Female, 52, feel like my hormones and brain decided to run off together and I want them back. Tired of not being able to remember things I've done for years. Had some other side effects so went and had the saliva testing done - came back my progesterone was 90 and the dr. preferred it closer to 300.
So started taking progesterone in capsules mixed specifically for me. After a month noticed I had developed a very dry mouth, to the point that I can't eat certain foods cause there isn't adequate saliva to swallow it with. I've also developed a dry cough and sore throat. Went to my regular doctor and she took blood thinking it could be Sjogren's Syndrome. That came back negative and my thyroid was also checked and normal.
So I've stopped taking the progesterone to see if this will reverse itself, for she'd never heard of this being a side effect to progesterone before, but doing this to make sure it's not linked. Of course after being on progesterone for 1 1/2 months, now my emotions are easily turned to tears over about anything the least bit sad and my system is again thrown out of wack.
If anyone out there has ideas, would love to hear them. Seems folks on this end have no ideas...thanks.