Progesterone, Endometriosis & Depression
When I was 40 I had a tubal ligation I had been on the combined contraceptive pill for 24 years.
After my tubal ligation the surgeon told me that I had endometriosis. Because I wasn't going to be taking the pill anymore the endometriosis would probably start giving me grief and I possibly would need some intervention eg. mirena
Three months after tubal ligation, the week before my period, I had terrible backache everyday and one day of that same week I was bedridden with dizziness, nausea, frequent urination, and diarrhoea.
On going back to the specialist I was tried on several hormone treatments none of which made any difference and I started to suffer insomnia, continual bleeding, spotting, hot flushes, chills, and migraine headaches.
A year later I had endometriosis nodules rollerball lasered off my bladder.
As I wasn't keen to have a Mirena fitted I was put on Primulut-N 5mg 3 times a day. While taking this I put on 3kg, started having panic attacks and eventually suffered from depression. The specialist she was still trying to get me to have Mirena fitted.
I had heard about biodentical hormones and decided to research about them myself on the internet. After doing my research I came to the realisation that I obviously had a hormone imbalance probably caused through being on the contraceptive pill for all those years. My hormones were thrown out of balance when I suddenly stopped taking the pill.
I had nothing to lose, in the past four years I felt like I had been to hell and back. I was on antidepressants and I felt that the Primulut-N was causing too many side effects.
I weaned myself off the Primulut-N and I have been using biodentical progesterone cream for four months now. No more backache, days in bed or panic attacks. Last period was alot lighter and shorter. Also I am down to taking 1/4 of the dose of my antidepressants which I hope to be completely off soon.
I am telling my story because I feel that the progesterone cream has given me my life back and hopefully it will give others hope that have suffered like me.