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Hi Ladies, I hit peri a few years ago (I'm 47). I also have a large fibroid which I know accounts for my big belly but doesn't explain big boobs, arms etc. I did have a terrible naturopath try to give me natural progesterone which made me gain a lot of weight quickly in a few weeks, at least 10 pounds or more so that got me off to an even worse start. Ever since then I've been cutting calories even tho I've always eaten paleo and healthy, and upped exercise. Had my thyroid and insulin levels checked, all normal. I take thyroid meds already. And I'm still a fat cow all the fat mostly in my middle though I've gained weight all over. I've tried green tea pills etc. It's just so sudden in the last year. I've gone up 2 pant and bra sizes!! I know if I can get the giant 12 ish cm fibroid taken care of (fighting with insurance) that will help my belly but prob not my boobs etc. Have any of you found anything that works? It seems like taking hormones you're low in (progesterone) can actually make you gain weight. Which baffles me. I WILL NOT BECOME A FAT MIDDLE AGED LADY!!! Esp since I hardly eat and I see super thin women in their 60s and up. I know my metabolism is not the best (hypothyroid) but before peri, since I eat so well I was still very thin, about a size 6/sm. Any ideas ladies?
Yours Truly, The Middle Aged Blob
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