Weight Gain With Progesterone
Almost three years ago I found an amazing doctor who discovered that my progesterone levels were extremely low. She put me on bio-identical progesterone, and I quickly felt so much better. Everything changed for the better for me.
My anxiety went away and my mood improved. Even my canker sores went away. However, she warned me that I could gain weight, but everything I read told me that I would lose weight. Sure enough, as of last year, I am steadily gaining weight. I have gained 15 pounds in the last year which is a lot for me since I am 5 foot. On my last visit, I was progesterone dominant! (I would go back but our insurance changed.) I exercise regularly and have been watching what I eat. What I would normally do to lose pounds is not working. I have now limited my intake to 1300 calories a day and work out each day. I still feel good, but this weight just won't budge and it's steadily climbing. I am 39. Any advice is appreciated.