Thanks again Sandy! I talked to the compounding pharmacy and I'm going to get the oral progesterone from them. They make it in a tablet form so if I need to adjust my dose I can by splitting the pill. You can't do that with the Prometrium from the regular pharmacy because it's an oil filled capsule.
That's my biggest complaint right now is the sleep. I have gotten better where I can fall asleep. It used to be that it would take hours to finally fall asleep, then I'd sleep for a few hours and then wide awake. And those few hours of sleep seemed really light and shallow. Or I would get this shot of anxiety in my chest. It would happen during the day but I could ignore it because I was busy. But when it would do that when I was trying to fall asleep made it impossible to fall asleep. The anxiety is pretty much gone. Yay!. Now I can fall asleep most nights but wake up several times a night. Most of the time I can fall back to sleep but some nights it takes awhile. I still feel like my sleep is really light and easily disrupted. Then I get hot or I wake up sweaty.
So my dr wanted me to try the oral progesterone because something about how it metabolizes causes more drowsiness. And I've read reviews where it really helps with sleep. Plus I was absorbing the progesterone too well and my level was actually above what she likes to see, yet I felt fine, not fatigued like women do with too much progesterone.
I'm like you, I want to get off of this stuff as soon as I can. I've been taking progesterone cream and 1mg testosterone cream once per day (only on day 14-28) since February. I keep hoping it's possible to level out and wean down or off. But who knows. I'm just peri-menopausal so I've got some time before menopause and more hormone fun along the way