Awful time, can anyone relate?

by Leonie
(London)

I've had an awful time coming off the depo injection which I was on for 8-9 years. I'm only 27 and since coming off a year ago I still haven't had a period. What I have had is a long list of symptoms which have made my life a living hell. I started experiencing a horrible and constant dizziness, then shortness of breath and palpitations which lead to panic attacks.

At that time I didn't put two and two together and even think it was hormone related. I went for countless blood tests but nothing was coming up except for a raised ESR, raised CRP and low vitamin D. My doctor eventually said I had a mental illness and gave me anxiety medication but I knew something was not right. Time passed and still the symptoms remained. I started having blood sugar problems, reactive hypoglycemia. I would eat food and then a couple hours later I would get the shakes and need to have some sugar, it was a viscous cycle.

I also started getting awful headaches everyday that painkillers did not ease. Still no period, still no help from the doctors. Apparently its normal to not have a period for so long after the depo. My breasts were always hurting and I always felt on edge, work was such a struggle with the dizziness I would come home in tears. My head just felt fuzzy and not right. Only about a month ago, after a particularly bad few weeks did it come to a head, I kept getting hot flushes and dizziness was worse than ever, I was so moody and it occurred to me that it felt a bit like pms. It passed and I had a few days relief but it did start creeping back, I started thinking back (this had been going on for 9 months) that there did seem to be a pattern.

I did my research and came across progesterone deficiency. I have since put myself on a protocol which is helping but I'm waiting for my hormone cream to come from USA. But for the first time in ages i'm hopeful. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

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Feb 10, 2016
can anyone relate?
by: Rachel

Do you mean you've waiting for Natpro to come from the US? There are UK Natpro retailers if that's where you are.

Feb 10, 2016
Symptoms
by: Anonymous

I feel for you. I have the shortness of breath, anxiety, depression, and panic at times. The dizziness just started and it's awful. Have you found anything that has helped when you get short of breath? That symptom alone causes me to panic :( I'm new to starting the progesterone cream so my symptoms are still here. In hoping with time, I will feel better. Hang in there, I totally understand how bad this is.

Feb 18, 2016
Dizzy
by: Anonymous

Rachel, I would have ordered the Natpro from the UK but there is none in stock at the moment, so I've ordered a recommended brand from the USA.
I have found that taking the vitamin D and magnesium has helped with the shortness of breath, that's almost under control but I still have the dreaded dizziness. I've also found Maca root is helping, I've finally had a period for the first time in over a year. It must be doing something good for me. Its nice to finally talk to people going through the same things, its been the worst time in my life. Hang in there too hun x

Feb 18, 2016
Dizzy
by: Leonie

Rachel, I would have ordered the Natpro from the UK but there is none in stock at the moment, so I've ordered a recommended brand from the USA.
I have found that taking the vitamin D and magnesium has helped with the shortness of breath, that's almost under control but I still have the dreaded dizziness. I've also found Maca root is helping, I've finally had a period for the first time in over a year. It must be doing something good for me. Its nice to finally talk to people going through the same things, its been the worst time in my life. Hang in there too hun x

Mar 31, 2016
BAD TIME
by: CASSIE

I WONDER HOW YOU'VE BEEN DOING AND IF YOU HAVE STARTED THE PROGESTERONE CREAM YET?

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