Hope you don't mind if I pop in?
I was diagnosed with PMDD (PMS on steroids as I like to say) and was originally offered a Mirena and anti-depressants to cope. HECK NO. Found another doctor who put me on bio-identical progesterone cream...the MAX amount...400mg daily during the last half of my cycle. (I'm in Canada and you can only get progesterone via prescription).
Fast forward almost two years...my symptoms have all but disappeared. Rarely get headaches...no extreme water weight fluxuations (I could gain or lose 8-9 pounds overnight)...can turn off my mind at night and sleep without crazy sweats. Periods are better...no cramping, few clots and a more manageable flow (TMI I know) and my moods are soooooo much more stable.
I consider bio-identical progesterone cream worth its weight in gold. It would be worth platinum if it could speed up weight loss for me!