Bee Pollen and Progesterone
Thank you Wray for your wonderful informative website.
I am 34 years old, have PCOS ( diagnosed 2 years ago ( 15 kg overweight- hard to lose weight, sugar/carb cravings with extreme binge eating/to healthy eating to being a vegetarian, vegan, raw foods, juice fasting,green smoothies,to which healthy eating gave me a better feeling but very slow weight loss and still a sense of wanting to binge to then trying several water fasts, ranging from 3 days to 21 days, as it seemed the only time I would ever lose weight, but this only creates a viscious circle as I only ended up depleting all vitamins and minerals to then only increase the desire to binge eat,and then regain the weight back even more quicker. So the whole thing ends up being a circular pattern with worse depression. And all this has been on and off since I was a teenager but more so uncontrolable binge eating for the last 9 years,extreme health diets for the last 3.5 years.
I have cysts on ovaries, but regular periods, hirituism, depression - thinking it was 'just how I am' as I forgot how it felt to not be depressed it's been so long. I beleive I am able to have children, my symptoms more appear with the struggle to lose weight, extreme quick weight gain, fluid retention,(possible)- insulin resistance, high testosterone levels,( my doctor never mentioned my Oestrogen levels) increase in losing scalp hair and gaining hair on chin, major depression. I have never taken any medication for any symptoms and have not been on the pill since I was 23, which I only took for 2 years.
I have been taking your advice from replied forum posts and for the last week I have been taking 150mg progesterone (via cream) daily and have not felt this clear headed and calm/emotionally stable for a long time and the binge eating I have noticed appears to be subsiding, so much to the point I am finding it odd not having the urge to binge, as I have been use to the binge eating as part of my daily habit and if not actual binge eating then plagued with the daily thoughts/struggle of trying not to binge eat, despite desperatley wanting to. And now I am thinking of how I am not thinking I want to binge eat, it's a bizarre feeling to not have something no longer 'urge' you, very freeing that I keep questioning can this be really true that I am not craving to binge eat or If I have somehow tricked myself and tommorrow the feelings to binge eat will all come back or could it truly just be as simple as a vitamin deficiency and lack of progesterone that has been the problem the whole time!
I must say that since starting bee pollen and also increasing my vitamin B's, my cravings and impulsive binge eating began to slow down and along with progesterone this last week, it seems to be the icing on the cake for me. It has levelled my emotions, depression lifted a lot, I have been waking up with a smile instead of a 'ugh' and this is all after one week of progesterone and 1 month of bee pollen 2tbs day and vitamin B's, D3,zinc, magnesium, Vit C. & E, Chromium.
However I did wish to ask is it ok to take Bee Pollen whilst using progesterone cream? I read that Bee Pollen balances hormones, but as I am wanting progesterone levels to be more dominant than oestrogen , I am wondering if it is counter conducive if I take the bee pollen, despite feeling good.
To note side effect of progesterone ( or possible bee pollen?) has been larger swollen breasts and fluid retention. Any help re: Bee pollen and progesterone would be much appreciated, as I cannot find much on the matter. Ps: I am sure others will agree, you should have a donation button for your site.