Post Menopause Downhill Slide
I am 61, 11 years post menopause and have tried many brands of progesterone cream over the years but have not noticed any changes good or bad. I began to seek natural health when beginning menopause because I didn't want to 'do the drugs' associated with it. However, after spending thousands of dollars on supplements of every sort I am still feeling very tired, moody, severely depressed, apathetic, easily irritated and upset, gotten more obese 230lbs at last check, can't lose weight, thinning hair on head, more hair on face plus prone to acne used to have it a lot and was on tetracycline for years, insomnia now on xanax to sleep because nothing natural worked and I take the xanax sometimes for anxiety and panic. I don't like taking drugs at all, but I reached the end of my rope. I do eat very healthy tho, clean fresh whole foods most of the time, low sugar/starches, fermented foods, etc. Exercise is about impossible with no energy however. I've recently finally found a M.D. who specializes in alternative medicine who put me on 200mg oral progesterone, which I've taken for about two weeks now with no effects good or bad, not even sedation was hoping it would help with insomnia. Anyhow, I had this doc do a complete thyroid panel beyond what 'regular' docs usually test and it still came back 'normal'. But I think my thyroid and adrenals are sputtering due to chronic stress. I think I am probably Estrogen Dominant too because of having so much fat on me in addition to all the chemical estrogen in the environment. I am hoping that progesterone will help me once I figure out my ideal dosage and delivery method! This site, which I came across only yesterday, has given me HOPE again! Got lots of reading to do here! THANK YOU SO MUCH!