Still worse symptoms
Hi there-Dionna here again on behalf of my daughter. We need a little more advice.
She is definitely on a roller coaster which has been very rough as expected but as time goes on it seems the anxiety and depression levels keep getting much worse than prior to starting the cream. Some anger stuff too off and on but the anxiety and depression are at equal high levels-a feeling different than she has ever experienced. One usually dominates over the other. Nothing she typically uses (natural remedies) to keep things manageable are working.
The guess work and new protocol is a source of stress too. It is making her afraid to go up in dose and even keep taking it. We got the test kit a few days ago but she cannot do the test until day 19 of this menstrual cycle, so it will be a while before we know anything.
Her current dose is at about 300-350 a day. 150, 50, 150.
Considering her severe symptoms-what would you say is a good amount for her? Would she see less severity in symptoms if she makes a big jump? Is there an upper limit?
Also her period is due-actually a day overdue. She had a severe spell with cramps earlier today that went away. She hadn't taken the cream yet and it was well over the 13hour window. Should she take even more than whatever dose she is on during her period each month?
She has recently started taking some of the supplements you mentioned here on this site (Inositol, Taurine, Glycine). Hoping that will help-not sure how long before she would feel the effects. She was already using a topical GABA that helps her sleep before using the progesterone cream. You mentioned one needs to be careful with it. With the cream should she lower her dose of the GABA?
Sorry for so many questions but I am desperately trying to help her manage this. At this stage she is totally miserable and unable to function. Unable to eat much at all with the elevated anxiety. Her circadian rhythm is still way off so not much productive sleep.
I know everyone is different-but in general do most people experience continued slight improvement as time goes on - or will it usually remain this bad until suddenly it is totally better?
We are certainly not expecting all her symptoms to go away quickly-but we at least need to get her to a level where she can function until they do go away.
Any help you can give us is highly appreciated!!