Feel like I am constantly about to start my period
I'm 45 years old, and just starting out on this hormone crazy trail. I have had the blood tests done, and during luteal phase was .5. Yes, that is point 5. Basically I guess I don't make any. I have a pituitary adenoma, and had to have progesterone shots when I was in my 20's to start my cycles. Thyroid showed slightly low, so on one grain of Armour. Vitamin D was low, so now taking 10,000 iu a day. I got the typical 30grm or cream in morning. 100gm pill at night, which I was told would only deliver about 10mg into system. My memory is non existent , I have started stammering and lose words (prior to starting meds).
After reading your boards, and reading everything I can find, I think I have been in peri-menopause for 20 years. Anxiety to the point of going to the ER thinking I was having a heart attack. Selective mutism, shaking hands, sweating, horrible cravings and weight gain. Hair like straw. This is for the last 20 years. I've been to every "ologist" there is. Shrinks , Cognitive behavior therapy, acupuncture, EFT, chanting, meditation, Xanax , adderall, cymbalta, Effexor , Wellbutrin, buspirion, clonizapam, vyvance, seroquel, lactimal ....you get the idea. I think because of my age at the time, no one looked at my hormones. This is all over a 20+ year time period.
I have started to up my does of progesterone, per your opinion. My hormone doc disagrees.
I am bloated and swollen, have gained 5 pounds (been on prog for about 3 and a half weeks. She wanted me to take 1% estradiol as well, I did for three days, but felt like my ovaries were going to explode, so she said to stop the estrogen.
I ordered your cream, and I am going to do 60 gm morning, 60 gm afternoon, and 60 gm evening of cream.
My question is: Why do I constantly feel like I'm going to start my period. Every day since I started prog, I feel like I'm going to start at any moment. I'm stuck on that cliff, and I hate it. Will upping the does get rid of it? Is doing 60/60/60 a good idea? Please help. I can't even speak to people because I stammer and lose words. Praying you have something to tell me.