Still messed up 5 years after contraceptives
Hi Wray, so my progesterone cream arrived today. I'm not sure how much to use or when to use it as I've heard numerous different suggestions. I'm 28 and had irregular periods painful periods since puberty.
5 years ago I got married and went on contraceptives which really made my life horrible I ballooned and messed up my hormones worse than before. Needless to say I wasn't on it longer than 6 months. Since then I've managed to lose most of the weight except around my midsection which I don't remember being such a difficult area. I have a very small frame and when I'm consistent with exercise and diet I lose inches quickly everywhere except around my middle.
I have done a hormone saliva panel about 3 years ago and I was considered estrogen dominant and adrenally exhausted. I have been on vitex and yam cream but neither have really shown any real changes and as soon as I go off of them my symptoms seem worse than before. I'm now not taking anything and my last few cycles have been as long as 52 days. I'm now a little apprehensive about using progesterone cream as I've read it can cause weight gain and adverse side effects while adjusting. I'm leaving for a beach vacation in 3 weeks and not sure if I should start the cream now or wait until I'm home? I don't want to ruin my vacation.
Please let me know how much cream to use, when to use it and your thoughts. Also can I use progesterone cream as a face cream? Thanks.