(Dana Point CA)
I'm 44 years old and I've been taking progesterone for two years. This began because of bad PMS. The first doc I had was very aggressive with meds started with 100mg tabs plus two times a day cream then up to 200mg tabs then sub-lingual when needed. This continued for one year with having a couple of dizzy spells. I decided to cut down. I went to a different doc who said I was way over medicated and cut down only to cream two times a day. This lasted about 6 months until more serious health symptoms set in. My stomach became bloated shortness of breath heart palps... fatigue and nervousness.
Had a full check up blood was picture perfect. I exercise a lot and found myself getting out of beath and my heart racing. I went off the meds completely advice from MD. All at this time I was researching my agony everything pointed to adrenal crash/fatigue. I recovered in about a month. Just recently I had my saliva test done and had a new doctor prescribe 100mg prog. plus testosterone cream 1 1/2 months into it... 10 days early on my period and the horrible symptoms start again.
I really don't want to go off the prog. for beneficial reasons but this is a nightmare I feel horrible. Going to the heart doc tomorrow but I know that it's going to check out fine. The shortness off breath, has never happened to me before. I saw this blog that stated to up my dose... hasn't helped! Sorry for the long story but I don't want to feel this way anymore!