Okay, I got sick again
, etc, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday as my own estrogen (or maybe it's progesterone? think I ovulated this month) shifted downward. When I'm producing my own stuff, 1/2 Vivelle .05 seems to keep me feeling pretty good. Adding 1/4 more when my own hormones kick out worked last month. This time, no. So I put on a whole patch Friday a.m. and thought I felt better. By last night, I'm feeling like barfing again, anxious, hard heart beats, no appetite, insomnia, hot flashes that just stayed until I was all red like a lobster. This would have been about 36 hours after putting on a whole patch.
Okay, that was long, but my question is: Once I put on a new patch, about how long does it take to enter my system and start having an effect?
I felt kinda lousy today, until this evening and I'm starting to feel more normal. Oh yeah, I must confess that I got so wired last night that I cut the patch back to 3/4. Too many changes when my own hormones are changing at the same time? Just trying to make up for natural fluctuations, but I think I didn't do a very good job.
Since I feel good when I think I've ovulated, then maybe it's progesterone that is responsible for the normal feelings? The otc stuff isn't strong enough. I am trying to get up the strength to see the new dr. again and ask to try prescription prog cream. He did give me the Dot. But it's been such a battle with trying to get prescription prog that I need to gear up for it.
Forgive me, I just feel like a truck hit me these last 3 days and my feistiness has turned into
The never-ending story of menopause as whined by Linda!