I nursed my daughter for 12 months and I actually gained more weight in those 12 months than during my pregnancy. My doctor mentioned it could be my progesterone levels.
I am extremely sensitive to hormones. I gained 100 lbs in 2 years off of birth control. After 6 years of dieting and no loss, I got off BC and lost 130 lbs.
OF course I got pregnant, gained 30 lbs and then after having my baby, I gained 40 lbs while nursing. I was dieting and exercised with no weight loss at all. I didn't start losing weight till about a year after I stopped nursing.
It has been almost 6 years. I went to see a second doctor because I suffer from ruptured cysts. My Dr. ran some tests and put me on things such as DHEA and B12. He said my body was not producing estrogen or testosterone. SO he also put me on 100 mg of progesterone for days 3 - 15 of my cycle and 200mg on days 16-26.
I am so afraid of weight gain. I have already gained 2 lbs in one month. Does this sound right? He put me on PROGESTERONE MICRONIZED.
In addition I was also put on vit d.... Is it possible that I am too sensitive to hormones such as progesterone?
I am 33 years old by the way....
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