The pill and insulin resistance
by Ms. June
I was looking for more information on the pill and insulin resistance. One of your visitor's questions briefly addressed this and perhaps this is what I am experiencing.
I am 25 years old and I have been off of the pill for 2 years almost. I went on the pill at 16 and so total usage time was 8 years. I felt that I had been on the pill for too long and did not fully trust doctors when they say that the pill does not harm you. Too good to be true in my opinion. I also was often missing pills and just couldn't get myself to take them consistently. My emotions were out of control and I had low sex drive.
Over the last 2 years I have not had any consistent periods. Three months no period, period, then 6 months no period, then period, then period, then 2 months no period, etc. completely random. I have gained 30lbs (110 to 140), mostly in the waist and face. I have no control over my emotions. I have developed a vision problem but glasses just make me dizzy when not looking into the distance. Plus, my vision gets cloudy one day and then fine the next which confuses me. My hair started to shed at an alarming and abnormal to me rate over the last month. I have family history of thyroid and diabetes. My thyroids were checked a year ago and were normal, diabetes is just being tested.
The doctor is giving me Prometrium for when I do not get my period.
Question 1) Is Prometrium progesterone?
Question 2) Do you have more information on how the pill could be linked to insulin resistance?