I NEED HELP!
I turned 38 years old in May 2010. For quite a while now I have been feeling so tired, depressed, irritable, and can break down and cry every day! I also have acne and can't stay asleep. I go to bed during the week at about 9:30 and by 2 am or so I am awake.
Unfortunately I start work at 6:30 am 4x a week and have to be up by at least 4:45 am. By the time 4:45 rolls around I am so exhausted from tossing and turning since 2 am. I feel like I am going to have a total meltdown. I went to the Dr. for this in May 2010 and she had lab work ordered. She never said anything about my progesterone level when I went back for a follow up. I just had more blood work done again last month (Sept. 2010) and she says that my progesterone level is less than .5 and that it was 3.4 in May 2010. I had the blood work done again because in Aug 2010 my period was three days late and in Sept. 2010 it was almost two weeks late. My period has always been every 28 days like clockwork sometimes coming a couple of days early but never late.
I have a prescription for progesterone that I am supposed to pick up today but I am terrified to take anything synthetic. How can I tell if the prescription is natural or synthetic? I called the compounding pharmacy and she said it is natural and said something about yam? I am so distrustful of pharmacists and doctors. They want everyone to be on drugs! I also couldn't really understand the pharmacist's English. I'm going to call my Dr. back but I hoped you could give me some input.