Why is progesterone making me feel worse????
by Joy R.
I am 5 months post partum and have been having issues again with depression. It seemed hormonal so I got my hormones tested. My progesterone is less than 0.1 ng/ml, which is apparently similar to post-menopause (yay me). Doctors however don't know if it's a normal level during lactation. I tried supplementing with Emerita Pro-Gest, at the recommended 20mg a day, which gave me about a day and a half of feeling better, then feeling much worse with fits of rage mixed with depression. Needless to say I stopped. Then I read here that supplementing with too low of a dose can make it worse. Great news, maybe I just need to up it! So I apply 100mg a day. Day 1 was good! Day 2, back to fits of rage. Why???? The whole tube costs $30 for a total of 450 mg of USP progesterone. I can't be using $30 a day of this stuff.