Progesterone and Dizziness

by Meredith

Hi Wray!
I am 46 and just started Bio Identical Progesterone Therapy two months ago. My doc started me on 12.5mg in the am and 25mg before bed. The next morning I awoke feeling clear and my vision was bright with no fuzzing lines as before. I thought I was on cloud nine! Well... the next day was horrible; I developed this heavy depression. It felt like a huge dark cloud was sitting on my shoulders all day long. I called the doc and begged for some relief. He took me off of the 37.5mg per day and started me on a 3.25mg sublingual pill once every evening. This took several weeks to feel better. After 5 weeks I have upped my dosage to 6.25mg sublingual every night. I have been on the 6.25mg for 5 days now and still feel dizzy and swimmy head during the day. It seems to happen in the first half of my cycle. After I ovulate; I feel better. I am confused as my dosage seems REALLY LOW compared to what you are suggesting to your readers. I am also on 300mg Magnesium, 5,000iu Vitamin D and a multi vitamin everyday. Do you have any suggestions to helping me rid this dizzy anxious feeling??

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Nov 06, 2013
Progesterone and Dizziness
by: Wray

Hi Meredith The first day, and in some women the first month of using a low amount of progesterone, can produce the cloud nine feelings. But if too low, as yours was, Oestrogen Dominance sets in. Oral progesterone, be it capsules or sublingual pills, is the least effective Delivery system, "The liver and gut region removed a mean of 96 per cent of the progesterone entering these tissues", see here. Please consider changing to a progesterone cream and using far more. You’re in Peri-menopause now, when I’ve found far more is needed than if younger. Please have a Anxiety. Take care Wray

Nov 07, 2013
by: Meredith

Good Morning Wray!
I agree with you that my Progesterone dosage is too low. I have an appt with the Dr. Next week to discuss this. I am most concerned about my anxiety. What would you recommend I take? I'm in front of people all day long and in social situations that are unbearable sometimes. I need to take the edge off but don't want to resort to Xanax. I have been taking about 3G of Inositol but that does not do the trick.... Your help is much appreciated!
Take Care

Nov 15, 2013
by: Wray

Hi Meredith We do have an Anxiety page you could look through. It gives a list of nutrients which all help. Do you eat wheat and other grains? As these can cause anxiety, maybe try stopping them. Take care Wray

Oct 30, 2015
Progesterone and Dizziness
by: Meredith

Good Evening! It has been two years since this post and I have lots to say about the many changes that I have been through. Since my last post I got off of the sub-lingual progesterone and onto a cream progesterone. I started off using one click 3.25mg in the am and two clicks at night (6.5mg). I was on this regimen for two years and felt pretty good. I also take Natural Desiccated Thyroid, 300mg Magnesium, 5,000 IU Vit D, 1,000 Vit C, 800mg Folic Acid, Vit E, Probiotic 15 billion, CoQ10, L-Lysine, and 2mg cortisol daily.
Its weird as I upped my thyroid meds about two weeks ago due to worsening symptoms. I also upped my progesterone by one click at night (3.25mg). I felt HORRIBLE today... I felt like I was going to pass out most of the morning. Then I got a headache this afternoon and am very anxious since I have to travel out of town in a week for work and cannot imagine functioning like this in front of customers. I feel like I am at my wits end and have even thought of having my ovaries removed. What are your thoughts?
Just FYI... when I started this protocal two years ago, I was on a higher dose of progesterone but in the pill form that made me really depressed and heavy feeling. So that is why I have had such a slow increase with my cream. I believe what I am taking is Prometrium. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Bless you!!

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