Dealing with Perimenopause
(Gainesville, Fl USA)
I am 46 and started with severe symptoms a year ago. Anxiety, insomnia, skin rashes, tinnitus, sore muscles, depression and the list goes on. I realize now I have been estrogen dominant since my 20's. I had benign breast fibroedenomas, heavy periods, 3 miscarriages, stubborn belly fat though thin, a period of cyclical headaches, ovulatiion pain, morning sickness during my pregnancies. 7 months ago my dr put me on compounded bio identical progesterone. At only 50 mg a day it initially caused severe ed symptoms which I was not warned about. I quit immediately. At my drs request I started up again and at 100 mg a day. This seemed to help for several months but was always still edgy especially before periods and spotting for many days before. Then I got a terrible case of flu and all hell broke loose. Severe anxiety and insomnia, nausea, dizziness, depression etc. My dr confirmed estrogen dominance again but has not raised my dose. I have taken it upon myself to add Natpro and am using 400-500 mg a day in addition to my 100 mg from dr. It has been about 2 weeks now and I have had severe wake up so far- sore breasts, insomnia, anxiey, nausea, dzziness and skin issues. My sleep is getting a bit better and breasts are not as sore. My period is due today but had not started. I plan to use through my cycles at this point because I always feel bad when I stop for my period. I know I need to persist with the cream as I am still feeling anxious and tinnitus shoulder neck tension is awful.