Do I need progesterone?
I am 25 years old. For many years I was on birth control. However, I started having constant yeast infections and had vaginal pain that made sex completely unpleasurable.
I did a lot of research about candida and vaginitis. I did everything I could, probiotics, garlic, yogurt, no laundry softner, mild soap, fungal cleanses, but to no avail, my vagina was in hell. Finally I decided to get off the birth control about 2 years ago. My vagina problems went away hallelujah! I did end up getting pregnant after a year with no birth control, but that's ok, I love my son to pieces, just no more accidents!
My period has always been regular. However, I have horrible pms, in fact I believe I have pmdd. Two weeks before my period I start feeling on edge, I get really bitchy and have horrible self deprecating thoughts. I feel completely out of control. I also usually have slight "yeast" symptoms for like a week or so before I bleed, but they go away once my period starts, along with the hopeless, awful feelings. For a long time I took gaba to help with this time of the month, but it's gotten really bad and I did some reading and realize it's probably too much estrogen and I need to balance my hormones before I go off the deep end.
So I bought some progesterone cream. I took a little and I haven't been feeling as on edge. I still feel a little depressed and now it seems I'm having trouble sleeping. Should I take more through out the day? That is what you seem to tell everyone else on this site...