want to conceive...anovulatory!

by Vanessa

I have irregular cycles. I have 3 live children and one loss at 27 weeks. No explanation so they tell me. Maybe a cord accident. I am 41. I have had normal cycles till the last 3 months. This last one started slow...3 days dark and light then light bleeding 2 days, normal flow one day and back to spotting for 3 or more days. My emotions are CRAZY! Normal cycles for me were 30 days. Now they are 17 days! When do I start progesterone therapy? I want to conceive and do not want to mess up when I only have a few years of possibility left.

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May 15, 2014
want to conceive ..... anovulatory!
by: Joy

Hi Vanessa

It would appear that you could be be in Peri-Menopause, your ovaries are starting to slow down causing you to have anovulatory cycles. They only shut down once in Menopause which occurs on average at age 51. Progesterone actually starts dropping from about age 35, when we start having anovulatory cycles. These increase until menopause, when the ovaries stop producing viable eggs. The erratic bleeding and emotions etc are all the charms peri-menopause offers us! Usually no amount of progesterone will regulate the cycle again as it become impossible to follow the cycle. Periods will come and go at will, much as they are doing now with you. But progesterone will make life more bearable. As you are wanting to conceive and with anovulatory symptoms it could become difficult for you, but you could try to use progesterone to see if you can get a more regular cycle again. I recommend that you use 100-200mg progesterone cream per day, used a minimum of twice a day. If your regular cycle returns again, you can use the cream by following your cycle, please read How to use Progesterone Cream.

When using progesterone for the first time, please read the page of Estrogen Dominance, it is important that you understand these symptoms. Please also read the Vitamin D page, do you know what your level is, if not please consider having a test done as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, it is also connected to every single cell and it’s formation in our body. It is vital for conception and for the unborn child.

Hope this helps.

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