Prometrium dosing for topical use
I have stumbled upon your site and am finding a wealth of such helpful (and calming) information.
I am perimenopausal...47 years old, have had several years of heavy periods (i thought they were normal, but...they were actually quite heavy) that left me with very low ferritin and hemoglobin levels - and then about 2 years ago my heavy but regular periods started getting terribly irregular, and sometimes horribly heavy with flooding that left me so depleted I would end up in bed for a few days. I have now basically bled continuously for almost 7 months - with a few flooding episodes thrown in for good measure.
I have been working the past couple of years to get my iron up and that is definitely on the upswing and I will continue taking an iron supplement until my levels remain steady. I recently was given a prescription for Prometrium (just 200 mg, orally, 10 days / month) after a bit more research, I went back to my GP and asked for a daily prescription of 300mg. I have been on that for almost a month... had a rough few days of flooding and large clots at the onset, but that let up. I am still bleeding daily...some days quite light - moderate, others like a regular period, but for maybe only half a day? I did have one episode of about 4 days that seemed like it could be a 'period' as it was a bit more consistent but I am so muddled now I really don't know if I'm coming or going.
After reading some of your articles here...I am questioning the oral route, and would like to use all of these pills I have topically or vaginally (I have a few months worth and it has been a big expense, so I feel that I need to use them all up)
My question is...given how much is lost taking these pills orally....how many pills should I be using topically to get the results I need (a cessation of daily bleeding and some sort of 'regular' period) How long do you recommend daily use for? And what to you recommend after a course of daily use?
I would so appreciate any insight.