The 1 Thing Your Doctor Is Missing That Could Be Making Your Mood Swings Worse
Updated: Sep 10
You know that the way you’ve been going about treating your mood swings, irritability and fatigue just isn’t working… You’ve tried birth control to regulate your period so it isn’t so heavy and painful. You’ve maybe even tried medication to manage your pms/pmdd.
You might have even been working with a functional medicine provider who has done all the labs, recommended some hormone replacement therapy to boost your progesterone or lower your estrogen. You’ve done SO MUCH… so why do you still feel like an expanding pile of compost in the heat 7-10 days out of the month? Here’s the thing… it’s not that low progesterone and high estrogen aren’t a problem, it’s that your doctor is going about resolving your symptoms all wrong. Low progesterone and high estrogen aren’t actually the root causes of your problem.
Just like the fruit and leaves on a tree are only an indication of how healthy the tree's root system is...
They are the SYMPTOMS of a much deeper rooted problem, that if not addressed, will only keep you running on that hamster wheel of chasing symptoms and not seeing any results. The real problem is actually…
poor gut health
poor absorption of nutrients
inability for your gut to tell your brain to make the right amount of progesterone all month long.
When your gut is unhealthy, not only is it overrun with inflammation and overgrowth of bad bacteria (that changes our happy mood chemicals to angry mood chemicals), you’re then not able to absorb nutrients properly. And when you’re not absorbing nutrients properly, your gut cant tell your brain and ovaries to make the right amount of progesterone at the right time of the month. Which leads to
Spotting mid cycle
Spotting at the beginning or the end of your period
Really heavy periods
Mood swings and sleep issues around ovulation and before your period.
And the problem is, doctors simply aren’t doing the training to know how to resolve this issue on a deep level, so all you’ve been doing before us addressing the surface level progesterone problem, when it needs to be taken care of at the root. Has your doctor talked to you about the real root causes of your symptoms?
Let me know below