No progesterone one year on after taking RU486
I was wondering if you could advise me on a dosage system to use as I feel I have a fairly different case in that I don’t entirely fit into peri or post menopause, or menopause itself.
I am 35 years old. A year ago, at 34, I was administered RU486 for an abortion. Prior to this my periods were like clockwork every 28 days, with a good flow of blood for 4-5 days. The only pre menstrual symptoms I experienced that were troubling were swollen and painful breasts, water retention and a tension headache the day before. I weighed 64kg, my dress size was an AU 12, my cup size was a DD.
Since taking the RU486 my periods come either up to 5 days early or late and I have a very scant bleed for only one day. I gained 8kg within the 4 months following the procedure and can not lose weight no matter how much I exercise or how healthy I eat. My dress size is now Au 16-18 and my cup size is now F. I now suffer from PMS (I never understood how bad it can be) and acne. I have also in this short time grown fibroids and a benign cervical cyst. I also often feel deeply depressed in a hormonal way (I can differentiate when my depression is hormonal or circumstantial or otherwise). 2 separate blood tests confirmed I have low progesterone with the first test saying 17 and the second test saying 0.8.
I would like to get my progesterone levels back to a relative normal, but not sure how much progesterone cream to apply in this instance as I strongly believe that the RU486 has severely interfered with my receptors as it is a progesterone blocker. Even if it is only intended to have an acute effect I feel it has done some (semi?) permanent damage.
I have been using 1ml, so 50mg (?), of 5% cream for the last 2 weeks as that is the dose the doctor prescribed to me. He instructed me to use 0.5ml days 6-13, then days 14- 28 to use 1ml. However after looking carefully at your site I have upped it to 400mg (8ml) for the last 2 days.
What advice can you give me?