Last night I took my first dose of the Thorne MetaFem product. It is an overall nutritional supplement for women over 40. It has all the basic nutrients in it plus some herbs for hormone balance (dong quai and wild yam). I took them with my dinner consisting of beef, green beans and cabbage. About half hour later I felt fatigued. I didn't think it was the meal as I eat that all the time without problems.
I am on day 18 of my cycle too so progesterone is rising at this time. I really doubt the supplement caused the problem but it is the only new thing and it was my first dose. I took 4 capsules (recommended dose is 8 per day).
I am having a LOT of trouble with perimenopause and I am trying to find something herbal to help me rather than HRT due to my CRC. Does anyone see any problem with dong quai or wild yam? They are often used to balance hormones.