Still have Insomnia cont'
(Morgna Hill, CA U.S.A.)
I have gone up to 400 mg of progesterone of the micronized pills disolved in a cream. Have been using that strength for 3 or 4 days. Had an easy period last cycle, but this ovulation seemed worse as my breasts hurt more, more mood swings and more cravings than last month. That is why I went up in strength. In my cycle it seems every other one is worse. In my first writing to you I mentioned (I think) that when my hormones were first tested I had adrenal fatigue with very little cortisol being produced. My last test they read normal, but I still have the adrenaline rush when I get angry and the exhaustion after.I feel quick to anger and irritable. I still need to take a nap almost every afternoon. I think that is why my insomnia is still around. I feel exhausted at night and fall asleep quick, but then I wake up worrying, and kind of amped. Can it still be an adrenal problem even though my levels tested normal? By the way, I had the saliva test, which tested my levels 4 times a day. One more question- I eat pretty decently. I have whole wheat toast with peanut butter on it for breakfast, usually a salad or eggs for lunch and then meat, veggie and more salad for dinner. I also juice kale, a lemon and an apple in the afternoon. But about twice a week sometimes 3 times, I will have a sugar treat, sometimes pizza. Is that going to cancel out the effects of the progesterone? My coffee intake is 12 oz in the morning. Once in awhile I will have a decaff late from Starbucks. I have tried to eat low carb and my depression got worse. When i force myself to eat "perfectly" I want to scream! I have read the nutrition page already. I just received my first 3 pack of Natpro and will be using it after my pills run out. My dad sent some money, yay dad! Thanks again soooooo much for all your help! You must spend so much of your life answering our questions, and I just am so very grateful for you! I thank God at night for you and your willingness to help people for FREE! Not many people will do that these days. Like I've said, you have helped me more than this ding dong hormone dr I paid way to much! And still owe, ugh! Anyway, thanks for listening....