Progesterone and back pain
(Capistrano Beach, CA)
I have been on oral compounded progesterone for about 5 years. In the past I have taken 100 mg at night. I have had really bad PMS and sleeping problems lately (I am 45 1/2) and so I decided, after some research, to increase my dose to 200 mg and I am also using some health food store progesterone cream in the AM. Mentally, I feel better but my back is feeling like it does the week before my period, maybe even worse and I am on day 7 or 8 of my cycle. What happens to muscles with higher doses of progesterone? I am in decent shape. I do pilates or walk every day.
I love the mental change but I am concerned about the physical change. I cannot live with this constant back pain/weakness. Do you have any advice?