I am a healthy (I hope) 45 1/2 year old woman, I started to have my period at the age of 15 and I have no children. I have never used Birth Control pills or any medication. I also exercise daily and eat healthy as well as take vitamins and minerals like Cal.Mag Citrate 1000 mg fish oil 1000 mg vitamin C, Womens Mulitvitamin, Vitamin E 400IU.
I believe I am in perimenopausal, and maybe you can help. I started in my late 30's with mid cycle spotting, which comes and go. Now that I'm 45 1/2 I noticed more symptoms. Moodiness, short tempered, anxiety, tired, lightheaded at times, dizzy at times. Most recently I noticed my skin became increasingly dry, and I have a few silver/gray chin and lip hairs. My sex drive isn't what it used to be, though it’s still there. My most recent symptom sent me to the doctor for a blood exam. I woke for the very first time with Rapid heartbeat, no sweat just a RHB, scary. I have had it several times since it's waking me from my sleep, but I never sweat, just a little shaken with a slow deep pound feeling in my heart, then it starts beating so fast. It IS really terrifying. I have never had this before. After my results, my Dr. sold me Progensa 20 by Allvia for low progesterone. I want to know if these are the normal perimenopausal symptoms. What can you advise with the symptoms and blood exam results? I would really appreciate it. Today is day 8 of my Progensa cream. Last night I woke twice with RHB both instance lasted 3-4 minutes, the first time was close to 1/2 probably because I was terrified, not ever having this before. This is how it reads: Blood work done on day 14 I have a 32-34 day cycle.
My Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) is <10 Units IU/mL REF is 0-34
Testosterone,Free,Direct is 0.7 Units pg/mL REF is 0.0-2.2
Progesterone is 0.7 Units ng/mL REF not shown
Estradiol is 131 Units pg/mL REF is 19-528
TSH T4F T3Free
TSH is 1.553 Units uIU/mL REF is 0.450-4.500
Triiodothyronine,Free,Serum is 3.4 Units pg/mL REF is 2.3-4.2
T4,Free(Direct) is 1.28 Units ng/dL REF is 0.61-1.76
Any information would be appreciated. I tried to give as much information as possible so you will understand. Do you think I am perimenopausal? Do you think with my results I am using the correct Progesterone cream? I refuse to take Synthetic hormones, I have seen bad things happen with friends, and good things with Bioidentical hormones with friends that have been using Progesterone creams for up to 20 years.