Will Progesterone Cream help me?
I was wondering if progesterone would help me in my situation. I had a baby 10 months ago and struggled with anxiety in my 8th month of pregnancy. I continued to have anxiety after having him and have been going through postpartum depression/anxiety.
I am currently taking Prozac for it and it works ok. I was doing great with the depression until the 3rd month of using BC (Yasmin). I had an axiety attack after only being on it for 3 months. Well that scared me enough to come off of it, but since then I havn't had a period (it has been almost 5 months). I went to an endo and they did all the testing for PCOS, thyroid and IR and everything came back normal. The only thing that she believes could be the problem is my weight. I lost all of my baby weight and about 15lbs extra. I beleive she said that my progesterone was 1.4 (I could be wrong but I am pretty sure this was the number she gave). She said that result was a decent number considering I am not ovulating/or menstruating. I have never gone this long without a period and I really don't want to take Progesterone pills to "kick start" it due to all the ill side effects.
I have always been irregular. I also had a blood workup for PCOS when I was ready to get pregnant. Everything came back fine. So my question is this... Would Progesterone cream help me get my cycle back to somewhat of a normal state? And how would I start using it since I haven't really ovulated? I have also had heart palpitations, some mild anxiety, and some mild depression ever since coming off the stupid BC pill. I am just looking to get my life back and feel better. Also where do people get saliva tests done to check their progesterone?