Anxiety attacks at night
by Jacki Smart
I'm 45, and live an organic natural life, as rustic and stress free as possible. For the past couple of years I've been having anxiety attacks at night, flushes and sweats. In the past few months these have got progressively worse, and I've also been experiencing severe mood swings becoming exceptionally tearfull and depressed (these bouts only lasting for ten to fifteen minutes... but occuring with no warning or control).
On the advice of friends I started taking Solga PM Phytogen, Black Cohosh and Valerian supplements. My GP put me on antidepressants and sleeping tablets, neither of which I am taking! I had to really insist on a blood test being performed, which indicated my progesterone levels were low (as did your questionnaire, I scored 49). My GP has prescribed progesterone capsules to be taken daily, without a break.
Question... My periods are still fairly regular, although varying in duration and severity. Should I be using the progesterone capsules all the time? And once the cream I have ordered from you arrives, can I use it at the same time as the capsules? Is it a good idea to continue using the PM Phytogen as well? (My symptoms were such hell, I was prepared to try ANYTHING).