Epic hormone imbalance
I am a 27 year old female. After having been on the oral contraceptive pill for 10 years I suffered what is known as OCP induced psychosis which caused memory loss, blackouts and severe, debilitating anxiety.
After stopping the pill these symptoms disappeared but, while my 28 day cycle remained normal, I had crazy mood swings all through the month. I experienced anxiety, depression, was teary all the time, had extreme breast tenderness from ovulation onwards and was agitated and angry all the time. After 8 months of this I finally found a doctor who tested my hormone levels with a blood test - my estrogen was through the roof and progesterone very low.
For the last month and a half I have been taking an estrogen modulator and natural progesterone in trouche form. While my period has still been regular I have found my moods terrible and changing on a daily basis. I am on 100mg trouches, initially I was to take half a trouche a day, but was then told to increase it as I was experiencing pms all the time. I was also told to take the progesterone everyday for two months straight. I am now taking one square a day, but I still feel really all over the place. It is day 14 of my cycle right now and I am teary, agitated and anxious, of course for no apparent reason.
I just don't understand what dosage I am meant to take. Am I taking too little or too much? Can you take too much? It is really hard to cope with. Any help anyone can offer would be so appreciated.