Estrogen Dominance Relapse - What to do?
I'm estrogen sensitive and could not take the pill because of the extreme side effects (anger, anxiety and enlarged breasts. My body has always produced a minimal amount of progesterone and I had to supplement progesterone pills to maintain my 3 pregnancies.
Eight years after my last pregnancy, I began using progesterone cream. Last February, after the first month of high dosing, I dropped 17 pounds, breasts became smaller and less tender, and my anxiety disappeared. After about three months, I tried to reduce my dosage. Apparently not slowly enough because twice I have had the weight begin to creep up, water retention, anxiety, and enlarged tender breasts. Now 13 months later, all the original symptoms are back and I'm at a complete loss with what to do. I currently go through 2 tubes a month and take every supplement possible to help fight my estrogen dominance. I go through periods (a couple months to sometimes one week) where everything is normal again; weight is down and I'm not aware of my breasts at all and then suddenly in a 24 - 48 hour time period my breasts have swollen and hurt and my weight has gone up 5 pounds.
Anybody else have this problem? I'm loosing my mind!