Rapid weight gain.
I have had a bit of a roller coaster
I am in early menopause caused by adrenal burnout. I piled on weight about 4 years ago before I was diagnosed to 94kg but managed to lose it and keep it off and went to 72kg and was very lean and fit
I was getting terrible spotting and horrific insomnia and was put on prometrium by my naturopath in Nov 17.
I was on 200mg for 2 weeks but the spotting and insomnia continued and I got some awful headaches and migraines. My naturopath recommended 300mg and recommended I did the cyclical therapy which I started last month so I only had a weeks break. (http://www.cemcor.ca/resources/cyclic-progesterone-therapy)
I got bloated and retained water super fast, I gained 3 kg. I had a big bleed when I stopped taking it and I got sore breasts.
I restarted on it after my 2 week break and just as I started taking it again I started spotting so went back to 300mg as 200mg isn’t doing the job as I’m still spotting. I’m bloated, have some spots which I never get, still struggling with sleep despite taking melatonin and amitryptiline.
But I’m gaining a kg a day, I’m up to 80kg - I could cry!!! I am eating no oestrogenic foods, eating 1500kcal a day, doing an hours exercise a day, keeping stress low, use only clean products on my skin and in my house and supplement with adrenal and liver support supplements.
It feels like huge water retention.
I am prepared to ride this out but am TERRIFIED I won’t lose the weight.
Do I increase or keep where I am? How long do I continue?
I previously tried transdermal cream but it didn’t work for me.