I am 43 and I just used your progesterone at about 180 mg per day for the whole time in between my cycle (instead of for the last 14 days). I could not tell that I was getting my period and I usually get PMS depressive symptoms. I was so happy. But then my period started on November 9 and I had terrible anxiety. Now I have just finished my period and I have terrible depression, fatigue and anxiety.
This month, I planned to try using it from ovulation out to 14 days but my cycle runs anywhere from 23 to 25 days. Since it is not exact each month, how do I know what day is ovulation in order to use the cream for the last 14 days starting on ovulation?
In addition, I still have not gotten a saliva test but I do have a blood test which says my Progesterone is .44 ng/mL and my estradiol is 42 pg/mL. It was taken on 10/18/10, which was the first day of my period. Is this enough information to tell me how off my progesterone levels are? I am so nervous about using too much progesterone. I also have a blood test that was done on 10/15/10 that says my progesterone was 3.6 ng/mL.
My Vitamin D levels were checked and my 25 OH Total is 55 ng/mL; my D3, 25 OH is 55 and my D2, 25 OH is <4. I have been taking 5,000 IU of D3. I think this number is now fine (It used to be 28). Would I keep taking the supplemental D3 or stop now that it is 55?
Also, my Vitamin B12 was also checked at that time and it went down to 360 pg/mL from 435 the last time it was checked. But when I try to take B vitamins, I get palpitations. Can progesterone help increase these levels?
My tsh level was low at .29 on 10/18 but then it was tested on 11/9 and it was normal at .41. I had just used the progesterone for one cycle. Could that have regulated my thyroid that quickly? Unfortunately, I still have depression, anxiety, fatigue and some insomnia but I am praying that the progesterone will help me. I just wish I could get a doctor to do a true progesterone test so I know I don't use too much. I pray that as I continue using the progesterone cream at the right amount that my symptoms will improve. But each time I try to ask a doctor about using more progesterone, they don't seem to want me to go above 50 to 100 mg per day. Can you advise?
Thanks for your help.