In Desperate Need of Help!!
I am a 33 year old female in need of some relief. I was just diagnosed has having subclinical hyperthyroidism. TSH level being 0.001. So I thought maybe this was the reason for my troubles.
I have been skinny all of my life. Started my period at age 12. They were heavy and painful cramps. At age 16, I started having heart palpitations. My heart was never investigated, the MD stated my heart was just misfiring. At age 18, I started having very irregular periods and was put on birth control pills, which I thought seemed to help. For awhile I felt ok, during my college years. Then, started having anxiety issues and was put on Zoloft 50mg at age 21. Was on birth control until I got married and decided to start a family. Got off and in about 6 months got pregnant at age 26. Pregnancy went ok, but in the end I had alot of swelling and felt bad. Afterwards I got back on birth control, started having bad headaches, lots of bloating, and painful bowel movements. Changed to a different type of birth control, thought I was feeling better and then it happened again. Went through 3 different pills over 4 year span.
I finally decided I had enough of birth control and decided to get off completely. The headaches stopped for awhile, still had the bloating and painful bowel movements. Its been going on 3 years since I completely got off birth control. I feel terrible even off the pill. I stay bloated, horrible headaches (sometimes migraines) painful breasts, mood swings, very painful bowel movements during my period, no libido, and for the last 3 months, I have had a period every 2 weeks. I have had the worse acne I have ever had in my life. I also feel like I never urinate enough. I go to my GYN again and get this, she wants to put me on a strong estrogen pill. No way!!! I do believe I have endometriosis, my mother had it. Why am I not being listened to? I keep telling my GYN that I do not feel well.
I also weaned off the Zoloft to 25mg with no major withdrawel symptoms, it took me 6 months.
Is my thyroid to blame? Do I have a progesterone deficiency? I started doing research on the internet and found out about progesterone. I started one week ago with a progesterone cream I got from another web site. Already, I feel better. The bloating has gone away. Was it the right choice? How much should I put on? I weigh 125lbs. The cream I have is Progensa 20. It provides 20mg per pump and 480mg per ounce. Made by AllVia. Is this enough? Is your product better? Is there a such thing as a build up of progesterone in the fat and eventually you have too much progesterone? Did long term use of birth control pills get me all messed up? I just wanna feel better.