Was good but now bad!
I have been using transdermal progesterone cream for approx 2 years now. I had finally found a decent Intergrative Medicine GP who was willing to try something!
I started with 250mg per day of progesterone cream and eventually after 6 months was feeling good but then the hot flashes kept returning, so I increased to 400mg per day. I then felt I needed to increase to 500mg. I apply the cream 5 times during the day.
I had been very stable on the 500mg for quite some time and even considered decreasing slowly.
I didn't get the chance to decrease as I ended up what I think as being an adrenal crash due to stress from work. I got quite sick with a cold and then I think my progesterone levels dropped. I have spent the last 3 weeks in pain with muscle aches, breast tenderness, headaches, anxiety, etc which all seem to point to oestrogen dominance.
I have continued to apply the progesterone cream 5 times daily but increased it to 750mg with still no success. I now have my period even though it is light I still have headaches, PMS symptoms, leg pain, etc so I increased to 850mg per day. Still no relief!!
I have tried increasing the vitamin D to 8000ui per day (I was taking 6000ui) and trying to increase magnesium which seems to be making it worse.
I am 47 years old and am currently taking N-acetyl cysteine, tyrosine, taurine, B complex, glutamine, magnesium, Vitamin C, Krill oil, Vitanim K2, Vitamin E, probiotics.
I am at a loss of what to do next. Not sure whether to increase again or try to wait it out?
I feel like I did before I even started using the progesterone cream 2 years ago.