The Weighting Game
Hello Wray. I have been having trouble with my weight for over a year now. In the past, diet and exercise have always been the key, but since last September it just won't budge. Strangely, however, I fasted for two days and lost FIVE POUNDS a day; however, I do not look puffy so I do not know what that weight could have been. (edema without showing?) Then, as soon as I ate again I gained the weight right back. My doctor had been wanting to put me on Yaz since forever, so I finally agreed and started it this May. During that time, I ate little to no calories and walked to the ends of the earth and back. I went down about 25 lbs in 2 months, but the majority of that was in chunks (11 lbs the first week, then 7 lbs about 6 wks later). Does that make any sense to you? I thought, 'wow, this pill is really working,' and ate a little more the one day. I was up 4 lbs the next day. A day later? Same thing. Where is all this weight coming from??? I thought the Yaz had fixed that problem. I stopped the pill at the end of August. Before I went on Yaz, I tried using progesterone cream, but after finding this site, I realize I was probably using waayyyy too little (20 mg/day) and I gained 12 lbs in 7 days. Just for fun, I did a keto diet last month, not expecting to lose anything, but to give it a go anyway. I lost about 3 lbs water weight at the start, but then nothing. I ordered an E2/Pg saliva test in March and my Pg came back 45 pg/ml (E2 1.4 pg/ml), hence the reason I started the Pg cream. Also, last month I started seeing a ND because none of the regular dr's I saw knew anything about hormones. My ND has in fact acknowledged that I am low in Pg, but doesn't want to mess too much with my hormones. She has put me on
---->Vitanica Women's Phase 1 <---- (ingredients listed in picture of bottle) Do you see any reason why this would help? And more importantly, do you think Pg will help my weight issue at all? I have never dealt with this before- large chunks of weight coming off in 2-7 days, and such great amounts of weight coming back after ONE DAY of eating more. I absolutely cannot explain it. Nor the fact that it is next to impossible to get any weight off at all. I am down about 15 lbs from when I used the cream, but that's all because I went super hardcore those couple months I was taking Yaz. And yes, I know that was not a healthy route to take, but I was so heavy and so upset about it. Now I am back to just being regular heavy. I would be willing to try Pg cream again, at a much higher dose, if it would not make me gain all that weight back, and if it will help me to lose the weight I have been trying to lose for over a year now. But I don't know if the Pg is what's making my weight so stubborn and strange. Btw, I am back on a keto diet, just for fun. Lastly, ever since last Sept, when I was unable to lose weight, I also noticed I was having vivid dreams every. single. night. I often wake up from them 2 or 3 times throughout the night. I can't really find anything linking vivid dreams to low Pg, but I don't know what else it could be..which kind of worries me. Anyway, I have gone through a year of having no doctor really care one way or the other about my weight, but I do. I am tired of having a big belly, and not being able to fit into the clothes I was wearing last year before I gained a mysterious 10+ lbs out of nowhere. Please help?...any info/recommendations you have to offer would be greatly appreciated.