Massive energy rush + insomnia
I'm 35 and had surgery for endometriosis (as well as three hellish months of Lupron) two years ago. I can't tolerate the Pill (I bloat horribly, break out and am a demon to everyone I know), so I'm looking for natural ways to raise my progesterone while lowering my estrogen (I'm obviously estrogen dominant).
When I use the cream, even the tiniest little bit (I'm talking a little more than a pin head), I get a rush of energy that lasts all day and night. I can't sleep. I feel really fantastic and my IBS is non-existant, but I have to be able to sleep.
I've read this reaction is due to the waking of estrogen receptors. It takes about two or three cycles for the body to adjust...but I can't endure that long without proper sleep (with which I already have plenty of issues).
I've read that I'm supposed to up my consumption of phytoestrogens (soy, etc.) to ease the rush of energy and ensuing insomnia, but this sounds counterproductive.
Ideas? Advice? Alternatives to progesterone cream? What about maca?