Desperate for hope
Hello and thank you for this wonderful site and the help you've given to so many.
My symptoms started suddenly at age 40 when I developed chronic migraine, dry eyes, acne, night sweats, panic attacks, spider veins popping everywhere, vertigo, tinnitus and visual snow. Since then I've lived a life of hell. I've exhausted all the medications for migraine, acupuncture hasn't worked and I've tried other herbs to no avail.
Anyway, 3 months ago I found this page and I've been putting the advice into practice, I take 500mgmagnesium, 6000iu vit D3, daily Epsom salt baths and I've been slowly increasing progesterone cream and I'm now using 600 mg which I've used for 3 weeks.
This last week I've had 3 migraines each lasting 2 days with severe dizziness and photo/phono sensitivity and my vision is constantly flickering.
I know I have to be patient but please can someone give me a glimmer of hope.
I've become a prisoner in my own home, I rarely go out as on my good days I'm still very dizzy and have a low grade headache. My children are suffering, my husband doesn't know what to do.
I have joint hyper mobility and I believe this makes my veins easily expanded by the Oestrogen and then they don't return to normal?
My periods have been regular but my cycle has been getting shorter.
I read over and over the advice to other ladies, this is my only hope and comfort.
I'm not scared of going to a higher dose of progesterone and wonder if I should just go all out and increase to 1000mg and then try dropping in the future?
My main reason for writing is for someone to say hang on in there, you will eventually get a bit better.
I can't imagine living like this for another 7 years.