I feel like I'm losing my mind and my health is deteriorating.
I am 45 yrs old. Have been through the doctor turn stile. Nephorologists, Reumatologists, OB/gyn, Internists, you name it. I have been to naturopathic doctors and got more answers from them then any other doctor. But, the naturopath thought I had lyme disease and was put on certain medications. Some things were addressed as my adrenals were in crisis. I was taking a phospylated serine supplement for the high cortisol levels.
I have lost alot of weight because of the high cortisol levels and it is extremely hard to get this under control. I have since looked for a new doctor and she had some progesterone cream compounded at 5ml 1-12 and 10ml from day 13-21. I'm on a shorter cycle from a 28 day one. I started it and did find relief for the first 5 days and then today I woke up with huge and debilitating symptoms again. The doctor told me to stop the cortisol managing supplements and wonder if this is the cause?
My symptoms are extreme anxiety and extreme shakiness/tremors where it is hard to even walk normally. Almost as if I have mad cow disease. I try eating upon waking as it is sometimes hypoglycemic at times. It didn't seem to help much. I also put on 5ml of the progesterone. It helped a little but still crying and the anxiety is horrible. So I put another 5ml on and again, helped a little. I also took that Serine supplement and still not complete relief.
I sit here crying, shaking, my head hurts like a migraine, never had migraines before, low back pain, dizziness i am afraid to move about for fear of falling or passing out. That is how it feels anyways. I get migrating pains from knees to hands to ankles or back. I feel like I going to die. The fear is also intense. I am home alone for the majority of the time. My husband is home maybe 4 waking hours, I hate being alone. Why? Is this? I used to be so independent and self sufficient. I have no appetite and bouts of nausea. I force myself to eat and continue to lose weight. I am very thin by nature and any weight loss is dramatic.
I think I need mega doses of progesterone as this has cycled on and off for years until now where nothing seems to be helping me. Like another story, doctors just want to up my anti depressant. Aaarrggh! They think this is all mental, I try telling them it is chemical and physical as when it is controlled or subsided I feel like myself again. I never had anxiety, fear, and all these crazy emotions before.
How much should I take? How long before I see,some relief or improvements?
I only have enough,for a month and looks like that will be used up in half the time.I feel like I losing my mind! This is the worst thing to go through ever. I am home bound because I can't drive because of either the dizziness or the anxiety. This is not life, this is existing in a hell of sorts!
Please help, any advice would be most appreciated.
Oh, am I to start the cream on day 1 of first bleed? I just got the script on Feb. 20. My cycle was on Feb. 9th. I took 5ml for 5 days and today used 10ml as I was pretty bad this morning and still not right.
The direction on the cream say as follows.....
Apply 2 clicks (5ml) on days 1-12
Apply 4 clicks (10ml) on days 13-21
Assuming I stop for bleed