I thought I would give an update as to how I am getting on with using bio identical progesterone cream as a way to balance my estrogen dominance. More info about my situation in in my bio and the week 1 update.
Week 2 has been a complete roller coaster. I had a few days of feeling the best I'd felt in over 6 months, which then quickly turned to feeling really bad. The good days were not 'normal', I still had the fatigue hanging over me but I could feel it was lifting and I had a moment of excitement that 'this was it'. The first good day, I did do more than I should have- I wasn't going mad but I should have kept my activities to what I normally do to avoid the 'boom and bust' thing. The following day, I was even better though but I managed to behave and did just my usual routine. But the day after that I was flat out, with the following 2 days even worse. It was so hard to not feel a knock from the change- it was like the good days were teasing me!
Since being floored at the weekend, my energy has continued to be low and I have been having a lot of abdominal pains. Not the usual type of things I feel though- this has been really odd stuff- lots around my right ovary, like a dragging feeling and a lot of pain around where I know my large fibroid with endo is- almost like a kicking sensation (is it actually fighting me?!! lol). My back pain has also increased a lot. It's been much more constant than normal and I've had to take more painkillers than normal. I got myself some heatpacks and used that last night which meant I managed to not use any painkillers.They seem great for my back pain but a disaster for my finances and the environment! It's still a week until I see my chiropractor and it can't come soon enough.
It does feel like 'something' is happening. I just don't know what that something is and whether it is a good something!
I have wondered if perhaps the pain is from things shrinking and the increaase in fatigue is from my body dealing with it all. I wondered, if I have adhesions, then this may be painful if it's shrinking and pulling away from where it's stuck. My scans did suggest that the endo/fibroid/weirdo mass was attached to a few things so this could be a possibility? I'm just guessing though. I don't know if the change in hormones would be enough to actually break down the fibroid and I know a degenerating fibroid can be pretty painful and can make you feel rough as it's broken down by the body- so I wondered about this too. Just all me guessing though.
Because of my 'wonderings' I decided to start taking milk thistle to help my liver with the clean up job and some Serrapeptase as this is supposed to help the body break down 'dead tissue'. I am just starting taking these today. I've taken milk thistle a lot in the past but this will be my first time trying serrapeptase.
If my cycle stays on track, I will be stopping the cream in 4 days. And my period should start a few days after. It will be interesting to see if my period will be any different. I don't usually have any major issues with my period- just a bit of pain the day before and first day but it's been much lighter since all my health issues started.
I wasn't expecting this to be a miracle cure but I did think it would be a little more 'steady', it's been very up and down.