Sleep is still an issue on progesterone cream
I am 43 and about 6 months ago I started having insomnia, anxiety, mild depression, heart palpitations - it went on for a few weeks and I went to see a menopause doctor. Based on my symptoms and an initial consultation (no tests) she prescribed a compounded progesterone cream, 10mg twice a day.
I began seeing an improvement, slowly, over 4-6 weeks.
After 6 weeks she upped my dose, at 20mg twice a day.
Symptoms improved even more, slowly, my sleep became so much better, no anxiety, I was my old happy self.
This went on for a month or two and then I had a stressful few weeks with work and other things that happened in my life and slowly all my symptoms came back: very sore breasts, sleep disturbances, anxiety, heart palpitations.
I upped my dose on her advice, I am now on 80mg per day, split morning and night.
It has been about a week on this dose and I am not having any relief.
I know the general advise is to increase even more, but I am kind of scared to do that.
I just can't figure out how I was doing so well on a small dose of 20mg twice a day and now even this higher dose doesn't seem to help.
I would appreciate any advice.