PALPITATIONS ON PROGESTERONE CREAM
I'm 38, non diabetic, don't eat gluten sugar and carbs come from veggies for me, I cook everything from scratch. I had cortisol tested twice in the last year, one with dexamethasone suppression, it's normal.
I have put on weight disproportionally since being put on the progesting only pill in 2019 which I stopped in february 2020. By augustu 2020 things seemed to be back to normal but come january 2021 same symptoms, long pms, weight that comes up in thighs bum and sides (and upper arms). Which is what prompted me to llook into things and checking my labs estrogen dominance was confirmed.
I read contrasting opinions about it. I started personally taking progesterone cream during this cycle as my values for oestradiol and progesterone during luteal peak showed marked estrogen dominance. (ratio was 78:1). It wasn't that progesterone was low but oestradiol on day 21 was higher than top range for ovulaion times (66nmol / 20.7ng progesterone, 1000pmol / 275pg oestradiol).
I started off on day 15 of my cycle which should have been ovulation with 40mg am and pm. Everything was dandy till 3 days ago (cycle day 23) when I started "noticing my heartbeat" for lack of a better word. My pms sore boobs which I seemed to have escaped this month (they arrive by day 20) started as well
My glucose in the morning would also be super high, like diabetes level of high even if i'm not (6+mmol when i'm usually in the 4s) which made me think cortisol?
I tried adding prog cream mid afternoon in the last 2 days going up to 100mg/120mg but nothing changes.
Notice I had none of these symptoms in PMS or at any point during my cycle before. Sore boobs and irritability were there but the physical jitter like all my body is constantly tensed ready to run it's very much of a first. Falling asleep is hard, i wake up multiple times at night.
Some say reduce the progesterone, some say increase significantly the dose, I would just like to know for those who experienced the situation what worked for them?