Swelling never ends

by Linse

I am 28 with thyroid issues and to boot had very low progesterone. My do doctor prescribed 100mg oral prometrium but the first few days of taking it were miserable, I could hardly function or stay awake. So she said I could prick the pill and use it topically.

From there things were great, my weight was practically falling off, I had great energy and things seemed to be falling into place with my cycle.

Push forward 5 months to January and all of a sudden it was if it was not working anymore. So we bumped to 200mg and everything went crazy. My feet and legs were so swollen they were painful, my abdomen distended, my breasts were huge and my face puffy.

This is what I have been battling for the last 7 months with no wins. We have even gone to a compounded version so we could play with the dose better. Nothing works. I swell up like a balloon with even the slightest amount of progesterone in my system.


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Jun 18, 2015
Swelling never ends
by: Joy

Hi Linse

I am not surprised you felt miserable as any form of oral progesterone is not the best delivery method as 96% gets destroyed by the gut and liver. It would have stirred up your estrogen receptors and caused terrible Estrogen Dominance symptoms. Pricking the pill is a better option. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream.

What is your Vitamin D level as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone which is more than likely why you hit a brick wall 5 months later. All those symptoms that you are feeling are all estrogen dominance symptoms because even though you increased to 200mg it is not enough. What is the concentration of the cream that you are using, if not correct, it will not work and your misery will continue. Thyroid problems may also be due to a vitamin D deficiency.

Careful with compounded creams as many contain estrogen and testosterone, not what any women needs.

Hope this helps.

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