Progesterone bad effects?

by Hannah
(Arizona)

Hello,

I was placed on bio-identical progesterone (troches) about a year and a half ago. I took it for the two weeks leading up to my period for three months. Almost immediately I began getting anxiety (for the first time in my life), panic attacks, and racing heart. It took me over a year after stopping to stop feeling anxiety before my period. I have been using Vitex which has worked well to increase my progesterone levels, and I was able to get pregnant but miscarried last year (I have other health issues), but while pregnant I had really strong heart palpitations daily. I have also started getting acid reflux before my period (I have read this is progesterone related).

I have read other women's stories of this happening to them, but no one has an answer as to why I got anxiety and racing heart problems. My other hormone levels are all normal.

Any answers would be greatly appreciated!

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May 17, 2018
Progesterone bad effects?
by: Joy

Hi Hannah

Troches are not the best Delivery Method as about 50% gets destroyed by the gut and liver. When not enough progesterone is used it can aggravate estrogen receptors causing anxiety and heart palpitations which are Estrogen Dominance symptoms. If you do decide to use progesterone again, please consider using a good progesterone cream such as Natpro. Usually between 100-200mg is needed, but more maybe needed to help with the heart palpitations. The body produces a lot of progesterone while pregnant, so I really am confused as to why you experienced heart palpitations while pregnant. I have never heard of Vitex increasing progesterone levels as it is slightly estrogenic.

The Anxiety and How to use Progesterone Cream pages will help you.

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