Timing progesterone when period stops after being on BCP
I have a question about my period and when to start/ stop progesterone. I started the cream (Wellspring) 3 months ago and at the same time I started to wean off my BCP which I used for over 10 yrs. I did this because I stopped cold turkey before and that was a complete disaster (very bad acne returned with a vengeance, lost a lot of weight, wasnt myself, my period stopped after being off bcp for 3 months).
I started the cream 14 days after my first 'period' day, still being on the pill..so basically not my natural period of course.
Now last month I cut the pill to 1/4..so there's less and less of that in my body. 2 days ago my period should have started. At first I thought it was going to, because of brown spotting, which is normal for me at the beginning of my period. So I stopped the cream. But now my period hasn't started yet, it just was some spotting, and no red blood.
I'm not spotting now as well. And I cant be pregnant. My question is, should I go on with the cream now? Or stop and wait if my period will show up?
Maybe i have no period because there isnt that much bcp in my body anymore and my cycle is getting irregular because of that, but still then I dont know what to do with the cream now.
A little more info on me.
Im 33 years old.
I had my hormones checked (while on bcp, so I know this isnt all reliable info), turned out my progesterone/estrogen was a little bit out of ratio. And my testosterone was skyhigh (explaining my severe acne problem, that I controlled with BCP). Cortisol low through the whole day.
My goal is stopping BCP ( too many side effects), and not having such a big withdrawel reaction the last time I stopped BCP. I have a very strict diet, because a lot of food intolerances (also for vegetables, fruit and herbs..really heavy), so I dont eat a lot of sugar for over a year now, and still my testosterone was so high.
So far progesterone helps me to gain some weight, feel at ease..so things are happening. In the beginning I started spotting between periods,which I read is a good thing.
Anyway, I would really like to know what to do now with the timing of the cream. Cause I can't seem to find a professional over here that can answer me.
Thanks for your help!
Greetings from Holland,