Ablation/ Effects of Progesterone or Something Else?

At the beginning of 2018 I had an ablation and with that a host of what I believe to be hormonal problems began. I'm trying to make sense of everything as I now see that an imbalance of hormones, notably estrogen dominance, is to blame. I just recently figured this out and began using natural progesterone cream. Here are the questions I have because I am somewhat confused:

1. I haven't had a period in 6 months and after a month of using the cream I began bleeding again. Could this be due to the added progesterone? If so, why is this?

2. Since beginning the cream, I have noticed an increase in bulging veins in hands, legs, and feet, something I haven't had before. Could the bulging veins be due to an increase in progesterone/the cream? Is it progesterone or is estrogen somehow related to bulging veins or is this a coincidence?

3. This has nothing to do with using the cream but I'm curious because I can't find an answer to this...Immediately after the ablation I gained weight in my belly, hips, and thighs, as well as a major increase in the appearance of cellulite. It was as if this transformation happened overnight. I have yet to rid myself of any of this and be back to the way I was before the ablation not matter what I try. Doctor says it has nothing to do with the ablation or hormones, but I believe otherwise. It was within a few days of the ablation that all this occurred being quite the coincidence. Prior to this I wasn't skinny, but I didn't have this extra weight or increased cellulite dimples etc. After researching and being confirmed through a saliva test that I have very low progesterone part of me wonders if there was an even bigger drop in progesterone after the ablation (there were other symptoms such as mood changes that confirm for me that there may have been a drop in progesterone at this time) and that this drop caused these body changes. Could a sudden drop in progesterone cause weight gain and an increase in the appearance of cellulite and if so, can it be reversed with progesterone cream and at what dosage?

Thank you!

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Aug 14, 2018
Ablation/ Effects of Progesterone or Something Else?
by: Joy

It is not unusual to have a bleed or two after an ablation and starting progesterone. Progesterone will clear out any build up, things should settle down.

I can find no evidence that progesterone causes bulging veins. As progesterone stimulates estrogen when first using it, it could be estrogen causing it and just your way that the body is adjusting. Things should settle down once progesterone has become the dominant hormone.

I also had an ablation many years ago and I did not gain weight at all. As everyone is different it is difficult to say if it does cause weight gain. Low progesterone levels doesn't cause weight gain but excess estrogen levels can. Please read Estrogen Dominance and How to use Progesterone Cream. Between 100-200mg progesterone is recommended using a 3% cream.

Vitamin D3 is very important as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, optimal range is between 70-100ng/mL. Nothing less than 5,000iu's is needed daily. Co-factors are needed when taking D3, magnesium and vitamin K2 with no soy are the important ones.

Aug 15, 2018
Ablation/Effects of Progesterone or Something Else?
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for the response. I thought Estrogen Dominance may be to blame for all of this. One last bit of clarification, because I had an ablation and didn't start bleeding until I began the progesterone, I consider myself to be in the category of not having a period and thought I should be taking the 100-200 mg daily without stopping even through the bleeding. Is this correct?

Besides the symptoms I described in my initial post, I feel the progesterone cream has changed my mood for the better which had changed dramatically after the ablation. I feel very grateful to have found this site!

Thanks again!

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