your symptoms aren't specific so it's difficult to tell BUT
if it's true that it all began with nasal drip, cough etc. that sounds like you caught an infection , maybe viral.
I have been having pretty bad health in the past year almost, it all started with headache and "water" leaking from the nose.
what do you mean exactly with nasal drip? for me it was like when you dive and inhale water by accident, I'd lean my head forward to have it leak out. it was totally watery nothing like a cold. two months after I had cough but nothing too bad.
Estrogen dominance lists every one of your symptoms. Treatments include bioidentical progesterone cream (Progensa 20), herbal formula (ProSoothe) - contains dandelion and vitex (chaste tree) but you can purchase vitex on its own, and milk thistle (Silymarin).
From "Women Living Naturally - Estrogen Dominance"...
"Estrogen Dominance and the symptoms associated with it:
Acceleration of the aging process
Allergies, including asthma, hives, rashes, sinus congestion
Autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematosis, thyroiditis,and Sjoegren's
Cold hands and feet as a symptom of thyroid dysfunction
Decreased sex drive
Depression with anxiety or agitation
Early onset of menstruation
Endometrial (uterine) cancer
Fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips and thighs
Increased blood clotting (increasing risk of strokes)
Irregular menstrual periods
Premenopausal bone loss
Thyroid dysfunction mimicking hypothyroidism
Water retention & bloating
When Estrogen Dominance occurs within the body these are some of the results:
Elevated Blood Pressure
Irregular Menstrual Flow
Breast Cancer Risk
Abnormal Pap Smears
Decrease in Memory
Low or No Sex Drive"
No I have not. Doctor didn't want to do it. Told me I needed to see a regular doctor not a Gyno. Which if it's a hormonal inbalance shouldn't I be seeing her for it?
well if the Gyno. said it's not a problem for his specialty that's good, see a GP.
there is no reason to believe your problem could be caused by a tumor or hormonal imbalance.
if it started from that sort of a cold then probably you caught some almost asymptomatic viral that has burdened your immune system.
you need to do Complete Blood Count and ESR at least in search of indirect signs of infections. not necessarily though it will show up on blood tests.
Well thanks for your reply but it turns out that I am 23 weeks pregnant. No positive pregnancy test, just started my menstrual last week, but last nights ultrasound didn't lie.
ah huh! then I guess there's enough progesterone in your body!
I think I misunderstood I thought you had already been visited by a Gynecologist! you didn't say you hadn't had your period in months... or any ways I didn't get that !
or was it something like this? :
"Having said that, bleeding in early pregnancy is surprisingly common. You may have what looks like a period. This is known as breakthrough bleeding. It happens when the hormones that control your menstrual cycle break through the pregnancy hormones that are flooding your body.
Bleeding may happen when the fertilised egg implants into the lining of your uterus (womb). This usually happens at about the time your period would have been due, and is called implantation bleeding. It's thought that any blood you notice around this time is more likely to be because of breakthrough bleeding than implantation bleeding.
It's only natural to be worried if you have spotting or bleeding at this time. It's a good idea to tell your doctor or midwife about any bleeding, because occasionally, it can be a cause for concern. Unfortunately, sometimes bleeding may be the first sign of a miscarriage. If so, it probably won't feel like a normal period. You are likely to have stronger tummy cramps and much heavier bleeding. "
well best wishes!
I did go to a gyno. Had an ultrasound April 13th, which was when I was 7 weeks pregnant, and they didn't see anything. I also had my blood checked and was at a 2. I have had a heavier, clottier than usual menstral each month, although they were at 23 to 31 days apart when they are usually 28 exactly.
Shouldn't have happened with my tubes tied arrrrg!
well you found out eventually that it wasn't menstrual. they should look into the cause of that and take it into consideration!