Trying to figure this all out...
When I was pregnant with my first child, my doctor quickly discovered that I had low progesterone levels. I was put on prometrium and although I was very sick during my pregnancy, I had a healthy child. Second pregnancy ended in miscarriage very early. Third pregnancy, got back on the prometrium right away and another healthy baby.
My second child is 20 months old and since having her I have been struggling with lots of health issues. Anxiety, IBS, lots of joint pain, various muscle aches and cramps, allergies, headaches, depression, hair loss, heart palpitations, heart racing, sore breasts, etc. I could go on and on. I have been to several doctors including a few endocrinologists. Despite my informing them of my previous progesterone problems I have been told over and over that that will only affect my pregnancies and couldn't cause my current issues. I'm really starting to doubt that though. I have had my thyroid checked repeatedly and I've had my heart all checked out (and the cardiologist was adamant I had a hormone problem, and nothing was wrong with my heart). But no one has checked my progesterone.
So, my question is, do you think that the progesterone deficiency that shows up during my pregnancies, is actually a chronic problem?
I convinced my natural doc to check my progesterone levels, so I am wondering what is the best day during my cycle to test, or does it matter? I was given some progesterone cream by that doctor, its an RX and I am supposed to use .25ml's a day. That sounds like a very small amount compared to what I've read on this site. Should I stop using it before I check my levels checked, to get an accurate result?
Sorry for so much detail, I would really appreciate any thoughts and/or encouragement. I'm so sick of feeling like this! My children deserve a better Mom!!