Has anyone tried natural progesterone cream for treatment of fibromyalgia?? I was diagnosed with fibro. a year ago and my symptoms have gotten worse and worse since then. I sought the care of a certified natural healthcare practitioner for fibro. after no luck with my rheumatologist and was then diagnosed with a severe progesterone deficiency. My natural healthcare practitioner said fibro. is linked to or even caused by a progesterone deficiency.
I was having all the symptoms of fibro. including the muscle pain and stiffness all over, muscle spasms, sleep problems, irritable bowel, anxiety, depression, fatigue, etc. (the lastest is GERD). Unfortunately when I started the progesterone cream, my pain, muscle spasms, anxiety and sleep problems got worse. I was advised that this can happen initially as some woman convert progesterone into testosterone and estrogen first, but this should improve. I am worried it may not improve and was hoping others had experiences with natural progesterone cream.
I am desparate for something to help. Any other suggestions for successful fibro. treatment?? I have tried amitryptiline, trazadone, muscle relaxants, ativan and numerous natural herbs and amino acids. Ativan is the only thing that seems to help relax my muscles and my mind to sleep, but this can be addictive and does not work all the time. I have also sought massage and chiropractic treatment, though these get expensive. Does Lyrica or Neurotin help? Thanks!