LOW THYROID, PITUITARY TUMOR and PROGESTERONE
Hi Wray, I love your website and come here at least twice a week. My story is long, I have been having one thing or another going on since I was in my early 30's. Had a hysterectomy at 35 due to prolapsed uterus and fibroids still have ovaries. It all went down hill from there.
First thing after surgery was put on Premarin then my heart started to race and flutter and was told I had mitral value prolapse then there came thyroid problems of low tsh 0.03, was given raidoactive iodine and was normal there for years and now I am getting low, last tsh was 4.84, then my prolactin level was slightly elevated for years before finding a small pituitary microadenoma and have been on a generic dostinex at 1/2 of a 0.5mg twice a week off and on since 05. Also have had severe osteoporosis, had the hip of an 85 year old woman when I was in my early 40's, have had fibrocystic breast and thyroid cyst and have had cysts on my ovary years ago.
Over the years I have been put on heart meds, thryoid meds, bone building meds, Premarin all just making me feel worse. Have also had up and back down cholesterol levels for the past few years but have refused statin drugs. I have taken it upon myself to stop all meds except the dostinex and am considering taking myself off of it. So for the past 4 years all I took was Premarin at .25 for hot flashes and have been off of it for 4 months and the generic dostinex that I am still on for now.
Anyway now to the questions. I have been on the products of nature natural woman progesterone cream now for 3 months and can see some good results but am still having some mild hot flushes, not sleeping well and some heart flutters. I have been taking 1/4 teasp. twice a day and have tried to up the dose but my heart starts to race and I can't stand it. Do you think all my problems for the past 20 years (I'm 52 now) have been due to low progesterone? Your advice would be very much appreciated. God Bless you for all you do.