Thyroid, adrenal fatigue, epilepsy..
I’ve always had irregular periods, since the day one. I was 15 and my periods were extended for up to two months, sometimes. I started having epileptic episodes, ever since and I noticed it always happens just before my period is supposed to begin.
Two years ago my doctor found that I had hyperthyroidism and I was treated with radioactive iodine and placed on Synthroid. Few months after I began feeling exhausted every day, without any energy. I couldn’t concentrate, I had symptoms like foggy brain, loss of short term memory, cold feet and hands, craving for sweets, panic attacks, slow heart beat rate, I was also losing my weight. I was tested for adrenal fatigue, and one doctor told me that my cortisol level was fine, but the other one told me that is a little bit below the normal level, and placed me on hydrocortisone 40 mg, which helped me having some of my energy back.
But…since then my epilepsy episodes were more often, and I would still have the same symptoms as before, with addition of water retantion. I finally, found this web site and read about progesterone. I’m using the cream for two months now. I got my period 36 hours after I stopped the cream the first month, but it failed the second month. Two days after I stopped the cream I had an epilepsy episode. My period is 7 days late now, and I still have some symptoms that I’m going to get my period, like breast tenderness. I read that cortisol competes with progesterone for receptors, and my question is “Does that make my progesterone level low? Should I increase the dose on my progesterone? How long do I need to use the cream to regulate my periods? . I already feel MUCH better. I feel calmer; I don’t have the panics attacks any more after just two months of using the cream, but I really think that the cause of my epilepsy episodes is a drop of progesterone level. I would be grateful for anybody’s opinion. Please, help me with some information if you experienced anything similar. Thank you, very much.