I did a bit of research; one article gave a list of questions, and based on your answers advised whether you might have a hormonal imbalance. My answers pointed to estrogen dominance, and indicated progesterone might help. So I thought I'd try some of this cream, I mean it would either help or not, and it's safe for any woman to take. The guy that developed it is Dr John Lee, who is apparently an authority in the use of natural progesterone cream and hormone balance. So I ordered some and started using it as directed from the 12th to 26th day of my cycle. You apply 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon to thin-skinned areas such as your neck, face, breastbone or forearms twice a day.
Since I wasn't experiencing any noticeable symptoms, I wasn't surprised to find I didn't feel any different when using it. In the previous couple of weeks I'd found my weight creeping up a bit which frustrated me to no end. Although I'd tried a few times previously returning to strict Phase 1 of Dr Poon and it hadn't worked, I decided to try again, so all last week I was on Phase 1.
I'd chosen a bad week to start as all the signs of my cycle coming on were there, and yet I lost weight. Then I fully expected my cycle to start by the end of the week, and it didn't - I got the tenderness and cramps and even spotting - but nothing else. Why does that matter? Well that's how things used to be back before I started getting it every three weeks. It means this cycle is going to be about five weeks, assuming it starts this week. It makes me wonder if the changes affecting not only my cycle but my stubborn stall were due to hormonal changes, and whether in fact this cream might make a difference. It's too soon to tell, but certainly very interesting.
Something Jan commented on my previous post also piqued my interest (thank you Jan the article was a very interesting read). One of the things in the article that got my attention was the possible thyroid issues. There were about a dozen symptoms given that might mean thyroid issues, and I have eight of them! So I'm planning to see my doctor after the holidays and see if I can get that checked.
Anyways, it's great to have my weight moving downward again, and I will report on my weigh-in next time, I just wanted to check in and let you know things are going well. I'm feeling great and not worried about the approaching holidays. I have plans to make Phase 1 friendly meals to bring with me to the in-laws and I hope to soon be reporting sailing toward my goal. Wish me luck. :)