Desperate for answers
I have been using Progesterone cream for a couple of years now, it never really helped with hot flashes but I wasn't having cycles and I felt better using the cream.
A recent FSH test showed my level was 79 so that indicates Menopause has now happened but here's the weird stuff... I started to gain weight over a period of 4 weeks (whilst eating healthy and exercising) then I saw water retention in my legs and noticed pains in my thighs, I am craving sugar and salty foods (but resisting), my libido has gone OTT high and I haven't had a hot flash for over 8 weeks.
What on earth is happening to me? I feel my estrogen is rising, I cannot get the water retention down, and I'm desperate because of the pain in my legs. Every herbal remedy has been tried, as well as a diuretic.
Do you think I have a build up of progesterone? I really could do with advice.