(Eugene, Or, USA)
I'm 44 and my cycles have gone down to every 26 days. In the past I've been able to get them back to normal by regular exercise. That isn't helping anymore. I also started getting migraines or very bad headaches in the first week of my cycle - that was really debilitating. For a while I increased my soy intake and the weak estrogenic effect helped block my own stronger estrogen and effectively helped balance me. Now that's not working either. Lately I've been feeling fuzzier in my thinking and my energy just isn't like it was. I've had one procedure to remove a problematic fibroid and know I have some others that aren't considered problematic. My sleep has also been more dusturbed.
All of this led me to trying progesterone therapy. Its been a couple weeks now. I'm using 100mg a day off Natpro. I don't know if I should take a break for my period or just keep using it straight for a couple months...? (This is what I'm leaning towards). I am also noticing that my temperature has increased. I feel warmer in a sustained way -but it isn't an intense or quick flush. Is this the metabolic effect I've read about? Or is it excess estrogen and a kind of hot flash? My breasts have also been sore on and off. Do I need to increase my dose? I have been feeling more like myself and haven't had a headache but it also hasn't been that part of my cycle yet.
I'm taking NaC and 4000ius of vit d, daily green veggie antioxidant drinks and magnesium as well as just starting fluvic acid minerals. My diet is pretty clean.
Thank you for any feedback!