What about using a diuretic while on progesterone?

by Shannon
(Arkansas )

I've been on Rx cream for 2.5 months now ( progesterone combined with testosterone) and have gained 8 lbs which is a lot considering I'm 5'2". It seems to be mainly in my middle. I am very active and exercise too. Would it be an option to use a diuretic for now while on the progesterone? Would that help me lose a few lbs?

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Jul 28, 2015
same problrem
by: Letitia

I have the same issue, I will be interested to hear what advise you get

Jul 30, 2015
Can a diuretic be used with progesterone?
by: Shannon

Hi Wray-
Hoping to know if it's safe to use diuretic along w progesterone considering it is also a diuretic. My dr said it's probably water weight gain due to adjusting to the hormone. That's what made me wonder about using diuretic--- I just didn't think to ask her during that conversation. Thanks very much!

Jul 31, 2015
What about using a diuretic while on progesterone?
by: Joy

Hi Shannon

Progesterone is an excellent diuretic in itself, there should be no need to use another one, you simply are not using enough progesterone. Please readHow to use Progesterone Cream and Estrogen Dominance. Your weight gain is due to the combination progesterone cream that you are using. Does it also come mixed with estrogen? No women needs to take extra estrogen or testosterone. There are over 100 estrogen mimics in our environment as it is, why take more? Please read Our Stolen Future, also the adverse effects of taking testosterone are simply not worth the risk. Apart from it causing weight gain, hair loss, acne etc it can cause cardiovascular disease, see here. Did your doctor not warn you about this? You might also like to look at the Ketogenic Diet which is excellent for weight issues.

Do you know what your Vitamin D3 level is as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone.

Hope this helps.

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