New to progesterone....
Hi. Thank you for all you do on this site :-) I came here after experiencing some very heavy periods and cramping the last few years. I was on the pill for 18 years from age 15 to 33. I am now 43. I had two ectopic pregnancies in the last ten years after going off the pill, and no children. I look back now and wonder if the low progesterone could have had anything to do with it since they never gave me a cause.
Doctors haven't mentioned a thing even with my painful periods. They just write me a script for cramping meds. It's to the point where I can't leave the house due to heavy bleeding for a day or two. People say "get the ablation done", but I say how is that going to help my hormones? I would still have the acne, which I do, mood swings, anxiety, a lot of emotional issues, low libido, gaining and losing the same 20 pounds due to excessive cravings that I can control at some points and can't control whatsoever at others....and never know the connection that this could make with blood sugar. Weight is upper thighs, lower abdomen and butt. I have noticed how much worse and depressed I get in the winter months and now see the connection with vitamin D.
I also have a business where I am a candle maker which my busy season is in the winter. From what I am reading, that itself could be raising my estrogen levels by breathing in the chemicals. I would like to know if I should still stay on the 14-28 day cycle of using 100-200 progesterone, or would you take it everyday to "catch up"? Will what I take in those 14 days make me feel better the first 14 days of my cycle even if not taking it (which is mostly the emotional and food cravings? (Ex. does your body levels come up so you feel better all month long with moods, etc)? Thank you so much for your help!