Progesterone helping but I need some guidance
by Tanya Y.
(El Paso, TX, United States)
45 years old and have been struggling with estrogen dominance, and related issues, for the past 6-8 years. Progesterone has helped immensely, as has Wray's invaluable website! I still need some help though.
The past 3 years have been an ongoing struggle with cyclical, miserly symptoms related to hormone imbalance. I'd been following the direction of my doctor and starting progesterone on DAY 14 and continuing until bleeding onset. This alleviated some of my symptoms but only not completelyl and only for awhile. In other words, I'd feel crummy (weight gain, hair drying up/falling out, just an all-around decrease in well-being) beginning about 3-4 days after bleeding onset and just get worse until the "magical" DAY 14 when I'd resume progesterone and feel better almost immediately! Listen, I mean within a couple of hours of applying the cream, my hair loss would STOP, aches/pains debate, etc. Within 2-3 days or less I'd feel like a new woman again! So long story short, this last cycle I halted progesterone when I started my period on DAY 25, bled for 5 days --- hair dries up and starts falling out again, my skin looks like hell, I FEEL like hell, weight gain/bloat, the whole miserly list again. THIS time I decided not to wait until DAY 14 and resumed the progesterone on DAY 6. BOOM! Hair becomes soft and stops falling out OVERNIGHT and all of my other crummy-feeling symptoms abate as well. REJOICE!
A couple days later I start having a very slight, brown discharge like the very beginning or ending of a period an it's continued to present - I'm at DAY 16 now, and this morning it looked like I was starting an actual period again so I didn't apply progesterone this morning, although I intend to use it this evening because I've felt great with the daily A.M./P.M. usage.
P.S. I started applying the cream vaginally the last couple of cycles and felt the benefits better this way.
My question is this: I feel SO MUCH BETTER while using it. Can I continue to use it daily? SHOULD I continue to use it daily? Are there any side effects/warnings I should be aware of? I'd prefer to continue vaginal application but am not sure how this will work if I continue to bleed.
YOUR GUIDANCE IS MUCH APPRECIATED!!
Thank you Wray for your website and invaluable gift of knowledge!!