Is it ok to use an SSRI and Progesterone cream?
Unfortunately I had a miscarriage with my twin boys at 14.5 weeks. It was the most physically and emotionally traumatic thing I have ever experienced. Approximately 4 weeks later, I suffered a severe panic attack which I have never suffered from in my life. My anxiety was through the roof 24/7, my mind was racing, I couldn't sleep and I felt as if I was losing my mind.
My doctor put me on Paroxetine and a whole cocktail of drugs. I had a reaction to the cocktail of drugs so decided to only try the paroxetine and the Lorazepam as needed. The Paroxetine took a few weeks to help with my anxiety and I do feel a little better but feel as if I am in a dream all day. As if reality is not reality..I hate this feeling, it causes me to feel anxious and so it's just like a rollercoaster I'm on. I just want to feel normal again :(
I have PCOS and decided to do a saliva test which showed my progesterone level is extremely low. I know that progesterone is the bodies natural anti-stress and anti-depressant so am wondering if that is why I have been suffering these attacks?
I am going to start using bio identical progesterone cream and multi vitamins etc., in the hope that this will be my miracle cure...I am hoping I can start this whilst trying to wean myself off my anti-depressant. I have only been taking 20mg of paroxetine for the past 7 weeks.
Has anyone got any advice or had any experience?