500mg of progesterone, feeling awful
I started progesterone cream over a week ago. I quickly realized I needed more and more since my symptoms were getting worse (I was swollen on the face and had night sweats on top of pms).
I started my period on 21st day of the cycle, it lasted about 7 days which is long for me. At this point I'm taking 500mg of progesterone per day, I have anxiety, depression, dizziness and every time I apply more cream the world is spinning, the brain is not working and I can't function mentally or physically.
I'm 46 and have a long history of chronic fatigue and thyroid problems (my thyroid was removed in 2008). I took very small doses of bio-identical progesterone and estrogen for the last seven years which did not help with anything. I finally stopped all hormones about 2 months ago and started having awful PMS. This is why I ended up on this page and started using high doses of progesterone with a hope it would help. My Vitamin D levels are in 70, so they are good. I always have high B12 even without supplementation which I think has to do with the mutation that I have and nobody knows what to do about it.
This is my last blood work which shows:
Estrodial 103.2 pg/ml
Progesterone 11.1 ng/ml
Unfortunately, I don't have saliva test. My thyroid levels look fine. I'm always checking my blood work since I can't figure out was is going on.
I appreciate any advice.