Re: Progesterone Cream Questions
It took me 3 cycles before the effects resulting from the progesterone cream began to let up. I read that when you're estrogen dominant or your progesterone is low in ratio to the estrogen, when you introduce progesterone, more estrogen receptors "wake up". Because up until then, the estrogen was dominant and didn't need to compete for the same receptors with any progesterone because the progesterone was low - no fight for receptors. When progesterone comes back online, then the estrogen gets more active. So who knows if you feel the way you do from the progesterone or the estrogen.
I had breast soreness and even breast swelling, some achiness in my pelvis and some night sweats. But other than that, I felt fine on the cream. I'm going to switch to a compounded progesterone tablet. Most of my issues are poor sleep and night sweats. And sporadic anxiety which I can handle during the day but it's very disruptive to my sleep if it happens at night. Apparently, oral progesterone is better for sleep. I don't start that till this weekend. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping no weird side effects come with that one.
I think since I've been on progesterone it's not something new to my body so hopefully all will be ok.