Side effects, does it mean it's working?
I just started on Natpro a week ago. I read in the insert about symptoms getting worse in the beginning. How long typically does this occur for most people? I will share some history of my situation. I am 41, suffered from post partum depression with my last child 6 years ago. I have always had mild PMS, but the last few years have been awful. Every last 2 weeks of my cycle I get anxious, irritable++, very difficult on my children and husband.
I did try Zoloft 2 weeks every month for 2 years, and it did help, the side effects were unpleasant but tolerable for the sake of my family. I stopped taking it last fall, and have been trying supplements to no avail. My periods are very regular, but heavy. I was just diagnosed with fibrocystic breasts, after having much breast discomfort my doctor ordered a Mammogram and ultrasound which comfirmed what I already suspected. Thus far, I have been sleeping better and seem calmer, although the month is still young. My pms typically is at it's worst 5 to 7 days before then tapers as my period approaches. I also get a 2-3 day time after my flow ends where I get irritable and pms like.
Essentially I have one good week a month where I am my old self, joking, laughing, very patient, the mom my children love. I guess I am looking for reassurance, my breasts have hurt more lately since being on the Natpro, is this the side effect of the initial stages of the progesterone starting to work for me?
Also a sideline question, will it also help my libido, for my husband's sake? Thankyou for your time.