Fibromyalgia and progesterone
by Diane Fleming-Myers
My diagnosis with Fibromyalgia left me with very little hope that I would ever feel good or function without pain again. My rheumatologist was content to put me on an antidepressant for pain and call it a day.
I still had pain and the third week of my menstrual cycle was hellish. I could not sleep and suffered both joint and muscle pain. On my own, I began to see how people were treating themselves with progesterone for pain relief. Anxious to try anything to help myself I bought a creme and rubbed it right into the areas that hurt... lo and behold, the pain decreased and eventually stopped.
My rheumatologist was dumbfounded. I am well. The end.