Desperate for Help, Feel Awful During Follicular Phase
I have had a very long and debilitating illness diagnosed as CFS, Fibro and MCS.
I react to everything, even foods.
Here is the interesting part, my symptoms ARE ALWAY worse and flare during the first half of my cycle, so days 1-14. The further into the 14 days the worse it gets.
Pain, anxiety and panic, insomnia, fast heart beat, dizzy, nausea, agoraphobia, crying, depression, mania, low self worth, racing thoughts, negative thoughts, violent thoughts, anger, OCD (without compulsions), reactions to foods, supplements, etc - complete intolerance leaves me in a severe panic attack like reaction, weakness, severe weight loss, loss of muscle.
These are debilitating and getting worse after i had a chemical exposure and a virus months ago.
I have had benefit about 20 yrs ago when on progesterone cream, but I remember I had some trouble because I believe the dosage was too low.
I was getting estrogen dominance symptoms - night sweats, anxiety and panic, fatigue, PMS and really bad acne. I attributed it to the progesterone and quit.
Well, now I am in a complete mess.
I notice a real improvement in my symptoms as the period cycle progresses to the luteal phase - when progesterone is high. It's almost like by body goes into a complete meltdown in the first half of my cycle - and this is EVERY SINGLE CYCLE LIKE CLOCKWORK.
Any suggestions, since I am SOOOOOO sensitive to everything under the sun and have violent reactions to a large majority of things.
I would love to start high dose Progesterone cream, and have just purchased 3 bottles from you (giving some to my mom), but I am very afraid given the massive instability of my nervous system.
Any feedback would be really really appreciated.