41 yr old, I started progesterone cream five months ago. symptoms include heavy bleeding leading to anemia and all the associated effects,, confusion, anxiety, depression, foggy thinking, fatigue and more. Of course none of the doctors I saw for the last five years thought to test my hormones and to date they do not believe to have them tested even as my cycles are getting irregular and the heavy bleeding is not ending.
When I started using the cream, (not Natpro) I would measure it free hand and it did help though I experienced estrogen dominance symptoms - bloating etc. as you describe. I increased it some more and I felt better but I wanted to be sure I was using the right amount as I was eager to get all the symptoms under control soon.( the cream am using claims to have 20 mg USP).
So this past cycle I bought mini spoons and have been suing 1/8 of a tsp twice a day. However I did have a worse cycle ( flooding and clots) than the last 5 months when I was using free hand measures. What could be the reason for this, I had expected it to work better than the last cycles. Also looking to fall pregnant.