bump means I posted a new post so this thread would "bump" to the top of the depression page so hopefully you would see it ~ I learned that on a different board sorry ~ I didn't know what it meant at 1st either
Thank you so so much for all the information!!! I think its okay to post brand names cuz we talk about Wellbutrin and Lexapro and stuff all the time and those are brand names ~ ?
This stuff is really making sense to me and seems like it really fits me!!! I never really felt like I was depressed even though I had the symptoms of depression, it was more like I was really crabby and irritable, like really bad pms! and I realized when I was on birth control pills (which have estrogen) I was waaaay worse ~ way more crabby and hungry and moody and gained a lot of weight! I really think I have low levels of progesterone and high estrogen and that is what is causing my problems, not low levels of seratonin (which is what the antidepressants fix) Like your homeopath said, I was great while I was pregnant with my 2 kids ~ after my 2nd child was born (I didnt realize it til later but) I suffered from post partum depression, now I know probably due to low progesterone levels!!! when I started birth controls pills after that I got even more crabby and moody, etc ~ I was also going through a divorce, so I thought I was just depressed and I thought I needed an antidepressant, but I probably just needed to be off the birth control pills and on progesterone!!! I was so crabby yesterday (just started back on birth control pills saturday after being off for awhile) that I did a bunch of reading and on the Anger board on here there is a thread about pms and it mentions the same thing as you do here ~ about the low levels of progesterone and high estrogen causing all these bad pms symptoms (people think its depression or anxiety ~ and for some it is, but I dont think it is for me)
anyway I bought some Natural Progesterone cream at Walgreens today, its called MenoCream ~ like you said, I'm too young to have menopause, but its also for younger people that have low progesterone levels ~
this box says to take it the whole 3 weeks you dont have your period ~ ? ~ but another site I read said to take for 2 weeks before period, like you said ~
sorry I'm rambling here, I'm just really excited and hopeful about all this and hoping this will make me feel better! I have almost all of those symptoms on that list!!!
thanks again for your help!!!!!!!!!!!