40 and Feeling Terrible

by Susie
(Dubuque IA USA)

I am 40 years old and suspect I could be lacking progestrone due to several symptoms such as anxiety, depression, fatique and 2 day mense. However, I do not have weight gain.

Is that an essential symptom for low progestrone? I have asked my doctor and she said my symptoms are all hormonal related and gave me a prescription for zoloft. She refused to test my hormone levels. Do you feel I could benefit from progestrone cream?

Thanks and look forward to hearing from you. SE

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Jul 30, 2011
40 and feeling terrible
by: Anonymous

Hi, I read your post and think you should talk to a different doctor or as I did a great nurse practitioner. I was helped so much by getting my levels to where they should be. I used the cream and it helped with all the above symptoms. If you don't get the right answers from your current Dr I would check out someone else for sure!. Good luck:)!.

Aug 03, 2011
40 and Feeling Terrible
by: Wray

Hi Susie Your symptoms do point to low progesterone. I find it extraordinary that your doctor says your problems are hormonal, but refuses to test them, and then offers you an antidepressant! If you should consider using progesterone, I recommend 100-200mg, or more if symptoms are severe. Before starting it please read our page on Oestrogen Dominance as this can occur. I would suggest you have a vitamin D test done too, as the symptoms could also be caused by a lack of this nutrient. Interestingly a lack of vitamin D reduces the benefits of progesterone. For more info please see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospitalwebsites. We do have two pages you could look at for more info, How to use progesterone cream and Peri-menopause. Although you are young for P-M, it will give you some idea of the next phase in your life. Take care Wray


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