Guidance for dizziness
I am 31 and now 9 months postpartum. When I became pregnant I immediately felt like I was walking on a boat and dizzy 24/7. I was light sensitive, sound sensitive, and foggy headed as well. I felt like this all of first trimester but it slowly burned out and around mid second trimester I felt normal again and then felt great for the rest of my pregnancy. When I had my son I still felt great and was doing well breastfeeding. Exactly 6 weeks postpartum the feels I had first trimester all came back and I was very confused. The symptoms were the same 24/7.
I kept getting brushed off as hormones and anxiety which I definitely was very anxious to be feeling that way all the time. I gave up breastfeeding hoping my hormones would stabilize but it did not go away. I went to the ENT and was diagnosed with Vestibular Migraines in a chronic form. I guess that makes sense as hormone changes (pregnancy, postpartum) can cause migraines.
I have been taking 500 mg of magnesium and 400 mg of b2 and doing the migraine diet. I saw a huge reduction of symptoms doing this protocol after a month. Now the last few weeks I have had my symptoms come back so I have started a migraine preventative in hopes it will break the cycle.
However, I have been having periods since September (stopped breastfeeding in June) but my cycles are VERY long. I question if I am even ovulating. All of my blood work (I have had lots) is normal as far as thyroid, vitamins, glucose, etc. I have had my hormones checked a few times. In October even on day 28 of my cycle my estrogen was 58 pg/mL and my progesterone was <0.5 ng/ML. I ended up getting my period only 10 days after that blood test. I can't imagine even if I did ovulate the next day that I had ample progesterone.
My cycles used to be normal and then I went on the pill for years. I got off 6 months before getting pregnant and my cycles were long and irregular but I still managed to get pregnant but had a horrible first trimester as mentioned above.
So I am foggy, dizzy, and anxious all the time. I feel like my hormones are the root cause of this.
I would love guidance as to how to use the progesterone cream (how much, when to use it)? Could using it help get me on track?