Serious Hormone Imbalance - At Wits End!
I have had some severe symptoms since teen years and the only time I felt really good was during pregnancy and while nursing. I nursed full-time for one year, then as soon as I started weaning and weaned fully by two years, I was a wreck again, with all kinds of nervous breakdown symptoms.
It's been another year since then and I gained weight and became so anxious and agoraphobic that I can't drive and barely leave the house. Infertility is an issue. We've only had one in 5 years of trying. He's 3 years old now and still no second child in sight. While charting I've noticed a strange phenomenon that during the luteal phase I feel great. My blood sugar is higher but at least I can eat healthy lower carb and lose weight. I have no anxiety, I have stamina to go out of the house without having a nervous breakdown, I sleep well etc...Then as soon as my period hits, I have severe hypoglycemia, anxiety, nightmares for a week after it's over. Then I have a week of relative peace until ovulation and all those symptoms come back. Once ovulation is passed, I'm good to go again until my period.
I've talked to my doctor who would rather prescribe anti-anxiety pills. But it is so connected to hormonal shifts that I know that isn't the right route. I suspect PCOS, estrogen dominance, insulin resistance and hypothyroid. What kills me is when estrogen lowers my blood sugar then insulin resistance pumps so much extra insulin on top of that that I HAVE to eat carbs every hour just to keep from passing out. That puts me in a very anxious state and uses the sugar that much faster, making the situation that much worse. I don't even know what to do anymore. I bought some Natpro, but don't know if I should use it or how much and when.