just starting out. .
I just started taking 20mg of progestall a week ago for symptoms that I've had since my first cycle after having my baby. For over a year now, I've started spotting 3-5 days before each period which I thought was due to breastfeeding...but I stopped 8 months ago), I've had severe depression, foggy thinking, thinning hair, insomnia, fatigue, increasing belly fat , and been very irritable. Also I don't take BC and don't have to worry about getting pregnant. .
My Dr did bloodwork and the only thing abnormal was low progesterone. On day 15 of a 30 day cycle my level was less than .5 ng.
my Dr sent me on my way with nothing so I decided to take care of things myself. So far, my mood seems better...I'm sleeping better. But I've gained 5 lbs in a week (I'm already overweight so that sucks)
I like feeling not crazy but I cannot gain more weight. Will things balance out?
oh just a note: my depression set in hard in day 3 of my cycles..day 1 and 2 I usually feel great. Is that odd? Is that low progesterone related?