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Bio-idential Progesterone & body temps

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    Hello ladies, due to years of under eating I have low body temps. I go to a wonderful Naturopathic doc who has be on natural Prog, testosterone and DHEA, and at one time Isocort (natural cortisol) and natural T3, both of which I have since weaned myself off of. When I started all these hormones, I was not yet aware of the reason that all my hormones were out of whack. Yes, I knew I was under eating, but was comfortable on my 1000-1200 calories of “high quality mostly organic free-range low carb” diet. I thought my diet was pretty good, and I was quite proud of this fact. It never dawned on me that I was creating my hormonal nightmare. Duh.

    Anyways, I am trying to eat more but do find it hard as I don’t want to gain weight. I am eating to my maintenance level and eating more carbs but not as many as is suggested here. I’m getting there…

    Anyways, here is my question, or observation… I take Progesterone drops on days 9-28 (or until I get my period). As those days go on, my temps rise consistently every day, until about day 20ish and on, when my temps are a nice 98.1-98.6. I feel amazing on these days, and even the days leading up to it as they are slowly rising. I am a different person and feel great! As soon as I get my period, and for those first 9 days of my cycle starting over, my temps are right back down in the 97’s. If I eat a big carb meal I can get them up to a low 98 for a short while, but within a hour or 2 it drops down into the 97 range again.

    Why does progesterone do this for me, and should I assume I need it all month long? Any one else notice this?

    Hannah Ransom

    Progesterone raises body temperature. The release of high levels of progesterone after ovulation tell us that ovulation happened, in fact.

    You don’t want to take it all month long, it’ll mess with you. I would try to itch it completely, honestly, and figure out what your hormones are like without it.

    You just have to not worry about you weight. Your health is more important. It’ll stabilize eventually. I know it’s easier said than done, but it’s true.

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