No period and weight gain

by Kimberly Jones
(Pearland, Texas)

I started using Napro this month on day 15, as usually I start my period on day 29 or 30. Since I started using it I have gain 13lbs. My clothes are still fitting fine, but the weight gain concerns me. In addition, I have not started my period yet, and it's now day 32.

I read all of the progesterone guidelines, and based on what I read, you'll tell me to resume the progesterone until my cycle continues. If this is the case, are you advising the 100 - 200 for the whole month?

I did feel better, and my moods were stable. But now I have swelling in my legs and really bag cramps throughout my hips. I started using the progesterone to help with week 3, which customarily was really awful for me.

I kept 40lbs off for 4.5 years and I cannot gain it all back. I need to be able to lose this extra weight and keep losing until I get to my goal weight. I am still overweight with a BMI of 30.

I'm so worried I've made the wrong choice using Napro! Please advise.

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Aug 23, 2018
No period and weight gain
by: Joy

Hi Kimberly

Progesterone can cause weight gain when first using it. If not enough progesterone is being used it can make matters worse. The weight gain is usually water retention and is one of many Estrogen Dominance symptoms. You don't say how much you are actually using, but usually between 100-200mg is needed, more if symptoms are severe. It does disrupt the cycle and can take 2-6 months before this improve and should be used every day, half the amount in the morning and the other half at night. Once the cycle is regular again, the cream can be used by following your cycle. Please read How to use Progesterone 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.

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