What do I do when I start a bleed

by Ruth miller

I think I'm in the peri phase. I get no help from my doctors as they only seem interested in me taking hrt. Having had a mirena coil in for a long time I wanted to use natural hormones. I'm 52 and I thought I’d stopped periods but every now and then I have a light bleed and some pain. I fear that stopping cream in these times for 12 days or so each month will mean I get all my symptoms back again..

What do I do if I feel anxious and low again after stopping the cream whilst on a bleed? It’s helping me so much but I worry about stopping it. I also never know if I’m using the right amount.

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Apr 29, 2018
What do I do when I start to bleed
by: Michael Platt, md

I would strongly suggest that you give your Mirena coil to someone you do not like (if you have not done so already), and I would suggest that you use your progesterone cream every day.

There is no benefit at this time to cycling your progesterone cream.

Apr 30, 2018
What do I do when I start a bleed
by: Joy

Hi Ruth

Peri-Menopause is such a terrible time for most women. Progesterone cream should be used every day with no breaks. As mentioned many times on this website, please make sure that your Vitamin D3 level is correct as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, optimal range is between 70-100ng/mL. See Vitamin D Council for more information.

The mirena is a dreadful contraceptive, please read up on the side effects on the page.

Please read

How to use Progesterone Cream -

Estrogen Dominance -

Peri-Menopause -

Contraceptives -

Vitamin D Council -

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