Awful time, can anyone relate?
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?