Do you think this will help me?

by denese
(UK)

I am 46 years old and have had problems with my periods for years which i blamed on the hormone contraceptive injection. over the past year I have struggled with weight gain:I walk, and attend boxersice class, and maintain a fairly healthy diet, but I cannot shift the weight. My fat is stored all around my hips and have an ugly pouch which I dread getting bigger. Also my mood is up and down and often I feel worthless and sad:crying at the slightest thing. My breasts constantly ache with heavy sore pain. Will Progesterone Therapy help me with these symptoms? I did your questionaaire and it would seem I would benefit, I would love to feel better.

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Aug 06, 2012
Do you think this will help me?
by: Wray

Hi Denese Your symptoms show you're in Peri-menopause, probably not helped at all by the Contraceptive injection you were on. Contraceptives can cause Insulin Resistance, and it sounds like you have this. Excess oestrogen also causes IR, plus water retention and an inability to loose weight. A lack of vitamin D too, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Please have a test done, your level is probably very low living in the UK. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Birmingham Hospital send out test kits. We do have two pages on breasts you could look at, one on Breast Tenderness, the other on Breast Cysts. I do feel progesterone will help you, but feel you need vitamin D too. If you'd like to chat to someone, please contact Julienne via her website here. She can give advice on the progesterone and vitamin D, plus she's a registered EFT therapist. Take care Wray

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