I have written before concerning my trouble with PCOS and infertility. I have been on the Progesterone cream for several months now and have begun having periods which is better than not having them at all as was the case before, but now I have been starting the cream on day fourteen and in about a week start a period.

Also in taking my basal temp I have noticed that I do not seem to be ovulating. I am trying to sort through all of this because I really do not know who to go to, because I know if I go to an MD they will want to put me on the pill. That is what they did before. I guess what I am wondering now is - should i keep using the cream through to day 26 or should I stop when I start my period?

Also I am using about 1/2 teaspoon. Is that the correct amount? And, would you think that this should all straighten out or should I be concerned?

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Nov 17, 2011
by: Wray

Hi there I'm delighted you're periods have begun again. But if you've written in before, I should have given you the page we have on PCOS, did you not see it? Or maybe I forgot to give it to you. It gives all the info on what causes it and how to reverse it. I'm not sure which cream you are using, but if it's Natpro, the 1/2 tsp will be giving you about 80mg/day progesterone. PCOS requires far more than this. Another thing, progesterone alone is not going to help, you need to take high dose antioxidants too, as PCOS is caused by oxidative stress. It's essential to have a vitamin D test done too, as this is vital for ovulation. For more info on testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. And the minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. It's evident your cycle is trying to adjust it's length, it could be your normal one is shorter than 28 days. I'm not sure why you're stopping the progesterone on day 26, it should be used for the full 14 days of the luteal phase. Please read the PCOS page, as it suggests what to do if bleeding should occur early, the amount of progesterone to use, when to use it, and gives a list of the antioxidants you should take. Take care Wray

Nov 22, 2011
PCOS thanks!
by: oklahoma

Thank you so much for answering my questions. I will act on your suggestions. Thank you.

Apr 14, 2015
Progesterone for inducing periods
by: Anonymous

I am writing as I was curious to what is going on in my body. After much research, I decided that I would take charge of my hormones and had all signs of low progesterone. I started supplementing with progesterone cream. I went from having a basically non-existent cycle to:
month 1) 35 day cycle
month 2) 28 day cycle
month 3) 23 day cycle
month 4) 23 day cycle
month 5) 18 day cycle

I am a bit confused as to why my cycle keeps getting shorter and shorter. I have an 11 day Luteal Phase and do use a fertility monitor to keep track of ovulation. Thinking about discontinuing use for a while to see what my body does on its own. Please advise.

P.S I am a 29 year old

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