Worse before it gets better??
(Toledo, Ohio, USA)
I'm unsure if this is where I should post, but I am desperate, so I'm putting my story out there.
I am 30 in otherwise healthy condition. Beginning last fall, I began have spells of rapid heartrate (150-200 bpm). I received the full cardiac workup, was told I was completely healthy, and I need a psychiatrist. Eventually seen 8 different doctors. During this time, the rapid heart rates continued, along with gradually developing bald spots on my head, losing my eyebrows, and increasing anxiety and irrational moods.
I seen an endocrinologist in January. She started me on 10,000IU vitamin D for a deficiency and recommended a low carb, high protein diet, suspecting my heart rate spells were hypoglycemia. The diet has helped. However, when I started to chart my good days versus bad days on a calendar, I noticed I feel pretty good on days 4-13 of my cycle. Days 14-30 are a nightmare.
When I reported these results to my endocrinologist, she mentioned estrogen dominance and prescribed 100mg of progesterone. I began progesterone 1 month ago. Initially I felt really good. However, my period has come and I am suffering worse than ever with blood sugar crashes, extreme crying, puffy lips, insomnia and night sweats.
Does progesterone make it better before it gets worse? How do I handle these symptoms while waiting for it to work?
Also, today I seen a women's health specialist at, allegedly, one of the best hospitals in the world. This doctor said progesterone will not cure anything and gave me a script for birth control.
Any advice? I am so confused what is the truth, and my symptoms have completely robbed me of any quality of life. I am losing hope.