Fibroids inside the uterus

by Ingrid Scott
(Virginia, US)

Hi Wray, I am 50 years old. For a while now I had heavy periods, but mostly only during the first 3 days. I was used to it. But then at the end of last year I started to get strong pain with my period which I was not used to.

I knew from a CT Scan that I have a fibroid on top of my uterus. So I went to the Gyn and I got an ultrasound and they discovered several other fibroids inside the uterus. They also did a biopsy and found no cancer. For my Gyn that was it. He didn't really suggest anything, maybe the ablation, but I didn't want to do that since it wouldn't help with the fibroids and also because of my age. He suggested Mirena, but I had read about that before and didn't want that either.

Well, after that my next period came after 3 months. But during those 3 months I had mild pelvic pains on and off, tearing of my right eye (went away on its own), nightsweats (but that went away), strange pain in my jaw sometimes in the lower jaw, sometimes in the upper jaw, right or left (that went away after 6 months).

I seldom sleep through the night anymore, I wake up and it takes a long time till I fall asleep again, then chest pain in my left side, which really scared me. At first I thought, I probably did something to pull a muscle, but it didn't go away. Sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night and have chest pain, that was very scary. I also feel jittery inside often.

So we went to Urgent Care on day and they did a EKG, couldn't find anyting but I was told to follow up with a doctor. She wanted me to have a stress test. I was not allowed to exercise in the meantime.
I was very nervous about that appointment. And a few days before I started to wake up every night with chest pain. I finally had my stress test, but my husband had to drive me, I was so stressed out about that.

She could only tell me that my EKG was normal, I had to wait a week for the results at my doctors. There is nothing wrong with my heart, she said. I asked, but what about that pain? It's anxiety. She asked me about exercise. I am on the Eliptical every day. She offered Xantax which I could take when I need it, but I refused. I asked if this could be hormonal imbalance. She said, could be, but she doesn't like to prescribe hormones, unless the women want to. So far I have taken homoeopathic remedies for my problem (Anxiety and sleepnessness). I also started to take Valerian for sleeping. But in the last days I'd noticed that I am very short of breath, that scared me too. Last night I didn't take the Valerian and today it is a bit better. So I think maybe it had something to do with the Valerian. I hope so. I also take a blood pressure medication.

I have read everything on your website, read the books of Dr. Lee and I would like to use Progesterone Cream USP. But I would like to do this under a doctor's care. My husband is retired millitary and it seems that I can't get any help from those doctors. Also because of the dosage, with my irregular periods now, I just don't know how much and which days. I am just scared to mess up everything even more than what it is right now. I had some mild hot flashes, but that doesn't bother me that much, since always sweat with the lightest chore.

Many people seem to like the cream, but than I read something that this is still a hormone and you have to be careful. I just don't know what to do. But I don't want my life to be like this. Right now the worst is the anxiety, shortness of breath and jittery feeling inside. Sorry this is so long. Please can you advice me? Thank you very much for your help.

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Aug 04, 2010
Fibroids inside the uterus
by: Wray

Hi Ingrid As you're 50 you are now in peri-menopause, for more info on this please see our page Peri-menopause. Excess oestrogen causes Fibroids, please have a look at this page. Oestrogen is a mitogen, causing cells to divide and multiply, hence it's affect on fibroid tissue. It?s also an excitatory hormone, and a known initiator of inflammation. The pain you felt is caused by prostaglandins, they cause uterine muscles to contract. Progesterone is a calming, anti-inflammatory hormone and suppresses both oestrogen and the prostaglandins. It appears you have excess oestrogen, and a lack of progesterone and tryptophan. This amino acid is the precursor to serotonin which is the precursor to melatonin, our sleep hormone. A lack of tryp causes a tight chest, a breathless feeling, insomnia, anxiety, depression and more. Progesterone does raise serotonin levels, GABA too, which also causes anxiety, panic attacks, plus nervousness and jitteriness if too low. Please see our page on Anxiety. If blood glucose drops too fast it also causes depression, anxiety, hot flushes, jitteriness, nervousness. Please avoid all carbs at night, all of them, in fact it's better to avoid them at all times. No grains or anything made from them, no sweet fruit or root vegetables, no sweet fruits, nothing containing sugar in any form. If blood glucose drops too low over night the adrenals get a message to produce adrenaline. This is the body's fail safe mechanism to bring blood glucose levels back up. It does this by stimulating the liver to release glycogen, our stored glucose. But adrenaline causes a tight chest, jitteriness, the heart to race, blood pressure to go up and more. Which of course wakes us! This is why they found nothing wrong with your heart, it was merely responding to adrenaline. The amino acid taurine is calming and vital for the heart, I suggest you take between 2000-5000mg/day. I do believe progesterone will help you, you'll need between 100-200mg per day. But as you have excess oestrogen, in all probability you'll get oestrogen dominance symptoms when first using it, most disconcerting when it occurs! For more info please see our page on Oestrogen Dominance. I would suggest using the higher amount to overcome this quickly. I can't advise you on a doctor who understands progesterone or using a progesterone cream, they are few and far between. I can only suggest you try it yourself, the cream is the best delivery method, for more info please see our page Progesterone application methods. Take care Wray

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