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Oh how I wish I understood back when.
I "developed"early. In my teens and twenties especially, I was excitable,depressed,etc. I had somewhat irregular cycles, but went on to have seven children with my husband. Having gained much weight over time, I had some
spotting early on in a couple pregnancies and feared loss, but thank-you God all was ok.
After my third child, in my twenties, I had severe post-partum. I had some trouble coping each time, but this was bad. I wanted each child, and I loved being pregnant. This time, I thought I was going crazy and for years suffered the most terrible
panic attacks, thinking I would never be normal again. I discovered that estrogen dominance was a big part of my problem. Happy during pregnancy-hello-high progesterone time! PMS, emotional, angry, spotting, breakouts, hair loss-hello-high estrogen!
After birth, all that progesterone plumets to zero! Being very heavy does not help, estrogen is stored in your fat. Weight loss, exercise, vitamins and minerals and progesterone have made a very real difference to me. Also-Magnesium! 1,000 to 1,200mg each day, calms body and mind! It truly helps.
I see so many other women suffering from high estrogen, and they are unaware, it makes me want to cry. Women with infertility, repeat early pregnancy loss, relationships ruined because of erratic emotions, all could be prevented or helped if they only knew! It even contributes to insulin resistance and diabetis-I know many woman who suffer from all of the above. And my god, breast and "female" CANCERS! If you know woman suffering from any of these (who doesn't?) please tell them about real progesterone. Bio-identical. I could have been spared so much if only I had known.