Natural or Bio-identical Progesterone as Birth Control?
Two years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS was proscribed birth control, instead I took sublingual progesterone and my PCOS symtoms resolved within 6 months. So I am very familiar with the benefits of supplementing with this hormone.
I am 23 years old and have never taken birth control, however, I am now at a stage in my life where I do not want to risk pregnancy and have been looking into taking a birth control pill (loestrin). This one seemed like the best option for me because it contained more synthetic progesterone than synthetic estrogen. However, I have not taken it yet because I am concerned about the side-effects of all synthetic Birth control options. Like the POP “Progestin only BCP” is it possible to take progesterone every day to avoid pregnancy? Can use natural/bio-identical progesterone at the same time as taking the BCP without increasing chances for pregnancy?