question concerning what tests do I need before starting progesterone
I am trying to improve my health and possibly progesterone is the missing link to my chronic health problems. Had a hysterectomy at 37 due to endometriosis (attached to colon, intestines, had emergency surgery and resection and partial removal of intestines, needless to say I was in severe pain and bleeding since 16! and saw countless doctors and was never diagnosed until I ended up in the emergency room at 34 yrs. old for emergency appendectomy & colon surgery due to endometriosis, it grew around my appendix as well!) I have been on hormone patches, tried bio-identical, pellets, nothing seems to give me relief. I quit taking patches for a while, now I am back on it and I know my hormones are not balanced. I also have fibromyalgia, hair falling out, dry eyes, sensitive to chemicals, migraines, no energy, panic attacks, tachycardia, mvp, the list goes on. Last year I experienced neuropathy and my entire body went weak, eight months in the bed and in a wheelchair, specialists do not know what caused this..checked for lyme disease, all autoimmune diseases, I feel I had a reaction to an facial injection and had a major reaction which attacked my nervous system, muscles, caused shingles, etc. I can walk better know but still have neuropathy in leg, ankles, feet. Neurologist feels I have a pinched nerve in neck which caused all the problems, but other drs. said it could not cause all the nerve issues I experienced. Fast forward, do I need to be tested, and what type of tests, and where can I get the tests? At one time my testosterone was very low, and all levels were low and then I tried the pellets, but after 3rd injection I felt just as bad and stopped taking them. I am 49 now and do not see the light at the end of the tunnel, I feel like I am 75 yrs old. No energy, on BP medicine, very sensitive to medications and cannot take pain meds., meds for fibromyalgia, so I am stiff, sore, joints hurt, etc. can you advise, give me a protocol to start with and advice on what I should do? I also have IC, IBS, but stopped the medication since my body cannot tolerate all the meds. and worried about long term effects it is doing to my body. I feel I need to lower the inflammation in my body, I have been on steroids off and on for 3 years due to inflammation in chest wall and my face looks like I have a chemical burn at times, it comes and goes. Thank you so much.