Progesterone for PMDD and coming off contraception
I came by the idea of bioidentical progesterone therapy while I was researching PMDD. I currently have a hormonal IUD (Kyleena). I plan to take it out in the middle of August and allow my body to heal naturally.
I have been using ProgesterAll (now discontinued) for my last two cycles. The first cycle, I started to use 20-40 mg/day the second day of my luteal phase, which was only one week long (days 20-26).
\My second cycle, and the one I just finished, I took his advice to “load” my progesterone intake. I tried 80 mg/day, felt too nauseated, and dropped down to 60 mg/day. I also took it one day before ovulation (days 18-26) because I felt like the 7 days weren’t enough.
I am now on what I’d usually think would be day 2 of my period, but I feel like my estrogen is already starting to pump. I assume that’s because the cream is starting to sensitize my estrogen receptors. Does this mean that I should continue upping my dose of progesterone next cycle? I am very interested in learning how to properly use it, particularly after my IUD gets taken out. I am also very interested in buying your brand after I’ve finished the last of my ProgesterAll.
Also, if I have a short luteal phase, should I start when it begins, or start where my ovulation “should” happen?
Thank you very much,