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?