Progesterone during Perimenopause


I have been taking a 200mg tablet of Estima, natural progesterone for about 3 years. I am 47 and have been suffering from monthly migraines, joint pain, indigestion, PMT, diarhea, IBS every month. The progesterone stopped it but in the last 6 months a lot of the symptoms have come back.

The doctor has said I cannot take any more than 200 mg per day, my cycle is every 25 days so I started on day 10 through to day 25, she has suggested I can only increase the duration so start taking it 5 days earlier on day 5 of my cycle. she said that increasing the daily dose between day 10 and 25 would not make any difference.
Please could you advise your opinion. Many thanks

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