My recent adventures continued….
For some reason on my original post, I no longer have an option to add another reply there.
Wray, I wanted to thank you for your help an advice and let you know that I didn't give up and stop the progesterone yet. I said I was going to give it some more time and I am.
I had great improvement yesterday and so far this morning, with just a very small amount of spotting and if the last few days of bleeding I had were my normal cycle, as I suspected, since it had started arriving around the middle of the month, then a little leftover spotting for a day or so afterwards is normal for me.
I did go to the higher amount, because I'm tired of feeling like crap and would like to feel better as fast as possible! :-) And yesterday, I felt great except for some mild breast tenderness.
I did up the Taurine to 2,000mgs and I definitely think you were on to something with the Magnesium and Vitamin D, prior to taking the magnesium even low amounts of D would cause me to feel super irritable, but that's not happening now.
Oh and I wanted to add that there was one situation in which my doctor would have helped me….and that is if I wanted to get pregnant! So, I totally understand why people with PCO are so frustrated.
I definitely DO NOT want to have more children. I am not fond of them and I had one who just recently turned 18, he and I are both happy he's my only child……and of course, even if I did want to, it's not advisable having had heart failure!!! That's some nonsense that I think the medical community needs to stop.
One other symptom that I wanted to add that I had was esophageal spasms. When I first started getting the chest pain from them, it landed me up in the cardiology unit for an EKG and they found nothing wrong. I've had gastritis in the past and have a standing order for prescription antacids, in case I need them, so I was told to try those again for awhile since it was most likely acid related.
However, I started tracking the pattern and shortly realized that when my hormones were majorly out of whack is when it would start happening, then they'd go away for awhile when things settled down. Once I started the progesterone, they got much milder and occurred less frequently. Now, I rarely get them.
Anyway, I'll keep you updated on how things go and if you have any other advice or ideas, please feel free to share!
You can also just add this to my other page, if you'd like.