Need advice on using progesterone cream after 7 c sections and hernia repair
(Lakeland, Fl , USA )
Hi I'm a 35 year old mom of 7. I have had heavy periods for a long time up until 4 years ago. After my last child was born via another c-section, my hormones went crazy and I had horrible depression and anger issues for 3 years.
I had labs done and was told I had little estrogen and no progesterone or testosterone. I also had very high cortisol levels. I ended up taking a more natural route to therapy and used herbs to get rid of depression and normalise my hormone levels but in recent years, since not nursing, my periods are off. I miss periods, spot or bleed heavy for only 2 to three days. I have bloods clots with most periods. Little sex, dry, and horrible pms and migraine headaches before period starts.
I finally tried natural progesterone cream at 20 mg two times a day for the last 14 days. My periods came after 11 days of use and felt normal but I have had spotting on days 3 and 4. I stoped using the cream when first day of period came but when spotting came I started and had normal flow.
I need directions on how or if I need to continue use using the progesterone cream during my cycle. I feel desperate!! Also what cream do you recommend? I am using Emerita brand as of now.
Thank you for this site!