Estrogen dominance at 31 years of age
I am 31 and I have four children... 10,9,7 and 5. I live in Australia and have been suffering hormonally since I had my first child. I had postnatal depression with all children and didn't do anything until I had my fourth child. I am a very active healthy woman and love my exercise.
I started to get worse and felt depressed so I went to my doctor and he prescribed Aropax and Zoloft. This hit me pretty hard being on them and I stayed on them for 5 years. Then things got even worse and I have negative thoughts, self harm, feeling very insecure, fearful, just always down and anxious and just thought one day... oh well this is who I am I cannot change anything I have tried so hard with visiting so many doctors telling me you are just depressed looking at me as some weird lady.
I ended up ringing up a doctor who specialises in Bio identical hormones. They sent a blood test out for me and I found out my level of estrogen was 900 estrogen dominance. I have started my Progesterone cream. I am on 30mg and take 2mls one day and 1ml the next. Some days are good other days like today is shocking... angry, anxious, in tears and feel like there is no hope. My doctor wants me to try the progesterone capsule starting tomorrow. I am just praying this might work and get me on track. I have only been on the cream for 6 weeks and I know it takes a while for it to work. I am just struggling with this as I want to be who I was before this all started.
I would love to chat to other woman who suffer from estrogen dominance. It would be great as sometimes we just feel alone.