Help needed, pretty please!
(Kalama, WA, USA)
Hello, I am sorry this is so long but I want to make sure I don't leave anything out. On my 49th birthday in January of this year all heck broke loose with perimenopausal symptoms. I had skipped my periods in October and November and had pretty heavy one that started on Christmas day. On January 13th, I started my period again with severe nausea, dry heaves, diarhhea and occasional vomitting. I also began having internal tremors, electric shocks at night that would jar me awake, cold flashes, extreme fatigue, burning tongue and tongue coating, joint pain and mental fog. I was already experiencing insomnia, loss of libido, hair loss and occasional night sweats. My period stopped but the symptoms did not, most debilitating was the nausea, internal tremors,and fatigue. In Feb. I made an appt with my dr. which was stressful as I do not have insurance after being laid off in Sept. 2012. She started me on oral Estradiol 1 mg and OTC (Source naturals brand)Progesterone cream 1/2 tsp twice per day which equates to 88mg of progesterone daily with this brand. I felt better after about 4 days and that lasted 2 weeks, then the symptoms returned, again with the nausea, internal tremors, and fatigue being most debilitating. I also started experiencing anxiety which was new to me. I was pretty sure I was dying! I found your website and stopped the estradiol on my own, I was on it about 3 weeks. My doctor agreed and we upped the progesterone cream to approx 110mg per day. After about 6 weeks I began to feel better, using the cream through March, April and May with no breaks. I felt about 90% back to normal. In early April, I had a saliva test done by ZRT Labs which showed my Estrogen at 2 and progesterone at 1400, so a 700:1 ratio. In June, I took a break when I had my period and the symptoms returned in mid June which also coincided with my daughter's graduation, a stressful time for me. Again, the nausea, internal tremors and fatigue being the worst. I resumed my cream (now using NatPro) at 100-140mg daily. I ran out of NatPro and had to start using ProGest (still 100-140mg per day) as your cream was back ordered both times I tried to order it. I have been battling all the symptoms plus now OCD obsessing about my symptoms, more night sweats, bloating and some mild hot flashes since mid June with no let up. I have lost 30 lbs and am about at my wits end. I don't want to take HRT. I do take Vit D 5,000mg, A multi Vit., and Zofran for the nausea as needed as well as my progesterone cream. Ginger doesn't touch it nor did Promethazine. The Zofran keeps me from vomitting but I still feel like garbage all the time. Is this still estrogen dominance after 7 months? Should I just bite the bullet and increase my progesterone? To what amount and should I use it straight throught again for 3 months? Please help me, Wray! My doctor is stumped and I can't afford her anyway. Thank you for your time and this awesome website. I will be back on Nat Pro as soon as you have stock available. Kathy