Anxiety, hormones, or both?
hi~ I am 51 and have had wacky cycles for awhile and a lot of stress over the last 2 years. Something snapped this past April and I started having panic attacks. Nothing they gave me helped--they tried Paxil, Zoloft, and Lexapro and each made it worse.
Because of my crazy cycles my Gyn suggested trying progesterone cream and I noticed the difference the first day! : )
I am still confused as to how much I should be taking. The Gyn isn't sure either. He has me take a total of 60 mg/day-- 1/4 tsp in the morning and 1/2 tsp at night for 3 weeks then go off for a week, period or no period. He says ignore any bleeding and just stay on the schedule. However, I still get "emotional" surges and feelings of warmth through my abdomen especially during the afternoon/evening. Is this hormones and the beginning of the hot flashes? Do I increase the progesterone to the 100 mg/day? If so, is it ok to break it up into 3 doses over the course of the day. I have seen 2 doctors and no one really knows. It is a new idea for everyone.