(Cheshire, OR USA)
Hello! I have been on compounded progesterone for one year now. I started taking it because I was developing severe Perimenopause symptoms, Insomnia, night sweats and severe mood swings. It took a few months for the Progesterone to help these symptoms but once we got the right dose (which for me was 100-150mg depending upon the time of the month)my sleep was almost back to normal and my night sweats were completely gone up until now. I have been sleeping good for about nine months but now I feel like I am headed right back into the Insomnia and I am having night sweats during the night though they aren't as bad as the first time so far. I am able to go to sleep fine but wake up several times during the night and find it hard to fall back to sleep. Usually around 11 or 12 and then again at 3. I have to wake up at 5 so this makes it rough. I was hoping my body would even out and I wouldn't have to go through this again. Is this normal for it to transition back again or is there something wrong? When you wake up during the nights and have night sweats is that a sign of too much estrogen or progesterone? I am afraid I am starting over again. Do I need to go get tested. I have been reluctant because it is so expensive. I am under a lot of stress most of the time which I know doesn't help but I have been this way most of my life. I have also developed severe itchy legs but only the legs, no where else? Is this hormone related? Tanning beds seem to increase the itching. I have been tanning for years with no problems up until the last few months where if I go in and tan it creates hives but I have stopped going and I still have very itchy legs? I have not changed soaps, etc or my diet. I eat very well and have been tested for food allergies which hasn't come up with anything? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much!