May 15, 2010
I am currently 22 weeks pregnant. At 14-16 weeks I was weaned off progesterone suppositories (using them so much later as I had been getting severe cramping when not taking them on time.) By 18 weeks I was completely done using them.
After stopping I began having strange new issues, the worst being dizzy (near blackout) spells. During these episodes, I usually will get extremely overheated (not resembling a hot flash, as I have had those, different.) My pupils get really small, eyes glassy, I get trembly and shaky and feel like I am going to pass out. I also get really thirsty.
It seemed almost related to eating, so my mother suggested taking my blood sugars. (she was a nurse, my step dad a borderline diabetic) An hour after eating, my bs was only 82...and that was where I felt at the "edge" of one of these dizzy spells. I have not had a really bad spell to test yet, but have been adjusting my diet to eat more frequently, drinking up to 4 liters h20/day...etc.
I am not getting anywhere here, been to several practitioners, and it feels none are really listening. I keep getting told it is pregnancy related, or I am depressed or having anxiety attacks. :( I know these may be related to pregnancy, but they also seem related to the stopping of the progesterone supplementation? The issues arose after stopping the progesterone...i have been off 3-4 weeks...been having the troubles only the past 3-4 weeks.
My BP is low, my blood sugar is lower range, and I was told my t4 was a little low. (though it doesn't seem my symptoms match hypothyroidism...that is the only diagnosis.)
Any ideas or directions to take this? I know I am not just depressed, or having anxiety, but these episodes become quite debilitating...especially since they happen at work., and have been happening at least 2-3 times a day...making me feel just icky the rest of the day.
Any suggestions would be so appreciated...thanks so much.