I am 47 and one year ago I started having daily panic attacks and obsessive thinking, which was causing suicidal thoughtsmy hair and nails were thinning, I had diarrhea every day and I lost 20 pounds in a month I couldn't sleep, I had no appetite. I thought I was dying. I went to my gyno and told him what was happening and he wanted me on anti depressants asap. I didn't want to go that route I was pretty sure it was my hormones. He didn't want to test me because I didn't have insurance. So I decided to try progesterone cream. I did get some releif and was able to sleep a little better but I didn't have any guidance and read all the contradictory reports on progesterone so I stopped using it. That is when things got even crazier. I started obsessing over my dog, and having these melt downs. I considered checking myself into the phsyc ward.
Finally a friend told me about a naturopath that did hormone testing so I went to see him and had that done. He immediately put me on a progesterone troche. 100mg at night 50 mg during the day. When my test came back it showed low level s of testosterone, progesterone and estriadol 2. He didn't want to prescribe the estriadol. So for three months I didn't have that. My sex drive increased, I was able to sleep, and I felt calmer. My problem with my dog did not resolve. I started getting a yeast infection every month. So I asked for the estrogen and now I'm no longer getting the yeast. My question is this: can I take the progesterone every day instead of just day 16-26? I still have problems if I stop taking it, I get anxious and kind of mean. And can't sleep.