Dizziness/low blood pressure & hypoglycemia after childbirth
I'm 31 years old and have a 4 year old daughter. After reading your site, I've realized that I've probably always suffered from progesterone deficiency.From my very 1st period, my cycles have caused me migraines, very heavy bleeding, nausea, vomiting, bloating and cysts in both my breasts and my ovaries. When I was 16, my Obgyn put me on Ortho Tri-cyclen to "help" my symptoms. I still suffered all of my symptoms but I continued on the pill, eventually switching to Mircette, for 10 years. When I went off the pill, I had a difficult time getting pregnant. My doctor tested my hormone levels and said I had zero progesterone in my body and that I would probably have to undergo fertility treatments. I decided to wait on the pharmaceuticals and actually ended up getting pregnant just 2 months later. Although I did carry to term and have a beautiful daughter, my pregnancy was awful!! I bled frequently and had to be hospitalized several times for severe morning sickness through my 22nd week of pregnancy.
After birth, I bled very heavily. I was unable to produce milk and my periods were frequent and heavy. Within a few days of childbirth I was a terrible emotional wreck: crying, anxiety, insomnia. My doctor said it was the baby blues and told me to wait it out. Eventually I became weak, emotionally and physically and began to develop a constant dizziness. I've been tested for everything in regards to the dizziness and everything checks out except for low blood pressure and just recently low blood sugar, (which I had never had an issue with before!) My doctor also prescribed me Hydrocortisone for low adrenal function, which he thinks may be caused by low progesterone) This past year I also had a trip to the ER for a fast heart rate, and which I am now on Beta Blockers. I also had a breast biopsy this year for a suspicious cyst, which ended up being negative.
Im sorry for the long story but I have felt like a crazy person since the birth of my child. Does this sound like Progesterone Deficiency to you? Do you think I can ever feel like a normal person again? Thank you for your time.