When do I take a break in the therapy

by Carmen
(California)

I am trying to conceive, and using your advice for the first time during this cycle. I noticed that my leutal phase was consistently 10-11 days, and so I started using the progesterone cream at 40mg/day four months ago. After three months on that dose I didn't see any improvement (actually, spotting was worse, and started right after ovulation). I went back to the drawing board and found your site, and this month I started using the cream at 200mg/day when two tests confirmed high LH. Now I am on day 13 of my leutal phase with no spotting, so I am pleased to see an improvement. (Thank You)

I have read through your articles a couple of times, and I'm sorry if I missed the place where you mention this, but I am wondering when to stop taking the cream? Will my period start while I take this dose? If I'm not getting a positive pregnancy test after a certain period of time should I stop the cream?

I have a second question, I have lived with migraines for 20 years, and a couple of years ago I decided to stop perusing relief, because none of the many therapies I tried were either useful, or worth the side-effects. I almost always get a pretty bad migraine in the PMS phase, and I did get one about four days ago, which would have been my PMS window before the Progesterone Therapy. Do you recommend a higher dose for people with Migraine?

Finally, I had pre-eclampsia with both of my previous pregnancies. As a matter-of-fact, my OBGYN told me after the birth of my second child that it was too dangerous for me to ever have any more children, and for a whole decade that remark scarred me off of having more children. I guess I got over that because I am here trying to have a third child, despite the risk of pre-eclampsia for me being higher. Does that elevated risk effect the dose you recommend? I saw that you said to continue the therapy if there is a risk of pre-eclampsia, but I wasn't sure if that also effects recommended dose.

I am very grateful just for the extension in my leutal phase, and I thank you for your site. Cheers, Carmen

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Jul 17, 2019
When do I take a break
by: Justine

Hello Carmen,

Thank you for your kind comments, we are so glad this site has been helpful to you.
Sadly the creator and chief consultant has passed away, leaving the information on this site as her legacy.

Please read these pages as they should provide you with the answers you are looking for:

FAQ conception

Progesterone and conception

Migraine treatment

Menstruation cycle

How to use progesterone cream

Estrogen dominance

Pregnancy problems

Wishing you all the best!
Justine

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