Ear fullness

by Alex
(Washington )


I'm looking for advice on my situation. I am 46 years old, been perimenopausal for a long time and had some really disturbing symptoms.

My worst symptoms are dizziness with nausea and also a very full feeling in my ears. I had this at the start of my journey and since I've started progesterone cream it keeps reappearing.

I was struggling with low mood at 200mg 3% cream, so I upped to 300mg last month. Since then my ear pressure has returned - it is making me feel ill. I'm also sick and dizzy at times.

Is ear fullness a hormonal affect?

Why would inceasing progesterone make my ears full?

Also since increasing to 300mg my period has become so very light. So I expect this means I'm definitely absorbing the cream. If this is the case, I cant work out why I still feel so bad.

Any help?

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Sep 05, 2022
Ear fullness
by: Joy

Hi Alex

Peri-Menopause (PM) is a dreadful time in a women's life. You should be using progesterone every day with no breaks unless you have a regular cycle and TTC. It sounds as though you could be suffering from tinnitus which seems to affect women more once in menopause, indicating that it could be a hormonal issue, although some men suffer too. Perhaps they are suffering from Estrogen Dominance. The page on Dizziness explains in more detail.

Any change in the use of progesterone can disrupt things, the body needs time to adjust. It could be that the increase is affecting you more than it does others. Try to preserve and see how you get on. You could also reduce and see if that feeling clears. Experiment.

Have you had your Vitamin D3 level tested? Level should be optimal at all times. A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies. Please have a test if you don't know your level.

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