Adrenal Fatigue, Fibro, PCOS, Hypothyroid & Overweight
I really hope you can help!
So there's a lot of issues with me lol. I am on adrenal support supplements, Armour thyroid, Vit C, mag, B-comp, L-tryp; my D has been low so I take a liquid Vit D (6,000IU), biotin (for hair thinning), probiotics, zinc (30mg), Inositol, hyaluronic acid (for skin, hair, nails), curcumin, & just started Saw Palmetto & DIM. I plan on adding in amino acid & mineral mix. I'm 47, 6 kids, partial hysto a year ago (still have ovaries). My uterus was incredibly enlarged due to multiple fibroids (one of the worst my gyn had seen).
I'm under a lot of stress (mother of special needs kids & bad marriage); I need to keep things in life as simple as possible. My adrenals are 'tired' (saliva test) & thyroid etc so the above support was started. I've been experiencing heavy fatigue, depression (always been an issue), & the new one in the past few years has been bad anxiety. I'm a good 75lbs overweight if not more. According to all adrenal questions I take I rate in early stage 3 of adrenal fatigue. I cannot exercise at all or I'm ready to drop. Everyday things are a struggle.
I've tested estrogen dominant in past & have had to use progesterone cream during pregnancies since I was miscarriage prone.
Recently my hair began really thinning which was alarming. Had started breaking out, on trunk of body & face which was more of a new thing lately. Very recently had an extra stressful event (again) & everything felt worse somehow & the breakouts got worse. I've only had speculation on the PCOS (I do have excess hair was too embarrassed to mention to anyone as well as other signs) but it really felt like my adrenals pulled any progesterone I had right out of me! Anyway, that's when I started the saw palmetto & DIM (too early to tell anything).
In past I've used what I now read here is a way too low dosage of progesterone cream (Emerita ProGest). From reading here I increased to 200-250mg/day - about 100mg in the AM, 20mg or so midday, & another 100 before bed. It's only been a couple of days but I've already had some reactions. I had a bit of nausea, nothing too bad though; some tiredness but more of a 'chill' feeling; better mood. Slept much better the past 2 nights & woke up actually feeling somewhat human. I drove today with limited anxiety, which was the biggest bonus so far. I've only this week eliminated sugar (except some fruit), gluten, & most grains (again particular, like brown rice I eat). I like the eat right for your type plan as it seems to suit me & what I can tolerate. (type A)
I use glass jars for food storage & try to keep things as organic & natural as I can but with life i just can't be perfect. I do love those PAcifica skin creams! (they are more natural; not sure if there's an issue with them-all natural smells are lovely). I occasionally use essential oils like lavender.
I'm already struggling with the idea of weight gain & even though the anxiety is better at the weight i am at (the drs are concerned) I really cannot afford to gain anymore. I would rather really jump up on the progesterone cream quickly to (hopefully) avoid this, but it's already a lot of cream to slather on! I just started it this week & am hovering even though with my eliminations this week really should've lost something (by experience in past). ANY advice you can give me would be appreciated! thanks so very much