Peri menopausal with crashing fatigue
I am a 45-year-old woman, one year ago I had a mental and physical breakdown after much stress. I had adrenal burnout and ended up, after many many doctors appointments, finally being diagnosed with Hashimoto's (now underneath control with diet changes). I take all the right supplements recommended on this site with good levels of vitamin D and I'm about to start a progesterone and cream.
I have also been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Approximately 50% of the time, mostly before my period and during my period, I have a fatigue that is so bad I can hardly get out of bed, funny enough though, because of my great diet and clean lifestyle I guess, my brain is working perfectly clear.
After changing my diet and going gluten dairy and sugar free a lot of my anxiety has dissipated. I feel now that all I'm left with is some sort of major hormonal imbalance. Doctors put me on low-dose of DHEA and a very low dose of progesterone cream which I don't think will be enough after looking at this site, I think I will have to go out and buy a stronger version.
I guess I just want some reassurance on how to use the cream when I get it. Am I right in ascertaining that I can probably use it for a few months straight to get my levels up? Or should I stick to the last two weeks of my cycle?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.