I have been suffering every since I went very hypothyroid following the birth of my daughter. I see a functional md who optimized my thyroid medication and nutritional deficiencies, but I still felt like I was swimming upstream.
My cycles were erratic, as well, as my moods...mostly related to my cycle. I went on prozac to deal with the moods, but it didn't help the other symptoms. I have low cortisol, heart palpitations, brain fog, and awful fatigue, despite a good nights sleep. Some months are better than others.
Spotting, and missing my period, prompted a visit to the OBGYN, who said my hormone levels are postmenopausal. However, I'm 42, and not technically menopausal, so she prescribed a progesterone cream. I am estrogen dominant, even though I am deficient in both hormones. Well, I feel like my symptoms have gotten worse since starting the cream, now, I am reading about receptors waking up? Should I increase the dose to 100mg? How long should I do it for? How long will these worsening symptoms last? Can anyone give me some insight? Right now, she has me taking 40 mg a day.