Am I using too little?
I am feeling pretty hopeless at this point. I am 21 and over a year ago I lost my period and gained 20 pounds within 4 four weeks despite extremely healthy diet (no gluten, sugar, dairy)
and exercising at least 5 days a week. I tried even harder to lose the weight, and I gained 5 pounds. It never comes off. I got a hormone test and found that I have .1 progesterone levels. So I began using natural progesterone cream, I started off with the lowest dosage, 1/16 tsp. twice a day For months: nothing. So, I read that too little causes symptoms to worsen, so I upped to the highest recommended dosage which is 1/8 tsp. twice a day My period arrived 3 days later! I thought that this was the beginning of the end of this horrible journey.
Then I realized that my clothes were tighter. And now I'm up another 5 pounds just 1 week later. My water retention which was already bad is getting worse. I came across this forum and I am getting mixed answers as to the dosage I should be taking,
I did read the guidelines on this website but I am still unclear, I need to know the exact amount I should be taking.
Can someone tell me how much they were taking and when they started losing weight?
I am so tired of waiting, I thought I would have figured this out a year ago.