Peri menopausal and anaemic

I have just been diagnosed as critically anaemic. I have heavy periods during this peri-menopausal stage of life and this is exacerbating the anaemia.

A friend suggested natural progesterone and I have just started taking 1 Tsp per day. I was injected with depo-ralovera which is a progesterone hormone designed to stop periods. Despite the hormone injection, I have still had a heavy period this month. I am now told it takes up to 2 injections over a period of 6 months to stop the periods all together and thus limit loss of blood.

My question is - Can I take both the natural progesterone and continue having the injections?
What is best for me to do in order to stop the periods and heavy blood flow asap?

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Mar 10, 2012
Peri menopausal and anaemic
by: Wray

Hi there Unfortunately provera is not progesterone, it's medroxyprogesterone acetate. A synthetic progestin with androgenising effects, see here. There's more info on our Contraceptives page. I'm very against all drug based contraceptives, due to the potential harm they can do. It is safe to use both concurrently, the choice is yours. I would have to know how much progesterone is in the 1tsp you are using. But to stop heavy bleeding you need 400mg/day or more. We do have more info on our page about the Menstruation Cycle. Take care Wray

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