waiting to start until day 12....will this help my awful depression and mood swings???
Since puberty, I have spent half my life depressed. By half, I mean the 2nd half of my cycle. I was put on the pill at 18 because I wouldn't stop bleeding. I got off after 8 months because I hated it and it made me depressed and withdrawn at college. I have suffered from depression on and off since high school. Crazy mood swings. My PMS is AWFUL. It's ruining my marriage and my life (I am 27.) When I get my period, I feel better emotionally, but the cramps are awful and there is a lot of blood clotting. I have been on antidepressants 3 times in my life but hate them. About 2 years ago my OBGYN took a test and told me I wasn't ovulating. I then tried THREE different birth controls in a year with awful side effects and no regulation or help with my mood or cramps. I always "spot" for almost a full week during the third week of my 28 day cycle (it's actually 28 days now!) I can tell when I ovulate because I feel it on either side, but didn't feel it this last month, so I figure my progesterone was too low again. I am waiting for my progesterone cream anxiously, as I just found out about it. It is the first day of my period and I am at a hotel because my husband can't take my moodswings. I can't take this anymore! I get SO depressed and angry and even binge eat during the last 10 or so days of my cycle. I am a completely different person...sad, hopeless, anxious, angry. I am pretty much vegan and eat healthy, though I do crave alcohol and drink before my period which I know is bad but it makes me feel better! I just want to feel happy and "normal" and not be terrible to my husband! Have you heard of depression lifting with progesterone cream??? Thanks so much!