Adrenal Exhaustion, insomnia and stress since baby

Hello, my baby is 2 years now and after our very long delivery and a year of breast feeding and sleep deprivation I finally hit rock bottom. I had rage, depression, unable to sleep, couldn't handle any stress at all, anxiety etc etc. I'm doing better now after using nutritional balancing for my adrenals. I have now started using Progesterone cream for the past 5 days. I came across your website and have upped the dose from 20mg to 100mg. I was hoping it would help with my waking up at 3am every morning. It has made me very very tired and calm but my head is now pounding and I now wake up at 1am and then have a very restless time with wierd dreams until morning. I feel like I'm dragging my body around and I'm aching all over. I was hoping it was going to help my sleep not make it worse! What should I do? I'm scared to up the dose! Thanks L

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Mar 14, 2014
There is hope
by: Anonymous

Please get the book The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried. It is amazing. She is a physician who is very knowledgable about homeopathic remedies and bioidentical hormones. It sounds like your oestrogen dominant but I'm hesitant to diagnose you. I personally had to go up to 300mg before I got relief. Are you having regular periods? Are you symptomatic only leutal phase (mid month) to period? You need to track your symptoms.
Another excellent book I got on Amazon is Dr. Katharina Dalton's book, called Once A Month.. It is also very informative. The key for you and ALL women is KNOWLEDGE.
Dr Gottfried's homeopathic solution to increasing your progesterone level is Chasteberry 1,000mg with Vit C 750mg daily (Among other herbs, please get book and read) It may take 2 months for relief. Get Dr Gottfried's book . I think you will love it. Also Dr Dalton's book is very educational and also has advice as to how to use progesterone. Don't despair. There is hope:) do you live in So. Ca? I have a wonderful doctor who understands hioidenticals.
Blessings, Diane

Mar 14, 2014
stress since baby
by: Kelly

Hi. I am not an expert by no means but I would say you have only been on it 5 days. It has not built up in system yet. I would not increase. Your symptoms are from lack of progesterone. Your new ones are from using it. That is ALL normal. It will all go away and you will feel better then you have in a long time. It does work. You have to give it the time it needs. Be patient. It will be worth it.
Hope you feel better SOON. Please keep in touch!

Mar 17, 2014
Adrenal Exhaustion, insomnia and stress since baby
by: Carol K

Hi there

You may need to increase your Progesterone but as others have said, give it time or you can increase it a lot and then reduce when you are feeling better. Minimum amounts and suggestions can be found on this site.

Some ladies posted some very interesting information recently about taking salt/something sweet to help with sleep. Here is some information http://butterbeliever.com/how-to-fall-back-asleep/
but you can also Google it i.e. Salt and sleep.

I tried this on my husband using a salt and honey combination and he is sleeping better than he has done in years! Great for adrenal fatigue. It can't do any harm, so try it.

Mar 17, 2014
answers and questions
by: Anonymous

Hello thank you all for your comments and suggestions! After I wrote that I upped it to 200mg and started feeling loads better. My energy improved a lot! I came on my period on the Saturday and I felt really rough and sick but after I got over that initial roughness I have been feeling much better than usual. I will try and answer the questions.....

My energy is generally pretty bad all month but once I have ovulated I get big problems with blood sugar and feeling spacey and cant concentrate. I crash easily. My periods are pretty regular. I live in the UK. I will check out that book.

I can't believe all this time I have been suffering from low progesterone and my doctor didn't tell me/know/care. I have been through hell and back! All they could offer me was Prozac!!!

My energy has been a lot better since I upped the dose. Do I just take it in the luteal phase even though I constantly have adrenal problems? Will I be stuck on the cream forever? Will I keep on feeling better each month? Do I need to use the full amount each month or will I need to use less and less? Thank you so much in advance.



Mar 21, 2014
hello
by: Anonymous

hi I got an email saying I had a reply but there's nothing there???

Mar 05, 2015
Any updates
by: Anonymous

Hi, I'm completely new to this forum and idea of supplementing with progesterone. But your story is identical to mine (baby, lack of sleep, breastfeeding, adrenal exhaustion, waking up at night) and I'm wondering if you have any updates? Are you feeling better, did the progesterone help? What dose did you end up on?

Mar 09, 2015
hello
by: Anonymous

Hello. Progesterone was NOT the way forward for me. Its not good for adrenal exhaustion. It will make it worse. Its not the answer. You need to get to the root of it. 1 rest, 2 Mineral supplementation esp calcium and magnesium citrate, 3 iron, 4 red meat,5 detoxing, 6 meditation 7 lots of other stuff. It's been a long journey for me with hours of research, experimenting etc. If you tell me your email address I will give you more info x

Mar 20, 2015
Any updates
by: Anonymous

Hi, Yes thanks that would be great. My email address is mrsgrendus@hotmail.com

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