Trying to determine my imbalance
(St. Louis, MO)
I am 36 with a 4 and 5 year old and still cycling every 28 days. I took the pill for 15 years and just quit about 5 months ago. I am suspicious I have a hormonal imbalance. I have felt horrible for over 12 years with chronic fatigue, joint pain, constipation (since I can remember), allergies, asthma, headaches, chronic sinusitis, irritability that swiches to rage in a flash, brain fog, depression... the list goes on.
I have improved the symptoms tremendously, through diet, which enabled me to start seeing a cyclical pattern. I start to feel well until day 20 when I get the blues. For the next 8 - 10 days, I am OK with an occasional crabby day. Then about day 3 the back tension and headaches start, the sinuses get painful and the irritability and fatigue set in. I'm on day 11 and still have the pain in my neck and back. I'm tired, irritable and just not motivated. Any idea what the clues suggest?