On a healing path...
I am 37 years old, married with three children.
The dramatic part of my story starts about two and a half years ago when I stopped eating sugar and started eating a vary balanced diet. (Trim Healthy Mama). I lost some of my stubborn belly weight right away, and in my healing from a sugar addiction I found I had a vitamin D deficiency and I was deficient in progesterone as well. I saw a doctor who prescribed bio-identical progesterone cream and Vit. D 5000IU. I was also testing out my need for testosterone, as I have no sex drive.
I almost no time at all I was unexpectedly pregnant. I was shocked and sad (but happy for new life). I knew that this would be a difficult pregnancy. I had miscarried 3 babies between my first and second child. I notified my doctor and she increased my progesterone to 200mg daily to prevent miscarriage.
I had a pretty great pregnancy, with very ideal weight gain and a perfect labor and delivery.
When my baby turned about 2 months old I began having some very serious depression symptoms. They became worse, and even though I was still using 200mg of progesterone and Vit. D I was not healing. I had suicidal thoughts and sought out the help of a therapist. My doctor wanted to prescribe anti-depressants, so I tried one with a horrible outcome. I struggled with strange symptoms on top of my depression, little painful bumps all over my legs, rear and backs of my arms. Pain and nausea in my stomach and some mild anxiety attacks. Slowly... slowly I got somewhat better.
Each time my baby dropped one nursing a day I relapsed a little and then became stronger and felt better.
Now my baby is one year old and weaned and I'm still feeling low. I'm not myself.
I'm hoping to learn more about bio-identical hormones and supplements that I might be deficient in to keep healing and become the woman I know I am inside.
Thanks for reading.