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I have a progesterone deficiency (aka Estrogen Dominance)

By January 17, 2011 - 1:53pm
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Thanks I already read this link. I was hoping for some more personalized information, possibly a testimonial.

January 18, 2011 - 2:49am
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nickf58 - Both Provera and Depo-Provera are medroxyprogesterone. While millions of women take this without issues, there are also many who have reported side effects including extreme weight gain, severe depression, irregular bleeding, migraines, hair loss and even vision problems.

Here are some resources which provide more information: http://www.medicinenet.com/medroxyprogesterone/article.htm


January 17, 2011 - 6:42pm

My doctor has diagnosed me with progesterone deficiency (aka Estrogen Dominance). I am 38, soon to be 39 and have been having perimenopausal symptoms for the past year. I have always been in good, athletic condition and run and weight-train regularly. Over the past few months, I have lost my muscular "look" despite no changes to my routine or eating habits. I have also had extreme breast tenderness, ovarian cysts, and night sweats. My trainer swears I am losing fat and gaining muscle, but the scale is going up as well. I have also started to gain weight around the middle, someplace I never have before. Is this the lack of progesterone? I have heard horror stories about Depo-provera (aka: Hippo Provera) and am not sure if "Provera" is the same thing. I have the prescription for the 5mg to take days 14-28 of my cycle, but am hesitant because of the weight gain possibilities. Could someone shed some light on this?

January 17, 2011 - 2:02pm
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