Progesterone and Graves Disease/Hyperthyroid
Hello-I was wondering if you could give me some information about how progesterone would affect my condition of Graves Disease, which is hyperthyroid. I started taking a natural progesterone cream about 4 days ago and it is making my hyperthyroid symptoms worse. I have read that this is because progesterone wakes up they thyroid receptors, making thyroid hormone work better. Well, already having too much because of the autoimmune disease, I think that it is making my condition worse. Have you heard of anyone who has this condition successfully taking progesterone? Is this side effect only temporary or permanent? I am 43 years old and have had horrible PMS since the Graves disease and I am fairly certain that my progesterone is low. I have started having night sweats and feeling hot, as well as hair falling out, facial hair on chin and heart palpitations. Please let me know if the higher thyroid function is temporary and if it will make my autoimmune thyroid condition better or worse?