How I discovered the wrong level!
I'm 46 years old, I've been suffering a sudden onset of pannic attacks for about 8 months that I was able to link directly to the 14 days before my period. My periods stopped for 3 months guess what? So did the panic attacks.
I was advised by my Doc to try Cognitive Bahavioural Therapy and so I did. It didn't do anything - but then again I knew it wasn't in my head, I could feel that my body was just.. well .. not right? Consulted the Doc again who took bloods and confirmed that I had high Oestrogen. The solution is anti-depressents she said. I wasn't convinced it was so I found a specialist who gave me Biodentical 100mg Progesterone Tablets.
The effect was awful, day one was fine but by day 2 and 3 I was so anxious that I didn't want to leave the house (I did as I'm not giving into this!). I called the specialist (as she asked) and told her. She said (quite abruptly) it was all psychosomatic and at that point I just cried. Until I came home and saw on your website that Oestrogen Dominant folks when taking Progesterone can get worse as the Oestrogen receptors are stimulated... and that it will level out. I've still not managed to work out how to take Progesterone but THANK YOU for the data on your site as I can't tell you how upset and utterly hopeless I felt and I'm just not that type of person. I'm taking a few days to work out another strategy (diet, as I'm overweight would be a good start) and hopefully find a way to start on the Progesterone. THANK YOU again.