I have extremely low progesterone and have had it since puberty. I have been fired from jobs (dealing in customer service) because I would become irate and become a total witch when I'm on my period. I have severe insomnia (I sometimes go five days with three hours a night of sleep) and constipation (one bowel movement a week if I am lucky).
I know the minute my period starts and even the minute I start ovulating, because the pain becomes unbearable. I can't be on birth control because IUDs were worse than childbirth for me. I now have seizures every time I ovulate and menstruate. In the last three months, I have had six seizures, my heartbeat is horrifically irregular and my chest always hurts, I have a constant headache and I do mean constant for like, months at a time. I have breathing problems. Sometimes all I do is pass blood clots on my period, I have horrid neck pain and all over pains, and if I pick at my nails, the whole nail comes off. I have lost the hair on the sides of my head, I become dizzy up to 20 times a day and get night sweats. I get cysts almost constantly. I am tired all the time even when I just woke up. I have spotting, I get taser like shocks all over my body, and I can go on and on but those are the truly scary things that can happen with low progesterone.
My point is, if you have severely low progesterone, go to a doctor if you can and if you can't, eat healthy as possible and get some progesterone natural cream. You can, and more then likely will, have a stroke if you let it go too long. I just thought I wasn't woman enough to handle the changes when I was menstruating and never told anyone. Don't ever just think it's normal and not ask. I am trying to fix it myself (I have no insurance) but who knows if it will work or not? My period starts tomorrow so we will see.