Natural Progesterone Made me Feel Like me Again...
Hi all, I am 36 and for the last ten years I have been trying to find answers for why I have been so unwell and so 'not myself anymore'. I fell pregnant early in life (14 years old) and then went onto the depo pervero needle (after my child was born) as a contraceptive that I wouldn't forget to take. Ever since that needle went into my body I have not been the same.
First I started putting on weight, I started getting angry and stressed. I stopped taking the needle and didn't have a regular hassle free period from then until today, that is 20 years! In the past 20 years I have not taken a contraceptive of any sort because of the damage I felt was done by the depo needle, I just felt that it was very bad for me.
I was diagnosed with PCOS when I went to a local GP asking why I was so fat and growing a beard, chest hair and arm hair even though the tests say my hormone levels were in the 'normal' range (normal for who??). The Drs didn't do the tests correctly, wouldn't listen to what I had to say, told me to take the pill and metformin and start riding a push bike.
I have been getting hemiplegic migraine with aura for seven years so thank Good I didn't listen to the Drs and take the pill or I would most likely be dead now from a stroke.
I first read about natural progesterone in a hormone book by Dr Sandra Cabot. I took it with me to my Dr and she rolled her eyes and told me it was nonsence, my hormone levels were 'normal'.
I stopped getting my period for months at a time and would then get my period for a whole month with crippling pains in the second and third day.
I hit 125kg and could feel inside that I was likely to die very early, from something that can be prevented if only the Drs would listen to me. I got desperate, my back pain from arthritis from my nursing career peaked, I was depressed, anxious every second of the day, withdrawn, too self focussed to enjoy being out in the world with people. I knew I needed help really really bad. I once had a dream that I could be a dancer. That girl felt dead to me now.
I tried other Drs but all had the same answers for me. They tend to believe that natural progesterone has no place in treating PSOS. But recently a wonderful lady put me on to a hormal Dr near me and after I begged her she agreed to try me on natural progesterone (30mg a day) for three months.
I found this site and quickly increased the cream to 100mg twice daily so I didn't get oestrogen dominace for the three months, and I feel diffetent.
It's been only two weeks and you would not believe it! I have not been able to sleep without pain meds for my back in years- no more meds! I feel adventerous!! I feel creative again!! I think of something fun to do AND I have the energy to go and do it!! TWO WEEKS on natural progesterone cream. I feel happier, less anxiety. I still feel nervous energy about things but it is more like excitement not impending doom.
I'm cutrently detoxing my liver at the same time so my energy levels would also be from this. The Dr said I have a fatty liver now too.
But I'm on my way!!! 😊😊😊😊