I got anxiety after using bioidentical progesterone & estrogen
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)
I'm 49 years old. 2 yrs. ago (2009) I started using progesterone and estrogen. A lady who sells these creams gave me instructions on how to use them and I started having a lot of anxiety and difficulty breathing.
I kept using them not relating these to the creams. 2 weeks ago I did a saliva test and the levels of these hormones are elevated and the test results say that excess of these hormones creates anxiety, depression, mood swings and cognitive changes, etc. The doctor said they lodge in the fatty tissue and trickle to the blood stream. I stopped them but I'm having horrible anxiety, depression and hot flushes. They also affected my thyroid (Hashimoto's) date coincident when I started using them and elevated my cortisol levels too.
Do you know of a way to get rid of these excess hormones? I was already post-menopausal since 2005 and I've been using them since then a little bit here and there to calm hot flushes and be able to sleep; but since I did her instructions (which were a lot of hormones) I got worse and I can't get rid of this anxiety. Would you let me know what can I do? Thank you.