Question 1 1/2 months on progesterone for Wray, Joy, or anybody so inclined
I have been applying the cream for 1 1/2 months now. I started August 11th and had a very heavy cycle come on the 25th. It was more than welcomed as I usually have amenorrhea.
So here we are a month later and the past two days I have been waking up so fearful and anxious, as soon as my eyes open. Along with hot and cold flashes that I am not familiar with or accustomed to, that's very new to me.( new empathy gained today for those that do suffer with it) My feet feel so cold and I'm emotionally labile, crying about everything that touches my heart. Falling asleep has been an issue too. This morning was so bad I could not sit still, I applied an extra 200mg to my already 200mg dose,( yes, I'm the one who moaned about the high doses, I learned my lesson, foot in mouth) waited a while then took 1mg of Ativan. I would rather not use it but I felt it necessary.
Is this my period and or pms, since it is the same time as last month, trying to come through or do you see something else going on? Would this occur at 200mg daily? Should I stop the cream and begin to use it cyclically or wait another 2 months as directed for pcos and giving my system a rest?
I know we hear anxiety all the time, but I woke up completely and immediately disabled by fear.
So far besides the last two days, I have been a calmer person since starting the cream and thinking more positively. My vitamin d levels are good, I'm on a ketogenic diet, take a whole food vitamin and the antioxidants recommended here. The diet made ALL the difference in the world, so much so I feel I had no business starting the cream without changing my diet, the diet and cream work like synergy, imho.
BTW for Wray or anyone interested, I thought you may find this surprising, that's if you haven't heard already. I received an email back from Ray Peat a while ago, re mthfr, so pleasantly surprised he answers his emails, I admire his work, but disagree on things too, but I am not a doctor. I mentioned I am on high doses of a quality fish oil. He said fish oils are estrogenic and a thyroid antagonist, bad news, period. I was wondering if you or anyone else have heard about this? Is it a weak estrogenic, may be at certain doses?? I don't know, but I wonder if its more harm than good for us with pcos/ estrogen dominance?
Then I was reading some of Dr. Daltons work,(love her!) another eye opener for me. She mentioned only applying progesterone cream when our blood sugar is balanced and we have had something to eat. She feels some women did not do well during trials due to application of the cream while sugars were low. She was absolutely sure these women would have had success with progesterone if their sugars were stable. I would bet it is somewhere here in these pages, forgive me, if so. Does anyone here only apply cream after they have had something to eat? I am accustomed to putting cream on 1st thing in the morning.
Lastly, any new news on stock coming in? a higher percentage cream would be great.