Hi, I am a 34 mom and I have had some anxiety problems starting in July(2012). I am pretty sure I've been estrogen dominant for many many years, but this anxiety is not the norm for me. For more information, I've had acne, increasing facial hair, fat around the middle, thinning hair, dry skin, and irregular cycle lengths with major PMS depression before my period starts. I always feel like my period wants to start and it has trouble doing so... and I get impatient when it doesn't. My cycle lengths are usually between 31-45 days. I also gave birth prematurely in 2006, then breastfed for 3 yrs. I was so exhausted the whole time and was told by my doctor to go on the pill to regulate my cycle when I weaned my son. I finally did in summer 2010(yaz) and felt much better emotionally. It acted almost like a antidepressant it seemed to me. But then after maybe a year I began to realize that it had taken away my libido. I decided to go off the pill because of this, and did so in Jan of this year. My libido came back immediately, and everything seemed ok(except for the symptoms I listed above) until this summer when my anxiety began followed by a 44 day cycle.
I have started progesterone therapy, 10 days ago, and felt a lot better at first. I could feel the calming effects of the prgesterone(progestelle brand is what I had) using about 100mg per day, split between AM/PM. But then just yesterday I had another anxiety attack followed by crying. I am wondering if I need to use more progesterone(I have Natpro ready to go) or if this is just a normal estrogen dominance reaction to using progesterone. From what I have read, it would be worse to use less or stop. I am concerned that I might be messing around with my hormones too much, but I am desperate to get back to feeling good again. Even if that means dealing with some side effects temporarily. I want to feel normal and healthy and calm. Help! I want to make sure I'm doing this right!