Period Coming Every Two Weeks
I'm 43 years old. Two months ago I had a period and then another two weeks later. This was extremely frustrating for me, as my periods are hard enough to deal with when they come once a month (heavy bleeding), so I definitely don't want to have to suffer through two in one month. I have been doing a lot of research about natural progesterone cream, so to prevent another period coming so soon and to try to regulate my cycle, I used it twice a day (about 100mg in the morning and another 100mg at night) during the luteal phase of my next period. It worked great and prevented my period from coming early. However, I had a lot of abdominal bloating and water weight and I lost my appetite towards the end of my cycle which was a little bit disturbing. I felt like I had overdosed on the cream. So the next month, I only used the cream once a day (100mg) during the luteal phase. Well, it was a VERY short luteal phase because my period came again only two weeks after the last one.
My question is, you said on this website that during peri-menopause our cycles can become erratic and there's nothing we can do about it. But isn't progesterone supposed to prevent early bleeding by maintaining the uterine lining, therefore preventing us from bleeding so soon after the previous period?? I'm alittle confused can you please explain?
If I can't regulate my cycle with progesterone, I don't know what I'm going to do. I just simply can't deal with bleeding heavily twice a month. I cannot live that way. At that rate, you feel like you're NEVER off your period. It's extremely irritating and inconvenient and I don't like it. Please help with suggestions if you can because if I can't regulate my cycle at this point because of peri-menopause, I'd rather just have a hysterectomy. But somehow it just doesn't make sense that supplementing with hormones can't control something like this. Please clarify. Thanks.