Palpitations resolved from Progesterone cream
I am 38 years old and as far as I can remember have had palpitations. I had three successful pregnancies in my early twenties and had a tubal ligation at 24 because of my inability to be on birth control pills due to extreme symptoms. At the age of 26 my heart issues increased to the point of me needing an ablation for Supra Ventricular tachycardia. Since my surgery I have struggled with many other symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, brain fogginess, extreme weight gain, hair loss, and increased facial hair. I also had heavy bleeding during menstruation, passing of large blood clots and very bad cramping which led to a uterine ablation in 2012. My periods were always on the nose and I had no fertility issues or poly cystic ovaries. Thyroid issues and PCOS were ruled out since all of labs and tests that were done came back normal. In the back of my head and on numerous occasions I mentioned hormonal imbalance with my many Physicians but they always dismissed that possibility. I also continued having palpitations on a daily basis and out of the blue was diagnosed with Ventricular Tachycardia which resulted in second ablation in 2011. Since my second surgery I continued having many episodes of skipping heart beats and increased heart rate. I was at the point of not being able to take much more and my gynecologist wanted to do a hysterectomy because my heavy bleeding returned. I did not want that to be an option for me so I researched Progesterone cream and its benefits. I have now been using the cream twice a day about 1/2 teaspoon per application for three months straight. I am happy to say that my heavy bleeding and passing of blood clots is gone and I have much less cramping. Also, my palpitations and increased heart rate have almost disappeared! Since I was doing so well I thought I would try just applying the cream at the end of my cycle like suggested, but my palpitations returned within two days of me stopping the cream. I have also gained an additional 5 pounds since starting the cream which from what I read seems to be water. Will the water retention ever stop? I am also still very fatigued most of the time. I was wondering if it is okay for me to never take a break from the Progesterone cream or if I should increase the amount I use to decrease the symptoms I am still having? I am also interested to know if you have had strong evidence showing the decrease in palpitations with the use of Progesterone cream?