Using progesterone - but cycles seem messed up after pregnancy, what do I do?
Wonder if you can help me.
I had a baby 2mths ago...he's gorgeous and healthy.
I used progesterone all the way through my pregnancy at 100mg per day, split into two doses.
After I had him I used 200mg for the first couple of weeks to avoid PND. then reduced slightly to 175mg per day.
I then got my first period at 6 weeks after the birth. I am full time breast feeding on demand too! So I was quite surprised. I stopped the progesterone cream when I got that period. Which was reasonably heavy period for me too, as I have PCOS and they used to be very light but are more normal now. So anyway I stopped for 15 days and started again on the 15th day of my cycle at 150mg per day split in to two doses. And then, low and behold, I get my period again exactly 3 weeks after the start of the last one!
This is very unusual for me. I am usually like clock work. 28days on the dot and have always been that way. I am 41yrs old and my periods have always been 4wks apart, no variation and never any irregularity.
So my question is how do I use the cream effectively with this happening. Do I stop using it as soon as I start to bleed or keep going ignoring it and act like it is a 4wk cycle?
I really hope my cycles settles down I don't really want a period every 21 days!
Thanks for your help in advance :)