Ok, I'm 56, menopausal, had partial hysterectomy when I was 28, I am on estragel, xanax, and the Dr. recently put me on progesterone to help decrease hot flashes at night.
I have been on it for 5 weeks and I am ready to lose my mind. I use 1/4 tsp at night, my bp has gone from about 110/70 up to about 135/110. My heart rate is rarely under 100 and been having spikes of up to 147 bpm. My breasts are so sore I can hardly touch them, have a jittery feeling like I could jump out of my own skin, headaches, and I don't think it is doing anything for the hot flashes at all, still having several during day and night. The only thing I may say it did is help me sleep a little longer at night.
I called my dr. and they said that this does not usually happen but for me to stop taking it, so I stopped 2 days ago, since stopping my heart rate is fluctuating up and down but not going above 120 now and my bp has dropped to about 127/90 or so still fluctuating, still jittery but that seems to be calming down also.
I recently was put on vit D, at 50000 uts a week also, I ended up at a cardiologist because I was afraid I was going to have a heart attack, which the EKG said I was fine, he would like to run more tests, but I am almost 90% sure that it is the progestrone doing these things to me.
My questions is since no one seems to know, not even my gyny, how long does it take to get it out of your system? I was only on it for 5 weeks, I would rather have the hot flashes than all these other things going on, feel like I'm losing my mind here.
Any help greatly appreciated!!!