Traci - frustrated to tears

by Traci
(Georgia)

I am not sure if anyone will see this, but I am writing because I am frustrated to tears! I suffer from anxiety which started after the birth of my 4th child, at the age of 39. It was a horrific year of anxiety and feeling like I was going out of my mind. I was crying all the time. Since I was breast-feeding, I was limited in what I could take. We have had some pretty major bumps in the road over the last 3 years and my anxiety has come and gone. I have had other symptoms that seemed odd to me like dizziness, blurred vision, foggy brain, memory problems, fatigue, muscle weakness, and many more. Not until I started researching Progesterone, did a light come on and I had mine tested. I was 3.2, normal was 5-25. The test was prompted after, this past July, I has a SEVERE anxiety attack that lasted for weeks. I was desperate! I went to an integrative physician and there was a Bio-identical nurse specialist in office. I was put on chemical anxiety med (can't remember name). i finally got in to see the hormone nurse. She put me on 25 mg Troches (under the tongue) and then after a month 50 mg. capsules - 1 in am and 2 in pm to help my terrible sleep. This seems to help some, no major panic attacks, but I am always feeling a bit on edge, like the progesterone is too low. When i mentioned it to hormone nurse, she suggested maybe i needed to see a counselor to help with the anxiety. I am beyond frustrated! I am a nurse and am very in tune with my body and can tell this is not a psychological issue, but a physiological one. I have been on the bio-identical progesterone for about 4 months. I am not scheduled to get my blood drawn again until end of Dec. and then another 2 weeks for follow up with hormone nurse.
I have been on this site multiple time and read everything I can get my hands on about progesterone and how hormones affect so much. i really just want to have a day where I am not struggling just to get through the day. Each day is a toss up of how I am going to feel, but there is never a really great day. I have read the comments of people using this cream and start to cry at their raving reviews, because I SO want to feel that way!
Is there any guidance you can give me???? I will continue to look through more information on this site, but I would welcome any further information or suggestions you can offer.
Thank-you!
Traci J

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