I am a 51 year old woman who has suffered with heavy, heavy bleeding due to fibroids. My choice was not to have a hysterectomy just didn't want surgery, and then entering into menopause wanted nature to take its course. Prescribed Otho took for several months no help. 2 shots over a two month period of Lupron Deposit still no help. With Lupron it did jump start menopausal symptoms and combination of that with my monthly cycle made me feel much much worse. Then UFE procedure which I thought was my fix again no help. GYN prescribed 200mg of Progesterone and have been taking for almost 3 weeks. No I have to say I haven't felt this good in nearly 5 years. It has helped my menopausal symptoms for sure. All gone are the foggy head, joint pains, acne, depression, and insomnia. In this short time since on Progesterone I have lost a few pounds which is GREAT!! Question is how long can I take safely and if /when I stop will my period and menopausal symptoms return??
Have you found out any info regarding this? I'm having the same thing. Have seen a few drs with no help. One put me on estrogen then another added the progesterone but no one has even done blood work! I'm having such horrible hot flashes I can't leave the house. I sweat even in the shower, cold shower as amazing as that sounds. I hear Suzanne Sommers talk about it all the time & she doesn't seem to fear recurrence of cancer. My mom had ovarian cancer & I guess I'm petrified of any kind. Please respond if you've received any advice. In regards to the hot flashes, no I can't take off anymore clothes. If one more dr tell me that I think I'll cry. The rest of the symptoms are almost as bad as well. Thanks for any help!
Great that the progesterone is working for you. Progesterone will not reduce the fibroids but it will help with the bleeding and the hormonal symptoms the fibroids are causing. As you are approaching menopause you may be able to safely take progesterone until menopause is complete and your periods have stopped - you should discuss this with your doctor.
- Progesterone Information for Consumers
- Progesterone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Progesterone (detailed)
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