42 - Insomnia (actually NO SLEEP)
I am 42 and about 6 months ago just like a light switch I couldn't sleep (in the past I have never in my life had an issue sleeping...ever)
It is worse about 10 days before my period and gets "better" once my period starts. I cannot sleep, I go DAYS with no sleep, it's awful. I have tried over the counter meds, 5HTP - you name it.
I have taken 40mg (20mg morning & night) of Progest (Emrita) on my non-menstruating days for the last 3++ years. and I have never had a problem.
I don't know if something changed in my body or what. I had full up blood work done and my doctor told me everything is "IN RANGE" I also seem to get a elevated heartrate before going to bed. This makes it even harder to sleep (which I don't sleep anyways....)
I am VERY healthy and active and eat clean and drink pure water and avoid chemicals in my cleanser, soaps and skin care.
Any advise? Should I up my progesterone? I started my period today so I will start the progest in about 6 more days.
Thanks for ANY light you can shed!
PS - I plan to do a saliva test within the next couple of weeks.