Stopped working for insomnia after 6 days.
I am 60 years old and have had insomnia for 15 years. I have always suspected it to be hormone related. Recently I decided I wanted to try bio identical progesterone to see if it would help. I sought the help of a Naturopathic doctor who put me on the lowest dose of 50 mg to start. The first night I slept 6 hours which was really wonderful because normally I can only sleep 2 or 3 hours before I wake up and it usually takes about 4 hours to get back to sleep. The 6 hours of sleep continued for almost a week and then suddenly I was back to the same old problem. I tried 100 mg for a few nights but that did nothing. Then I increased the dose to 200 mg which worked but only for 6 nights. Does anyone know what might be going on? I am wondering if I will have to do some type of on/off schedule for the progesterone to work.