Will I Ever Sleep Through the Night Again?
(Post Falls, Idaho, USA)
I am 64 & for the last 20 some years I have not slept through the night having to use the bathroom several times. Telling medical doctors about the problem over the last 10 years only resulted in being treated for either frequent urination problems or being placed on the 'Pill,' for the night sweets. Neither of which worked.
It wasn't until the summer of 2013 that I even knew lack of Progesterone could be the cause of my sleeping problem and that lack of Estrogen was causing my night sweats. To my surprise I learned that could purchase both these hormones in natural form over the counter.
Natural Estrogen at a very low dose is working beautifully to get rid of the night sweats. However, every month I am having a menstrual period and still not sleeping well even though I was using a total of 3 teaspoons of Progesterone cream a day. During my periods I have to stop taking Natural Progesterone otherwise the bleeding is greatly increased to point of large blood clots.
Every month I am going through a wicked cycle. It is like my body realizes after 20 days of taking Progesterone that it is happy and finally I have one night when I wake up only 1-2 times instead of 5-6+ times. But then my period begins and I have to go off the Progesterone and immediately start waking up more frequently.
It is like my body is demanding more and more Progesterone. Recently I started to take both the Estrogen and Progesterone vaginally and am hoping that once I figure out the dosage my body won't seem to require a higher and higher dose. It would also be nice to not have any more periods, but then I am loosing weight, and feel like I look younger, so perhaps the benefits outweigh the periods.