Making progess but some depression now
I have been having some success with using 400mg of progesterone for my severe anxiety, pnd and pms (see my posts Severe PND and anxiety and PMS and Anyone else out there dealing with postpartum issues). I noticed a difference when I started applying it to my wrists, face, and neck rather than my inner thighs and silly me, I was applying it to my inner arm by my armpit which know is not a good spot. This was probably a cause of some of the relapses I had last month. Live and learn. Since I am using so much cream, I try to rotate which wrist to elbow I use and then use it at night on my face and neck. Can I put it on my palms of my hands too?
One thing that I have noticed is a very strong depression feeling (I am noticing it now that my anxiety is diminished). It is a feeling I have in my gut, like a pit in my stomach and I have very little apeptite. I want to be out and with people so I wonder if it is truly depression? I do have a loneliness feeling though as well which makes me think that it is depression. I exercise 4 days a week now and have no problems getting out of bed. I am wondering if I need to increase my progesterone even more? Also, I have been doing research on the gut being the second brain and I wonder if maybe I have yeast or something that is causing this depression feeling in my stomach? I take 400mg of 5htp too and I think I am going on a yeast cleanse. I also take many more supplements including vit D, etc. Wray, how much progesterone and for how long at that amount did it take for your depression to go away? Do you or have you heard of this "gut feeling" that I am describing?