Post menopause, could I need progesterone?
by Barbara Hicks
I’m a 65 yr old female. My daughter is concerned that Progesterone may be my problem. She has received a lot of help here and even her doctor is starting to listen. So at her recommendation I’m trying and I hope that it can help me. I took the test you have on the home page an scored 53 but I know other things can cause that.
At around 22 or 23 I started having panic attacks. I had started taking birth control pills a year or so before. I was put on medication for the attacks and I improved but I had them periodically from that point on. Later I blamed low blood sugar and couldn’t understand why eating didn’t help.
I’ve had depression, panic attacks, low thyroid, breast cancer, mild MS, brown spots that started too early to be age related. Bloody spots on my arms with the smallest bump. I do what I call checking out, when I can’t handle things. I’m in a fog, not really here but gone none the less. Those times I can’t really think clearly, have terrible short term memory lost. I blame that on MS but my MS is not progressing an my Neuro released me. I can’t handle heat and that could be MS but in my case I retain fluid instead of the usual MS symptoms. And last but certainly not least I’ve tested low D3 and B12. I take pills for the d3 and shots for the b12. I went completely through menopause in my mid forties. My life at that time was out of control so I couldn’t blame what I was feeling on anything other than my life.
Now I have no energy and tire way too easily. I can’t handle stress at all without my heart pounding and this fog dropping over me. My panic attacks got so bad at one point I had to quit driving in heavy traffic or on freeways. Some days I can do that now.
I see that above I listed breast cancer almost as an after thought and I know its not. I took Tamoxifen for two years and Arimidex for three. I had radiation but not chemo. The drugs took their toll on me. I developed osteoporosis but that is reversing now I think. I’ve been off those for about two years.
Today my blood pressure is fine 119/66, my heat beat is low but okay at 56. I feel numb all over, my face and feet are the worst. My eye lids, my face feels swelled and water logged. I’m foggy, heavy, light headed and tired.
I am on a pill for my blood pressure, a water pill and a thyroid pill.
Any help you can give me will certainly be appreciated. Thank you.