Q - Oral Bio-Identical Progesterone
I'm 47 and have been suffering from perimenopause symptoms for quite some time. Some days (or a week if I'm lucky) I feel wonderful and like myself, but most of the time I feel terrible and have to push through my days. I typically do not have a problem falling asleep, but often do not sleep soundly or I wake way too early (4am seems to be the magic number) and cannot get back to sleep.
My symptoms vary from month to month but I'm constantly tired, often foggy-brained, forgetful, and sometimes cannot articulate what I want to say. My energy level is so low most days that it makes me wonder if something is horribly wrong with me. I've had some mild depression, and also anxiety. I have mood swings and never know from morning to morning how I'm going to feel when I wake up... happy and ready to tackle the day, or angry at the world and hating everyone.
I'm still having regular cycles, exercise every day, and do not have a weight problem. All my bloodwork is perfect although I haven't had blood taken for hormone levels. My doctor wants to put me on bio-identical oral progesterone, 150mg a day every day except for the first 3 days of my period. He chose oral because he said it will help with sleep. Does this sound like the right solution?