I need help on what to do on no progesterone break days!......
I'm 43 yrs old with a history of hormone imbalance, depression and anxiety since I was 13 yea old. I was told It was a normal puberty thing in my teens. In my 20's I was put on birth control to regulate cycles and told I had poly cystic ovaries. After getting married and trying to concieve I was put on provera and chlomid, only to miscarry multiple times. I lost both tubes through ectopic pregnancies. moved on to IVF and successfully had children, yet hormone hell continues.
my gallbladder was removed at 32 yrs old. In the mean time my depression/anxiety spiraled and I was put on Zoloft which helped but killed my sex drive and gained 15 lbs. So weaned off of that after 4 yrs.
a year ago I began to have panic attacks to the point I could not leave my house. And even at home I felt doom and gloom. Back on lexapro which made anxiety worse. Off of meds again and since then been trying to find alternative way to feel better.
I have not had a normal period for 2 months only light spotting. My hair began shedding, short term memory loss, couldn't finish sentences, hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia. all this has been intensifying over the last 6 weeks. Than I finally found natural progesterone cream.
The first application was nothing short of a miracle. All symptoms stopped!! The relief I had from anxiety was a godsend!
Now my concern:
I took it for 21 days non stop. I ovulated while taking it about 10 days ago. I stopped taking it 2 days ago since John Lee recommend not taking it for more thn 3 wks with out a week break. My anxiety and insomnia has returned. My period is not coming for another 4 or more days. What should I do, go back on cream till period begins? Wouldn't that delay bleeding? Is it okay to take longer than 3 wks ?
I'm so glad to find this forum. Thankyou in advance for your advice.