What is wrong with me? Do I lack progesterone? PLEASE HELP!
My story begins about 3 years ago at the age of 36. I started noticing that I was EXTREMELY fatigued and just wasn't feeling myself. My symptoms were: NO sex drive at all, brain fog, fatigue, lack of concentration, no interest in normal activities, and gastric problems (nausea, reflux, irritated stomach).
I went to a nearby gynocologist who said I was depressed and when I said, "NO, I AM NOT depressed (I've been depressed and I know what that's like), he just ignored me and told me I didn't realize it. I told him I felt like it was hormonal cause the symptoms began 3 days before my period and lasted 12 days before I began to feel better. It was like the same cycle every month... I feel good 2 weeks, and bad 2 weeks (around my period). He handed me a prescription of Prozac and sent me on my way.
After taking several different antidepressants and feeling dazed, sedated, and STILL fatigued, I decided to taper off (which was total hell). I went to several gynocologists explaining my symptoms and they all just blew me off and didn't know what to do for me. My quality of life had diminished. I stayed in the bed the two weeks a month that I felt so bad. I missed many of my kids activities and my husband and kids were getting frustrated, which only made matters worse. Anyway, about 3months ago, I decided to seek out a Hormone doctor and found one. They did blood work and said my testosterone was 12 and should be 250 and my estrogen and progesterone were fine. I had an all natural testosterone implant inserted in my hip. They called it a "testosterone boost". I called them within the first couple of weeks and told them I was feeling nervous, anxiety, and a feeling of jumping out of my skin. They ordered 100mg of C-progesterone caps. I took these for 3 weeks and felt so tired, so they cut me back to 50mg. I have more energy now, but I feel so agitated and my gastric problems have returned.
My symptoms as of now are NO sex drive at all (except around period), gastric problems, chest pains (been checked and heart is fine), very weak and fatigued during period for 10-12 days. The weakness and fatigue begins 3 days before i begin my period. By the time I start, I'm so weak and sick that I'm crying. I stay this way for 10-12 days and then its like I just get better around the 13th or 14th day after I start my period.
What is wrong with me? I have dealt with this for 3 years now and I just want to be normal and feel like myself again! I want to exercise like I used to and get involved with my family. Its really, really bad!! Please help!! :(