Am I taking too much progesterone?
(San Diego, CA)
I have written before and I am very thankful for your website. During a five year terrible funk of not seeing the point in life I tried every alternative to get better: therapy, meditation, yoga, breathing, EFT, acupuncture, massage, supplements, drugs, out-patient psychiatry,a physical move; you name it I tried it.
Finally I found progesterone (topical cream) and I felt like I had found my life again. I met new friends, hobbies, activities and so on. I kept saying to myself that I felt normal again. This went on for almost 1.5 years then starting in March this year I could feel myself falling back into the gloom and along came the anxiety, irritability, impatience, terrible mood swings, crying easily, lack of sleep, lack of interest, depression, etc. It just happened to coincide with the gloomy weather. We live in Southern California and it used to be "june " gloom in June and now it has started in March. I always know that it will turn sunny later but somehow it does not help me with the mornings and I just dread getting up.
I felt that it was my hormones again and had a saliva test done and the results came back showing >2000pg. I am under the care of a kinesiologist and he has suggested that I cut back on the progesterone. He also put me on some supplements to help with the anxiety and sleep disturbance.
He feels that I am not metabolizing my hormones and they are out of balance yet from what I read on this site my symptoms seem to indicate that I am not using enough progesterone cream. Can you shed any lite on this? I am really struggling.