Despearate: Energy but now incredible FATIGUED & dry eyes after continued use of natural progesterone
I am seeking as to weird phenomena I'm getting with taking natural progesterone. I'm 41, (last year saliva tests showed i'm not perimenopausal). I've been taking prog for around 3 months now. At the start on day 14 of cycle, i would take around 20mg of proges and felt amazing (all insulin problem and thyroid problems along with fatigue just disappeared, amazing!) but after DAY 3 I began to get very fatigued accompanied by dry eyes, and so increased by progesterone x 4 times, now it didn't fix the fatigue, instead i developed usual estrogen dominance (sore breasts, sweet food cravings, gained weight etc) symptoms - i expected this but NOT the FATIGUE or dry eyes!
I no longer get any of the estrogen dominance symptoms but the fatigue, dry eyes continues along with foggy brain and insulin issues that now accompany every time the dry eyes and fatigue set in, usually in the afternoons.
I also no longer get the energy on the first day i take the progesterone,like i did at the start, just fatigue, fatigue and more fatigue. Maybe my progesterone oil''s potency has gone off in this heat?
Or could something be having an effect on my cortisol levels?, as i have very low cortisol levels but thought progesterone would help cortisol production?. I just don't get the fatigue, one day amazing and now constantly tired and usual chronic fatigue symptoms. I am on good thyroid T3SR meds, so don't think it's thyroid either and taking 2000IU of VitD3, but i'm also constantly in the sun so not sure that's an issue any longer either.
Any ideas as to what could have caused the intial surge in energy and now permanent fatigue slump?
I now don't even recover my energy during the non luteal phase. But all estrogen dominance symptoms are now gone...strange!