Am hoping you can help me. I am 52, no other perimenopausal symptoms but have been bleeding for 3 months, mostly very heavy (ie one super tampon plus spills every hour). Have seen a naturopath/herbalist who gave me herbs which stopped the bleeding for two weeks but then it started again and has not stopped. Very large clots continually also.
Blood tests show FSH = 5, LH = 4, Oestradiol = 421, Progesterone = 0.9
Clearly I need progesterone. However when I started using the cream it seemed to make the bleeding worse so after about 4-5 days I stopped using it under my naturopath's advice.
I was using a teaspoon (approx) morning and night. I do not use a spoon to measure accurately, I simply mound up a generous tsp size dollop on my stomach before rubbing it in. By my calculations this would be about 400mg and should be sufficient.
I had an ultrasound this morning which showed 3 fibroids, not overly large and the radiologist's opinion was that it is not the fibroids causing the bleeding. However she said that the endometrium was very thick and that I would probably need a D/C.
If I increase the amount of progesterone I will probably run out well before the next shipment arrives - it took ages last time!! So. I have a dilemma. Not sure what to do.
Also, there is some information available to suggest that the jury is still out as to whether natural progesterone decreases or in fact increases fibroids.
Hoping for some advice here before I bleed to death or die of exhaustion....
Regards and thankyou in advance, Roz.