Felt like I was going mental
Hi Wray, Am so glad I found your web site it has saved me. I am 42 years old with 2 girls. I had a hysterectomy (did not take ovaries) 3 years ago, due to excessive bleeding and fibroids. Facial hair was a problem, had absoloutely no libido, temper was going through the roof. (Felt like I was going mental).
I discovered a company that deals with Bio identical hormones. The Doctor of this company asked for a blood test and it was revealed that I had a very low or no progesterone at all. On 18/5/10 they started me on a 40mg cream to rub on skin, this also started the estrogen receptors going on high alert (I felt absoloutely dreadful) they advised me to increase the amount to 60mg, I still felt horrid (had some heart palpitations). I was on the verge of giving up. I then found this web sight and after reading some of the stories of people not taking enough cream, I started to play with the cream myself and I have just increased the amount to 100mg. The next morning I got up feeling a bit light headed, slight headache also a bit of an anxious feeling in stomach. But my energy levels were great, mental outlook was fantastic and libido returned overnight.
I don't know whether to increase it a bit more, will the side effects eventually go away? When I rang the hormone centre was told you may just get used to the side effects. Am not sure whether to increase amount or not. Help.