I have been given Progesterone 200MG capsules to take twice a day for 7 days. This is suppose to help me shed the lining in my uterus (start my period). I am 54 and thought I was done with periods until I got a light one last month. Ultrasound, endometrial biopsy, and other exams were normal. My question is how is it determined how much progesterone to prescribe to each individual woman? Dizzy and drowsy are my side effects for about 40 minutes. I don't feel it at night but I sure do during the AM hours that I take it.View Thread
Thank you Dr. Minkin! I will keep Aygestin in mind. Just to answer your question, I am not overweight. I eat healthy and exercise except for the last year I have not had much energy to exercise. The endometrial biopsy was done 2 weeks ago, which was normal. Either way I have seen another ob-gyn and has ordered a thyroid ultrasound and lab work. I will also be receiving a kit to test for hormone levels. It's early in the game to say "400mg of Progesterone per day was an overkill" but I really believe it was. I took 5 pills (1000mg total) in 2 1/2 days and stopped there.View Thread
Is a missed period of 1 whole year considered an "irregular cycle" of peri-menopause? Without checking for hormonal levels, he said I was producing some estrogen (endometrial lining is at 1.28cm) and not enough progesterone to shed it. I am looking to have a work up to consider Bioidentical Hormone Treatment. I am interested in your response! Thank you!View Thread
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