Extreme pressure in chest/throat-do I need more Progesterone?

by Marisol
(USA)

Can someone help me? I'm feeling like I'm going to die! I have so much pressure in my chest and throat that I feel like I'm strangling or like I've swallowed a rock and it's stuck in my esophagus. I've been in and out of the local clinic,once in the ER within the last three months and all they can tell me is that I have anxiety. I recently lost my mother. I was her caregiver and so I've had a lot of stress for a long time. I've had three EKG's; all normal except for tachycardia.
I'm 51, hypothyroid and menopausal. About three months ago, I pulled a calf muscle and thereafter started to have severe burning cramps in my legs. For about 2 months I hobbled around with a cane. Prior to this I had also been having insomnia, diarrhea, shortness of breath, anxiety etc. The PA at the clinic thought I was overdosing on thyroid meds and vitamin D. I had been taking 5000 iu/day vitamin D and 2 grains of Naturethroid. So I stopped the the vitamin D and weaned down to about 1/4 of the Naturethroid. That's about when the tachycardia started and the strangling feeling in my throat. I realized that the medical advice I'd gotten was totally wrong and so I've started taking the vitamin D again and worked my thyroid back up to 2 grains. My blood pressure has normalized with getting back on 2 grains of Naturethroid. I've also added B-6 and calcium hydroxyapatite to my regimen which has calmed the tachycardia and given some relief to the cramps. I also take magnesium plus vitamins.
Anyway, I've been using about 250 to 325 mg/day of natural progesterone cream but this unbearable pressure in my chest just won't relent. I feel horrible. Has anyone else experienced this? Do I need to take a lot more progesterone? Please help!

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Sep 14, 2020
I have the same
by: Anonymous

These are the exact same symptoms I’m experiencing at the moment. I’ve had the shortness of breath for over a year but the throat issue came on last week prior to my period and now the pressure on my chest and difficulty breathing is even worse. I feel like my muscles are constantly contracted and is contributing to the feeling.

Please let me know if you found anything out. I am just starting out on progesterone replacement as I have tested very low for the last year. I am only 35 but am struggling to manage my symptoms. I too lost my dad in May and had a lot of anxiety the last 2 years with everything and had two little kids to care for as well. I've been in and out of the ER and get no help with figuring out what is going on. I had esophageal spasms last week but feel my throat is very tight.

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