Left side pains of 15 years gone! Questions about brown spotting & dosage from now on
Hello all, I (44 years/female) have been using Natpro at a rather high dosage (600mg per day, every day continuously) to help with my low progesterone/perimenopause symptoms for about 3-4 months now.
It helped tremendously. The severe pain I had on the left side around every ovulation for 10-20 days each month (!) is gone! I later found out the pain wasn't caused by ovulation as I was wrongly told, but by estrogen spikes. I suffered from that mysterious pain on the left side for around 15 years. No one could help me. My OBGYN had me on progesterone all these years, but it was way too little to have any real impact. (He had me on 200-400mg as suppositories 10 days before period was due - way too little!)
So basically having found your site gave me my life back!! I'm forever grateful!!
However, I'm starting to see the first irregularities in my period now. I have not had a real period this month and have been spotting brown and very little red blood for the whole month now. But it's my first month 100% painfree! (Except some mild random period cramps)
I know that progesterone can disrupt the cycle. I've been slowly reducing from 600mg to 450mg/day (within the last 12 days or so), thinking I might now be stable enough to try and reduce a bit.
About the spotting: Is it normal? Will it stop?
About the Natpro dosage: Is now the wrong time to start reducing while I'm spotting and have no idea what point of my cycle I'm at? Should I wait until the cycle sorts itself out (which I don't know it will since I'm in Perimenopause).
Thank you so much for all you do!
As reference: I had a blood test done 2 months ago, my Estrogen to Progesterone's Ratio was 102:1 (back then I still had symptoms)