Progesterone Therapy Question
Hi Wray, this is my second month using progesterone. I'm 37 years old with PCOS and adrenal fatigue. I suffer from irregular periods and what seems like PMS that lasts the whole month.
The first month of using progesterone I used 160 mg per day for 14 days. I felt it helped my anxiety but it didn't help with bloating and weight gain. It took 5 days to start my period after stopping the progesterone. During those 5 days, my anxiety came back and I felt severe PMS symptoms so I decided to try using the progesterone cream for the entire month to see if this would help.
I'm in my second now, my estrogen dominance symptoms are severe (weight gain, bloating, joint pain, back ache, breast pain, uterus pain). I've upped my dose to 300-400 mg per day and my symptoms are still just as bad.
Is this just the normal estrogen dominance that happens when starting progesterone therapy? I thought it would improve with upping the dosage. How long will this last before the progesterone cream starts helping me?