please help, can't sleep because of jolt on chest, panic and fainting
by Eva verhoeven
I am 48 years old and am in perimenopause now for about 3 or 4 years. Since two years I have occasional dizzy spells when trying to sleep. Always in the week before my period. Progesterone cream helped. The last months things have gotten much worse Periods are erratic, sometimes every other week. And nights have become terrible. Every time I doze of, I jerk awake with palpitations, feeling faint and panicky. If I don't take Oxazepam I lay awake all night with dozens of these 'attacks'. The progesterone cream doesn't seem to work anymore, and after my period, these dreadful nights just continue. I am at my wits end and desperate, even thinking of trying SSRI's or other medication. I take the recommended dose of 40 mg. natural progesterone. Should i take more? Could progesterone help these symptoms?
I would be grateful for your answer.
Kindly, Eva from the Netherlands