I had a hysterectomy in 2012 May, but kept my ovaries. I started noticing a lot of swelling in my lower extremities, i.e. legs, calves and feet. Despite all of my exercise and weight training and eating whole foods, nothing helped. I went to a Dr. where I live and she did both a blood and spit test to determine my vitamin, mineral, adrenals, iron levels. I was at an 8 on a scale of a menopausal woman from a scale of 12-200. My estrogen was not significant but I was estrogen dominant at the time due to such low progesterone levels. I was put on 20Mg of Bio Progesterone and an Iron and multi Vitamin regimen and felt great and lost 10 lbs within a couple of months. My weight started to creep in November but I now, after reading all the blogs, think it was due to low D3 levels in addition to my ever declining progesterone levels due to my hysterectomy. I started to get extremely bloated, and had a lot of puffines in my legs, hands and feel around April and after reading articles on this site, went up from 40mg/day to 100 and I have been doing so for over a week but seemed to feel worse. Is it possible that I was so low again in progesterone that it will take a while to get to a level of progesterone dominance? Should I continue or back off of the higher dosage? This puffiness is making me miserable and it is almost swim suit season. Help!