I really feel for you. I'm sorry you're going through this, too.
I'm wondering if anyone has any answers about what helps to ease these symptoms?
I've just gotten through one of my worst weekends ever. I'm taking a combination of estradiol (which does help) even though I still have cramps, but then my doctor says I have to take prometrium every three months for twelve days and that's when I feel absolutely awful. This is only my second round with prometrium, and never again. I'm just at day 7, and I'm stopping.
I'm going to call my doctor to find out about other options because the prometrium is hell on earth for my body. I looked up some of the side effects (for some people) on the internet and I'm so there -- muscle achiness (you feel like you have a virus), major fatigue, cramps that can feel even worse, depression, etc. Awful. I spent a good part of this weekend crying and just feeling hopeless about things, and absolutely exhausted.
I'm a single mom with a daughter in college (we live in the same town) and a teenage son with special needs. I'm also struggling financially now and looking for a job, and have no support or help. (I've just been living in this town for a little over a year now.)
So, I know these factors just make things worse. I can handle my life circumstances, but feeling so awful makes things feel almost unbearable.
I do hope I can get some relief from these symptoms. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
Apparently, there are many of us who are having a hard time with the "phantom period" feeling.