progesterone for heavy period bleeding?
I am a 41 yo female living in northern US. I have always had heavy bleeding but since my first child via c-section at age 33, and then second c-section with second child at age 37, my periods have gotten very heavy. I flood heavy and bright red, with large clots. I can control it somewhat with 800mg of ibuprofen throughout the day, but if I miss a dose I am in misery and it is like a tap has been turned on. Very regular periods, 30 days, ever since teenage years. Some PMS, emotional, breast tenderness, but nothing too bad. If I dont take the ibuprofen during my period the pain in the vagina and birth canal area is very strong.
I would like to get this under control, as it is interferring with my life, and with intimacy with my partner. I wonder if progesterone would be a good option for me, but the explanation of estrogen dominance and increase of symptoms realy scare me. The thought of increased bleeding is not acceptable to me, I would probably have to go to the hospital as I wouldnt be able to leave the toilet...!
How would I take the cream in a situation like this, every day of my cycle, including period, or not? Or just the last 14 days before my period, if I read right? And how much?
I do take 2000-4000 iu of vit D but will increase from all the information on this site.
Thank you so much for any advice!