At the end of my rope . . . please help!
Hi, I'm 37 years old and moved from the UK to the USA 9 years ago. When I arrived in the USA I weighed 120 lbs. Three pregnancies later I weigh 250 lbs. I have been told I have insulin resistance and estrogen dominance but no amount of Metformin drug or insulin resistance diet (which I strictly adhere to) or DIM has helped me lose weight. I am constantly tired and have the most horrendous mood swings every month. I'm 5'1" and I am utterly unrecognizable. When I was last home in the UK a few months ago I cannot tell you how many friends and family walked by me because they just did not recognize me. A soul destroying experience. I've had my vit. d tested and am low and was told my a naturopath to take 50,000 IU every other day along with vit. K. Even this high amount has done nothing for me. I also take, pregnenolone, pantethine, magnesium, vit. c, estro cleanse, a cruciferous veg. supplement and fish oil and the only difference I have noticed from taking this for 6 months is that I sleep better (no longer in flight or fight mode), I rise better in the morning and my eyes although still sensitive to light have improved quite a bit (I no longer have to wear sunglasses in the house). But still horrendous mood swings every month and a level of obesity I can scarce comprehend for someone who eats low inflammatory foods, always links and balances a carb with a protein and adheres rigidly to 1200 calories a day. I also exercise three times a week but my belly is so big I can hardly bend down to put my socks on. I hope and pray there is a simple answer and that it is progesterone. Do you have any advice? Thank you so very much for your time.