Swollen Breasts....Symptom of Progesterone Excess?
I'm in perimenopause (51 years old) and have been using Natpro for about 4 months now. I usually take 200 mg. a day.
For the past two weeks, my breasts have been swelling! My breasts never used to swell, except when I was pregnant. I'm reading conflicting reports on the Internet (what would the Internet be without conflicts????)
Conflicting Report A says that swollen breasts are a symptom of progesterone EXCESS. The draftees of this report say that when a woman takes too much progesterone, her body gets tricked into thinking that she is pregnant, so it prepares for pregnancy...breasts included. Hence, the balloon breasts.
Conflicting Report B says that swollen breasts are a symptom of progesterone DEFICIENCY and excess estrogen and recommend that a woman stop taking progesterone until the swelling goes away.
I'm over here not really knowing what step to take next.
Do you think I'm taking too much progesterone....or is this a sign that I'm not taking enough? If I'm not taking enough, what dosage do you recommend for swelling breasts?