If you’ve ever felt that your emotions get out of control in a pattern every month, and that pattern happens to be associated with your menstrual cycle, you may want to start asking yourself some really important questions.
As I explained in a previous post, I have done research on believe that I deal with PMDD, read that post here. PMDD is like PMS on steroids. Having out of control emotions, and severe differences in your sleeping and eating patterns that correlate with your cycle is not normal. Don’t equivocate this with being “crazy” or “stressed”, because your hormones may just be making it darn near impossible to deal with everyday life.
After trying to take oral birth control to try and deal with these symptoms, it made me crazier than before. It made me want to straight up hit people when I woke up in the morning with no provocation. I tried 2 different brands for about 3 months before I threw in the towel. Fast forward to 3 years later to trying to find another solution that was somewhat more holistic.
This brought me to the concept of Progesterone cream.
Disclaimer: I did not officially have a blood test by a doctor, nor was I prescribed this treatment from a medical professional. Just google and my own common sense.
Symptoms of low progesterone include:
- Mood swings
- Low libido
- Weight gain
- Heavy bleeding
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Breast tenderness
Conversely, symptoms of low estrogen include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Difficulty focusing and concentrating
- Mood swings
- Brittle bones
- Painful sex
- Increase in UTI’s
- Weight gain
I use progesterone cream after my period ends up until a couple of days before my next period starts. I also track my period using an app on my phone called “Clue”, the more data you enter into it, the more accurately it predicts when your cycle starts and when you’re fertile.
For me, the progesterone cream made a difference after a week. I felt like I was out of the fog, I felt like I could think clearly again. I felt like my emotions were much more in check and I was the happy go-lucky again. After using it for a couple of months, I noticed my skin looked better, I wasn’t bloated all the time, my appetite was in check and I felt like I had control of my life again. In essence, I felt like me again.
I use Life-Flo Progesterone Cream and swear by it. I tried to switch brands and could seriously tell a huge difference within just a couple of days. You have to rotate where you apply it, and they come in measured pumps that have a certain dosage. In my experience, it absolutely 100% works.
If you’ve been feeling like things are off and it’s associated with your menstrual cycle, go to a doctor. It can make such a huge change in your life that you never realized. Don’t settle for feeling this way, go change it.
Someone who knows how it feels