Light headed dizzy and loss of motivation and pleasure
I am 49 and have had only one period in a year, I started having peri-menopause symptoms about 8 years ago but three years ago I was wrongly diagnosed with low testosterone and given testosterone cream-I ended up after three months with no periods, hair loss, anxiety and irrational anger-on retesting my testosterone levels were 10.5.
It took over a year to stabilize all of the symptoms, I started using natural progesterone about 18 months ago after reading Dr Lees book but was only using 20mg approx a day. I still found i had a lot of anxiety anger and depression, I upped the dose about a year ago and found an immediate change in mood, it was like a light going on.
I have since dropped the dose back to only about a fingernail full twice a day after reading negative press about high dose's. My husband then died very suddenly a year ago and I was plunged into horrible grief and stress, running our business after just three weeks and working sixty plus hours a week.
I upped my progesterone cream to about half a teaspoon twice a day but since then i have found it makes me light headed and dizzy and completely numbs my emotions, so I find it hard to feel any pleasure. I also struggle to get to sleep. I have also lost over 6kg in weight and only weigh 57 kg, could I in fact now be low in estrogen??
I am scared to up the progesterone cream any further as I don't want to get even worse. All blood tests for Vit D, Iron,thyroid and glucose are fine.
Any body have any advice please???