening out. 5 years after my sons birth my periods were getting longer and heavier so my GYN decided to offer me a uterine ablasion but only if I would agree to a tubal ligation. At 38 I didnt want to go through another high risk pregnancy and I was a single mother so i agreed to the procedures (what woman wouldn't want a painful inconvenient period). Almost 4 years later I still have break through mid cycle bleeding, egg white cervical muscus is a red jelly blob. Headaches, extreme anxiety, heart palpitations & chest pain, dizziness, extreme fatigue, constant metallic salty taste in my mouth, night sweats etc.....post tubal ligation symptoms!
So my question is when should I use the progesterone cream. I've started using it and my mid cycle bleeding has stopped so should I use it all month for 25 days or mid cycle to a day or two before expected period??? I do have all symptoms of menopause. FYI since using the cream heart palpitations & chest pains have decreased to almost none!!! Wow!!! However I still feel bad when I quit using it from expected period to supposed ovulation.