by Jennifer

I just have a question, not really a story.

My menstrual cycle is very erratic, lasting from 26 days to as many as 35 days. I'm supposed to start Natpro 14 days before the first day of my period, but if my cycle is so erratic how do I know when to start? Thanks for any help!

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May 25, 2011
by: Wray

Hi Jennifer Your cycle is erratic. I don't know your age, but has anyone checked for PCOS? Or possibly you are now in Peri-menopause? Progesterone should be used from ovulation till bleeding, do you know when you ovulate? As this would be a guide on when to start it. This can be done by observing the mucus plug coming away, or by taking temps, or using a mini-microscope. Progesterone can be used to regulate the cycle too. The average length of your cycle is about 30 days, which means you should start using the cream on day 16 or 17. We do have more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. Please be aware that initially progesterone can upset the cycle, but after a month or two it does settle down. But if you are in peri-menopause, no amount of progesterone will regulate it. In which case I suggest using the cream daily, as it's impossible to follow the cycle. Take care Wray

May 29, 2011
by: Janet

I went through menopause 5 years ago will using progesterone cream mean I will have a period if so will i have to start using contraception again?

Jun 03, 2011
by: Wray

Hi Janet Once in Menopause nothing can cause a period to start again. Menopause means the ovaries have stopped producing viable eggs. Nothing will make these fertile. Please read through this page, as it will explain what menopause it. Take care Wray

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