Diagnosed with low progesterone
I have been dealing with common side effects of low progesterone for a while now and after a bout of major anxiety, I had my hormones tested with a saliva test. The results came back that I had very low progesterone and I was excited because I thought we finally found the answer to why I was feeling so bad and why my anxiety was through the roof.
I immediately made dietary changes and began supplementing with a few things such as zinc through an ND. I was doing much better, although there was still much room for improvement. Most importantly, my anxiety and decreased quite a bit and I was able to carry on with my days happily.
Four days ago, I started using a progesterone cream twice a day. I use 1/4 teaspoon each time, although I don't know anything else about the strength. Within 24 hours, my anxiety began to return and over the past few days anxiety and irritablity have increased significantly. I was so hopeful that this was the answer. Is this a common problem? Is there any other way to treat low progesterone? I wonder if my symptoms are a reaction to the cream? I'd love to hear any advice or insight. Thanks!