Coming off the pill
Hello, I stopped taking combined contraceptive pill about 9 weeks ago and have been having quite a rough time. I since did have two 'normal' periods (27 and 29 days). I have started charting my second cycle and realised I did not ovulate.
However, from the middle of the second cycle I started to have problems with my sugar levels (even fainted on the underground). I feel incredibly hungry all the time no matter how much, how often or what I eat. I try to eat often and small portions, avoiding simple carbs, adding protein into each meal but it does not really help. It is so bad I'm afraid to go out in case I faint again. I also suffer from chronic fatigue (and suspecting the pill contributed to it greatly even though doctors are not willing to listen) so I'm suspecting adrenal deficiency as well.
Could you please shed some light on how low progesterone, low cortisol and low sugar levels are linked? Also, if I'm low both in progesterone and cortisol how should I attempt to treat this as I know progesterone and cortisol compete for the same receptors?
Your thoughts would be hugely appreciated! Many thanks.