(Pretoria South Africa)
I'm 30 years old and I have 2 children aged 4 and 2 - since my 2nd son was born I gained a lot of weight gain and Extreme PMS symptoms. I went to a Medical doctor specialising in endocriniology. He diagnosed me with: prediabetes (was put on Glucopahage), Vit D deficiant (5000mg a day), Iron deficiant (Chelafer) and natural progesterone cream 20mg a day from day 14-28. I also have adrenal burnout (put me on a formula for that as well). I am also Factor 5 which means I have a blood clotting disorder.
Needles to say the PMS got worse after starting the progesterone cream - untill I read your site - I have increased the dose to 200mg a day from this month - but I am still having EXTREME PMS and Estrogen dominance symptoms. It is affecting my family - I have cried through the whole weekend....
My husband wants me to get on antidepressants ASAP - we just can not take it anymore... Should I ask my GP for a description for antidepressants to help me through this time or must I just push through? How long will can it take to feel better?
I am crying all the time. I am tired all the time. I am extremely irritated - I just can not cope anymore - I have 2 small children who needs me... And worse of all my husband thinks I'm not trying hard enough to loose weight and that is why Im feeling so bad. But I am just too tired to exercise...
I don't know what to do anymore - the doctors also imply that Im not trying hard enough and Im just so tired and depressed all the time. Thank you for your reply.