This is the first time I have ever posted anything private about myself, but I would like to connect with women who may have faced some similar problems.
I am 45 years old, a single mother of 3 young sons and a full time college student. Most of the time there is enough stress in my life to admit myself to a "Funny Farm"! My periods have been so heavy over the past 5 years, that I had to buy "Depend's Briefs", to wear overnight. After a thorough exam, my docter told me I was probably going through Peri- Menopause and gave me a prescription of Progesterone Pills along with Iron due to my Anemia. After I researched the Progesterone, I found that the side effects were worse than the problems I was having to begin with. So I refused to take it.
I then turned to Progesterone Creme, which was initially like a miracle. I use 30mg/day, beginning with the 10th day of my cycle, but now the old symptoms are kreeping back. I am tired, have trouble concentrating and just have this feeling of depression and general lack of energy.
Does anyone have any advice? Can I increase the Progesterone safely? I have read that higher dosages of Progesterone can cause fatigue - something I really don't need any more of! I would greatly appreciate some advice and feedback. Thanks!