I have always experienced really bad PMS, depression and other symptoms which have worsened in recent years. I am now 43 and have recently been diagnosed with an egg-sized fibroid, which because of its position, the doctors say they cannot do anything about unless I have a hysterectomy. I really want to avoid this and so I am currently on 15mg progestins daily for 21 days to control almost constant bleeding. Obviously, this is not ideal, but it allows me to function.
However, in the last 6 months have experienced a monthly dramatic increase in the heaviness of bleeding, but also what I now understand to be a monthly worsening and increase in the amount of estrogen dominant symptoms - to the point where I now have constant PMS and daily symptoms which change and come and go including nerve twiches, electric current sensations, rheumatic pains, headaches, dizziness, IBS, hair loss, acne, pigmented blotchy skin, pins and needles, bloating, shooting pains, night sweats, sleeplessness, palpitations, shakes, mood swings, ear problems, painful dry eyes, urinary tract pain, etc etc, the list goes on.
I have been on Natpro cream for just 2 weeks and already have a big improvement in my night sweats, back pain and no diarroah (even during my period week when I'm off the cream!) and I was previously getting back pain almost daily. This gives me hope!
I have had absolutely no help from my GP or gynae in finding out what these symptoms were and why they worsened so rapidly over a few months. I have done all the research myself and was so relieved to find some of the answers online. I would REALLY like to understand why these symptoms suddenly became so bad - could my progesterone level have dropped so suddenly over the last few months? Do you have any suggestions or experience of this from others?
Also, I desperately need reassurance that many, if not all of the above symptoms will be alleviated in time by the cream, as I am currently in a complete mess and can't work or function normally as the symptoms are so debilitating.
I have also read that progesterone cream can shrink fibroids and so help with heavy periods. I am praying that in a few months / years I will be able to stop using the oral progestins altogether and just stick to the cream and avoid having to have a hysterectomy. Do you have any experience of this being possible?
I'm so grateful to have found your site and this cream, which I am purchasing through a distributor here in the UK.
I would be grateful for any advice, reassurance you can offer and hope that this post helps others with weird symptoms like mine.
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