Progesterone cream ruined my life and I can't find any answers
I am a 34 year old female, who used natural Progesterone cream as a means to ease horrible endometriosis symptoms/estrogen dominance.
I began the cream in September of 2015. Initially, i was using 60mg of the cream 3x a day. I felt fine at first, slept great, my hormonal acne seemed to clear up, and I began to lose a little bit of weight, which has been a VERY big struggle for me over the past 3 years since being diagnosed.
After using the cream for a month, I began to have horrible breast swelling (I went up 2 cup sizes) abdominal bloat, and periods where my cramps were so bad they had me vomiting. I missed days of work because of this. I stumbled upon this website, and read many articles saying that if you are in a continuous state of oestrogen, you need to take more progesterone to make it the dominate hormone. Well, I did just that. I was taking 300mg a day. What happened during those 3 months, was a 20lb. weight increase, extreme depression, extreme period pain, zero libido due to both depression and body image issues as a result of the extreme weight gain, and anxiety.
I used the cream from September- the end of december and decided to stop, as it literally ruined my entire life.
Here I am, almost a year later, and I have lost maybe 6lbs if that.
My body is transformed from taking that cream, and because of it, i can barely even look in the mirror anymore. i have always been extremely active but now I can barely get to the gym because i am so embarrassed.
Just wondering if anyone out here has experienced this.
It's hard to find sites where people used the cream for endometriosis, as many people on here seem to be using it for menopause.
I just want some kind of answer or reasuurance.