Six months of insanity and still going...
I began using Natural Progesterone Cream back in November of 2012 for some mild pms symptoms. Within a week I felt better than I had ever in my life. I maintained that great state of well being and near euphoria until March of 2013. Up to that point I had been using half of a teaspoon of the natural progesterone every day without a break. I'm now thinking that I used too much and exhausted my adrenals as I started having hot flashes, night sweats, panic attacks, 24/7 anxiety coupled with depression, nausea, loss of appetite and so much anxious energy that I couldn't fall asleep until 6-7 o'clock in the morning. So I increased my cream to a teaspoon or more a day for 2-3 weeks until the symptoms got so horrible I couldn't stand them anymore and quit using it cold turkey. Since I quit using it I have slowly gotten a "bit" better. The panic attacks and hot sweats have ceased and with the help of an anti-anxiety drug I cannot sleep at night. However, the anxiety and depression are still there. I am no longer the person I used to be. I used to keep my house spotless and now just the thought of housework nearly sends me screaming from the house. I don't cook anymore, which I used to love doing and I feel hopeless, worthless and generally unwell. The guilt that I feel from being so useless is overwhelming and my problems are effecting my marriage. I can't for the life of me figure out what to do. My husband thinks I need an antidepressant or some other mood stabilizer drug. But I really don't want to depend on pharmaceutical meds the rest of my life. My moods swings are severe, the worst of them being the day right before my menses starts. Should I try the cream again? Only using it for two weeks of the month instead of the entire month? I know that I used too much. I read on Dr. Mercola's website that using too much can cause adrenal exhaustion. But now I'm here and I don't know what to do. Any advice would be so much appreciated. Thank you. Btw... I'm 27 years old and have a history of anorexia. Over the last 6 months however I have gained 15 pounds and do seem to have a better relationship food than I have in the past. I'm just ready to be healthy again.