Period ending used to mean relief, not anymore, what is happening?
I get such comfort from the responses I get from all of you wonderful ladies, I have another question that I hope you can help me with.
I am in perimenopause and up until a few months ago very regular on my cycles. Now I am getting a light cycle every 2 weeks that is lasting 7 days. I used to look forward to the end of my period as it used to mean I would feel better and perk up for at least a few days. That is not happening anymore. The 6th day of my cycle is now bringing horrible severe depression, nausea, vomiting, no appetite(like morning sickness) anxiety and sad sad feelings that make me cry something terrible and have no desire to get out of the house. The next few days are just blah and I am crawling out of the severe day I had until I perk up around the 9th day.
Im new to using the progesterone cream (2 weeks) and have upped my dose to 200mg and continued to use thru my cycle. I tried using more on the horrible days this past cycle, but more made me so sleepy and I have a toddler to take care of so I didn't increase the dose past 200. I used Bach rescue remedy which helped with the anxiety but did nothing for the sadness, depression, nausea and crying. I am taking 6000 iu's of Vitamin D and good vitamins and supportive supplements such as magnesium and selenium.
Any clue as to what is bringing these symptoms on at the 6th day near the END of my cycle? As I mentioned, the end of my cycle used to mean relief. I am scratching my head as to what has changed. Today on day 7, depression has lifted but the light anxiety and nausea are lingering just like the 7th day of my last cycle.
Any insight would be greatly appreicated.