I'm pretty new to PCOS and new to this forum.
Anyone else who's taking progesterone:
Have you found it to cause you to gain any weight? I am on my second month of it and both times I started the new course I put at least a pound back on. I know a pound isn't much, but if it happens every month it could turn into trouble over time. I had been steadily losing prior to starting the progesterone.
After finding out I have PCOS I majorly modified my diet to try and lose: no potatoes, no sugar, no white flour, no pop, no caffeine, MAYBE one serving of grain a day and if I do it is completely whole grain, very little fruit (not even once a day) and if I do it is whole fresh fruit, most of my vegetables are raw, I religiously measure portion sizes on everything (except vegetables), no trans fats, no corn syrup of any kind, no hydrogenated anything, as few prepackaged foods as is humanly possible including only homemade salad dressing, no condiments, fat free dairy only, mostly fish and chicken that is baked with no oil and nothing on it but spices. More or less South Beach, but not exactly as I restrict grains and fruit a lot more than SB. I have not cheated once and I exercise every day, so I just can't imagine that any weight gain is the fault of my eating.
I am very frustrated by this.
The progesterone is to try and hold off periods--I have crazy ones that last for weeks on end and if they do stop only stop for a few days to a week. It does hold it off, barely; I still spot constantly through the course and the cramps are very unpleasant. I'm probably calling the dr. tomorrow, but thought I'd see if anyone else faced a similar situation.