I know that this should be the least of my worries but, has anyone on progesterone noticed weight gain or weight loss?
I am not on progesterone but I have low prosterone and the weight changes can be a lot. In my research I didnt see taking progesterone made you gain or lose but I am sure it can happen.
The problem with progesterone imbalances is the symptoms typically mimic those of other disorders. Besides infertility and pregnancy loss, low progesterone symptoms can include:
Mood swings Depression Insomnia Appetite changes Weight changes Irritability Lack of concentration Anxiety Fatigue Frequent menstruation Irregular menstruation Low sex drive Migraines PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) Vaginal dryness Painful intercourse
it's really hard to tell if the weight gain (which is very little, mostly bloat) is from the prgoesterone or being on betrest/sitting on my ass eating ice cream =) I've been on it for month now, my jens fit perfectly...if I don't button them.
I would *think* that when your progesterone gets higher - You wouldn't experience weight gain (maybe weight loss) because you are leveling out. I know that low progesterone leads to weight gain..
But who knows!! Meds are weird!!!
I certainly gained a lot of weight last year which is when i found out i had progesterone issues. Makes sense.
So have they been able to level you out? If so, did that cause you to loose weight? I have gained about 8 - 10 pounds since all of this started and nothing has changed in my diet and exercise so I attribute the gain to my Progesterone/PCOS.
Like you said, I am not really trying to focus on loosing it (just keeping up healthy eating and exercise) but it would be nice for it to happen while we are waiting for something to work! :)
Same thing with me...I was perfectly normal before BC....Now that I am off of it, my body is soooo out of wack.
ccia84 I just started taking them about 4 days ago. I haven't gained anything so far but I do walk a lot and "try" to eat healthy foods most of the time. Only time will tell i guess. i didn't realize how common having low progesterone was. I wonder why this happens?