Progesterone cream use during period
I am 51 years old and have my cycle every 27 - 28 days for the last four years of tracking. Recently, I've had more symptoms of estrogen dominance:
-migraine before period
-migraine after period
-dry, cracked heels
-heavy periods with clots
-OVER 40 LBS of weight gain (regardless of healthy eating habits & exercise)
-cystic acne on chin
-left-side nervy back ache
-male pattern hair loss
-panicky breathing/tightness (goes away when I apply cream)
I can't tell if I'm having a regular cycle and just not producing enough progesterone, or whether I am in menopause, based on my symptoms. Here are my questions:
1. Can I use progesterone cream during my cycle?
2. Should I use progesterone cream right after my period ends, following a menopause regimen (day 6-27)?
3. The brand I use Contains 2000 mg of Micronized Progesterone (Certified USP) in a 4 ounce pump; ~21mg of Progesterone USP per serving; based on this, how much should I use given the symptoms I have?
Thanks for your help!