Please help me out hormone problems
Hi Wray, my name is Christopher male 28 uk. I really need some help I am totally stuck. This is a horrible story so here goes.
About 2003 I was doing some weight training products (legal) and had some stress, I pushed myself too far. I noticed just before I had what seems to be an adrenal crash a real increase in estrogen feeling. Suddenly my hormones shot everywhere and I had this full feeling in my breast, like ducts were full, I was jumpy, full of adrenalin and couldn't sleep.
Things really started improved just the ducts were emptying and I got less jumpy, symptoms imroved until I used a shampoo called Nizoral which has hormonal effects on estrogen and testosterone (I read after). Suddenly all my recovery was lost, libido loss, hot tingling, tense could not sleep, I panicked and started buying natural anti estrogen. They helped for a few days but suddenly they caused a massive flow of uncomfortable almost adrenalin feeling, very extreme, I panicked more and more. Suddenly the odd feeling in my breast got worse and worse, the more I tried to fix it the worse it got. I asked my Dr and he slammed his hand on the table and said "there is nothing wrong with you", I got referred to a physiologist who also said I was mentally fine, my Dr didn't care though.
I decided to battle on alone, but everything I tried mainly nutural anti-estrogens and testerone boaster caused more build up in the breast area and suddenly I had a tightness in the throat.
After this I saw more Drs who again ignored the breast problems and then said the tightness in the throat didn't make sense.
It became apparent to me that the problem must be the thyroid. I bought some nutural thyroid products and sure enough it got a reaction. I soon learnt however that no thyroid product could help, most reactions were negative, no matter how I push the thyroid it just caused a horrible reaction. I was so desperate by now I just keep pushing the thyroid hoping eventually I turn the corner. Eventually I pushed things too far and I caused an adrenal crash in 2005. From here I still had the full breast feeling but suddenly I had probably caused a thyroid upset and badly knocked my adrenl gland. I got extremely wired, I reacted negatively to everything, I was totally stuck now.
Nothing has changed since for 5 years I've been stuck. Everyday I am totally wired, my thyroid did swell. I have been on extrme detox, adrenal support problems, some dr's have tried to help but nothing worked. The only slight relief I got was from a cortisol blocker, which took the edge off the tension (even though my costirol has not been high, more high normal).
The only product that really really helped was agnus castus, some how it started to get the thyroid working, the full duct feeling in my breasts started to reverse, everyday I improved, it seemed to inhibit the adrenalin rush feeling. It couldn't get rid of the tighness in the throat feeling but it was slightly bit by bit. One day it just stopped working, like my body had found it out. Just before it stopped working I was getting estrogen reactions e.g. reacting to chemicals.
My blood tests have been almost perfect which is so unbelievably frustrating:
Testosterone 350, 1107 (400-1200) low
Estradiol 0.1, 0.3 (0.5 to1.5) low
Cortisol morning 5.7 (3-8) normal
Cortisol night 0.1, 0.3 (0.5-1.5) low
Progesterone 10 (25-100) low
DHEA 3.5 range (3-10) normal
Adrenalin 35 and 59 range (35-165)
Nor-adrenaline 401 and 469 range (165-469)
TSH 1.7. 1.1, 2.2 range (0.4- 4.0)
Prolactin 250 range (53-360) high
Some electronic hormone tests have shown imbalances on: Estrogen, Progesterone, oxytocin, prolactin, noradrenalin.
The best system tests have show: adrenalin, noradrenalin (always unbalanced), but only sometimes showed progesterone and estrgoen unbalanced.
I know this is long but I really feel I don't have an adrenal or thyroid problem, more that I'm stuck in a cycle feedback loops, e.g. pregesterone get me wired, and dhea gets me wired and I get loads of side effects.
I tried your progesterone starting last week I am getting an impact in the breast area, but I'm so overwelmed with symptoms, I don't feel its able to control the thyroid swelling and hyper feeling. When I upped the dose I get too much cortisol it feels sometimes I need a cortisol blocker just to take the edge off. Since I had the adrenal crash 2005 the side effects get so extreme that it appears to force my adrnealin/cortisol up and in turn my throid swells more, my breast gets more full.
I tried half a teaspoon in the morning and and evening I did ok, I got a really good reaction Thursday morning but it felt like my body overwehelmed it and counter acted with more hyperactivity and thyroid swelling, I tried upping the dose couldn't sleep, totally wired again. I was worried that I was just upping my cortisol with too much progesterone.
Does my problem sound like estrogen dominance? Even though estrogen has not shown to be high (it feels sky high), I can't believe I'm so wired and thyorid problems yet blood/saliva tests show almost nothing.
I've been on an intensive vitamin program and can say I got zero benifit even after a year of vit c, b's, b12, Vit E, DIM, TMG.
I hope you don't mind reading this, I've reached the bottom this year, I worked so hard to get better and I keep losing, I could really use your advice, thanks.