Hi I am 35 years old and since having my first kid 8 years ago I get extremely moody,anything upsets me, and I always take it up with my husband. This is always before my period is due. Since this is affecting my marriage I started researching, had a saliva test to check for progesterone levels and the results were very very low. I have been prescribed a progesterone cream, which at first I think it helped, it also got rid of the acne I have in my jawline but now after 2 months of using the cream, the acne is back and my extremely bad mood too.
I also use an arm implant as a contraceptive method and after reading about the side effects, it could be the cause so I am taking out next week.
I eat super healthy, and exercise almost every day.
Do you have any suggestions of what I can do to get better? My marriage could not be better and I don't want my episodes of craziness to ruin it
Hi. What you have described is a near perfect ' sepia state'. I would find myself a good homeopath if I was you. In fact I was in your state for a number of years. Sepia saved me from it and helped me to come back to my former lively sweet self. : )
Hello You've had some great responses to your query Hormones need to be processed, broken down and excreted from the body just like food and medicines Some hormones are easier to break down and excrete than others Synthetic hormones like the ones used in Contraception products as well as other chemical substances that act and look like our natural hormones (sometimes called Xenoestrogens) can get stuck and block up the channels of elimination This process of elimination of spent nutrients is called Detoxification and here at Upbeat Health we specialise in Detox Programs that assist this natural process and get you back in balance and feeling much better quickly It really is one of the most effective strategies for rapidly improving the state of your health, and I have seen how effective it can be for other women with similar symptoms to your own Please call me on 07 549 4510 and we can have a chat about it Kind wish jenny@upbeat
Hi. The fact that your moodiness happens just before your period indicates that it is related to your period cycle. There is a fantastic app you can download from Apple for $4.99 called "Our Cycles". It is designed to help you self-care. You can track your feelings and moods and make notes about your day, particularly 7 days before your period is due, during your period and 7 days after your period. By keeping a diary of notes that support self-reflection you will be able to choose behaviours that better support your health and well-being. For example, how are you treating your body? Are you
gentle with yourself? What habits have you developed that might not support you? How often do you self-nurture? The more you understand yourself the easier it is to make choices that support your well-being. The woman who designed the app lost all her period symptoms after just 3 months of tracking! It may take a bit longer for the rest of us, as there is no 'quick fix,' as someone mentioned above, but you may start to notice small improvements right from the start, as simply taking the time to keep a diary is self-caring. A great way also to bring some control back into your life.
It is also possible that you are moody because you are simply tired (which is very common after the birth of a baby -when you first noticed your moodiness). A great support with this is a gentle kidney massage. You are very welcome to call me on 09 5215567 if you feel like having one. I could also support you with your relationship with your husband, and your acne, if you feel to discuss either of these with me. With love, Anne
This sort of hormonal imbalance is extremely common. I am not surprised that the progesterone cream only gave temporary relief. There are many hormones which can trigger these symptoms; it's not just a case of balancing a simple seesaw of progesterone and oestrogen - the hormones (all chemical messengers and there are lots of them) are more like a multi-seated seesaw.
You do need to address the underlying causes. Nutrients are the ingredients for building healthy levels of hormones-the wrong ingredients- the wrong foods will not build healthy hormonal balance. The same applies to our nervous system this affects mood- it also need the right ingredients. A consultation will help identify your unique needs at the moment.
Diet is important; supplements are used in addition to, not instead of a health building diet. Your "super healthy" diet may may suit other people more than it suits you. You may be missing some key ingredients for your health. There could be absorption issues or foods that for a variety of reasons do not support your body.
Herbal medicines can be used to strengthen various areas of the body - in your case the pituitary gland (the management gland for many hormones including oestrogen and progesterone), and the nervous system; during a consultation more specific needs may be identified.
Lifestyle changes are also a key to getting your hormones, nervous system and overall health to the best it can be.
This is an important part of your life to give a high priority to. Have a consultation, do not waste time on seeking a "magic one remedy cure".
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My goodness, I really do feel for you. I have 2 friends who have experienced sometthing similar and have tried the cream, which has worked for them and I know that one of them reduced the amount she used which has continued to help. She is now using for her 14 year old daughter, with guidance and support. I dont know where you live but apparently Dr J Widdowson in Whangarei seems to be well known and this is an area of expertise for her. She helped my friends and others. I do also agree that lifestyle in terms of balance, rest and I strongly believe in play, fun can help too. Take care and good luck.
Hi,after labour, there is a lots of blood loss, so its important to compensate the loss of blood for the mother. Once the loss of blood is not recovered, that could impair the functions of liver and heart even, that is the cause for the moody emotions.
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Hello :) moods can be a real downer hey! I would suggest seeing a good natural medicine practioner to revist your hormone levels also research flower essences. When i had a similar period after coming off a contraceptive pill and experiencing sleep problems and mood swings i took flower essences i saw a consultant and i was amazed at the results i had! within 3 days moods lifted and i felt normal again perhaps its worth a go. There is a flower essence lady at the fair i go to work at tomorrow she could do you a blend for $20 and shes great. If you would like to contact me for details tomorrow my number is on my page and its 10 til 4 in albany. Good luck!
Hi there. It's quite distressing when the body lets us down like this. In my clinical experience I have encountered many women who have been thrown into this kind of situation by excessive progesterone,so it's great that you are having the implant removed. There is an intricate interaction between hormones and brain chemistry, which is poorly understood by most. If things don't settle down after your next cycle I recommend you see a professional who can help you rebalance your system. Kind regards, Sharon