Anyone tried micronized progesterone for anxiety and sleep loss when coming off mirtazapine?

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Thought I would try this as it appears if your progesterone levels are low which is common in post meno women, helps with depression and the associated effects of the meno.****

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    Hi Anne. Interesting post. I started combined hrt 3 months ago after battling with debilitating anxiety that came outta nowhere at 49. It took three years but I finally found my way to a doctor who specialises in menopause/perimenopause and I started continuous estrogen patches and micronised progesterone as a vaginal pessary 14 days out of 28. I can not believe the difference in my anxiety levels. Its like night and day. I didn't have depression to speak of despite getting very despondent about my future due to the constant anxiety, this was probably due to mirtazapine being such a powerful antidepressant. My understanding is women can use hrt at anytime later in life and you may want to consider estrogen as well. A great resource I've found is a website called my second spring. Alot of info on there regarding 'mood disorders' and hormones. Best of luck

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      Thank you for the info. I think that the problem for many women who take hrt and still have constant anxiety have found that a small amount micronized progesterone is helpful especially if you are estrogen dominant. For me it is trial and error due to living abroad for 6 months a year I have found it difficult to speak with any Dr. who has the right knowledge in this field. I very rarely take mirt. now just a little progesterone (2/3mg) and tumeric which helps your progesterone production. Good luck for the future.

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