Low levels of estrogen and progesterone
I am 50 years old and have suffered from unbalanced hormones for 25 years. I was given an IUD in the spring of 1985 within about 1-2 months I started feeling different all over. I was bloated, irritable, weight gain, not sleeping properly etc.
This went on for about a year. The Dr. said that it was PMS I finally decided to have the IUD removed. It was then discovered that the IUD had moved and had gone into my uterus. It was removed and it was like a light was turned off I had my life back I couldn't believe it. But 8 days later the light was shut off again and I was on a roller coaster ride of my life. I was put on antidepressants, sleeping aids, nerve pills, etc. No one would listen to my story.
In 1990 I had a hysterectomy (ovaries still attached) I then suffered from terrible anxiety. I was put on 200 mg of Imipramine. Which I have managed to decrease to 50mg. I have been on estrogel for about 2 years. I still do not feel good and recently after complaining again about all of my problems the Dr. finally tested my progesterone & estrogen. The test come back low in both even though I am on estrogel. Please help what do I do? Is it progesterone I need or the two together?