I'm glad that you started this thread
I took compounded dhea about 5 days before my period started and like yourself I felt some improvement with my energy and mood. Well, the day that my period started I felt lightheaded, feeling a bit overwhelmed, spacey, anxious, jittery, sad, memory lapses, brain fog, weepy...did I mention brain fog?...overall malaise.
Some of the symptoms that I've experienced within the last 4 days I've not had to deal with for about two years. The anxiety and nervousness in my stomach which is causing me to feel nauseated are things I've not had to deal with for many, many, many months.
Now I don't want to blame it on the dhea, but that's about the only change in my regiment that I can recall. Oh, I did try compounded biest cream for a couple of days, but then I stopped.
I was also experiencing mild sleep disturbance prior to taking the dhea...after the dhea I've been dealing with some insomnia. I have trouble falling asleep until about 2 a.m., or I'll fall asleep then wake up and remain awake for several hours.
I usually hesitate to post about any questionable side affects that I'm having with a medication because I don't want to discourage others from trying something that might turn out to be their way off this peri ride
....but I'd like to know if anyone else has experienced some of these symptoms since they started compounded dhea.