Don’t know what to do
Hi there I’ve been on progesterone for about 13 years. I started on the recommended dose of 20mg a day, I was fine then after about 6 months I started to get hot flashes and night sweats I went to my doctor who dealt with biodenticals who ran a zrt lab test and said my progesterone was too high I ignored it and just increased the dose to 200mg a day then the weight started to pile on fast forward I was a size 6 now 12 years on size 12 and using 500mg day everyday for all this time and cannot rid this weight.
I eat a clean organic diet, use paraben free toiletries, I exercise 4 -5 days a week, I take magnesium 500mg of vit d transdermal. I live in Florida have a permanent tan always outside.
Early last January I went to uk to visit family met with a naturopathic doctor who told me I’ve down regulated my estrogen too much and that progesterone is great for menses and perimenopause but in menopause you need both, of course I listened to advice but now I’m wondering why am I having hot flashes still, why am I depressed and overweight? please don’t tell me I need to up my dose I’ve been doing that for 12 years, please help any advice