Progesterone cream is helping my anxiety.
(Upstate, New York)
8 weeks after I had my second child, he began having blood in his stool due to a proposed cow's milk allergy through my breast milk. This event triggered my own anxiety levels to rise, which almost made me unable to care for my children on a daily basis.
My Ob/gyn put me on sertraline, which helped considerably. However, I have never been interested in using medications for a long term, so I stopped and was ok for a while. In the mean time I found a new primary care physician who actually promotes alternative practices, and uses homeopathy. My anxiety was returning and when I went in and explained that my symptoms worsened over the course of the month, along with my menstrual cycle, she immediately thought of low progesterone levels.
She recommended I try a cream. I have only been using it for 2 months now, but I do notice that it takes the edge off. I also take an herbal remedy for anxiety. It has not had the same effect as the sertaline, but I am able to feel sad, without having it overcome my whole life.
Prescription meds do not give you that option. They just turn off that emotion completely.