What if you're an athlete, how could it affect performance?
(Long Island, NY)
I tend to eventually (as in for a long while I'll be fine, like a year or two, and then it comes back again) get hair loss especially during my period. I think maybe I'm working out too much, stressed, etc. I am just leery of doing anything (like take progesterone) to effect my athletic performance. I know during my period my performance is terrible and I have to lay off on harder workouts. But I would think I need a decent amount of testosterone for my athletic performance, no? Even if I'm female? I just want to know if I start taking progesterone would I have to worry about it affecting the 3 weeks of the month that I tend to have better performance? I'm mostly a road cyclist (endurance athlete), but also some swimming and running. Will be lifting weights over the winter also. Of course I don't want continued hair loss, but I also want to be able to catch up to the women that are stronger than me. Both seem to have plenty of hair and sometimes outride a bunch of the men. I would like to get to where they are without having to sacrifice my hair, lol. I also have pretty bad PMS like mood swings, short temper, some cramps, etc. I tend to have some anxiety all the time, GAD.