I can remember a time in my life when I would ask myself, “When was my last period?” Which is pretty common when your body is not ovulating. Naturally going to the doctor to fix this problem is something I did.
Unfortunately the problems began to continue from there. This is what happens when what you are taking is not the real deal. I had to change what I was getting in those pills and here is why:
So like I said the problems I had began to develop into something more. I wish I knew then, what I know now. There is a big improvement when I made the switch to natural progesterone from synthetic progestin.
Let’s compare the differences:
I wanted nothing more than to sleep during the afternoon. I would curl up on the couch with a comfy blanket, turn on a movie I had watched a million times, and nap.
Even now that sounds like an amazing idea! Luckily, I do not feel like I need to do that any more.
When you are taking progestin based products, adrenal fatigue is a common issue. Since making the switch, my energy levels began to improve and napping was no longer a necessity to make it through the day.
When I would have a period, they would be crazy heavy and miserable. I would go through so much famine product and have to do laundry often.
While both are great for this, natural progesterone does it just a bit better.
Oh and of course...my mood would be unreal. I honestly had to go to counseling to adjust my attitude and as well as work on my depression.
One thing progestin does not do well is help with your mood. In fact, it is linked with progressing mood disorders.
Progesterone on the other hand has been such a blessing for me in this area. It is a promoter of good mood and also better sleep. Also when you sleep better, you are in a better mood. The two go hand in hand.
Other benefits that you may gain from natural progesterone is it supports the cardiovascular system, nourishes hair and skin, supports breast tissue, and helps build muscle and bones.
Natural progesterone for the win!
Now the trick is, how to get your hands on this stuff?
The first place to focus is getting your body back to naturally ovulating. I know this sounds tricky.
This can be done when you address the underlying issues that are keeping you from ovulating. For many PCOS women this is easier said than done, but it can be done with lifestyle changes, I promise.
The second piece to help support you while you are working on the above is to get micronized or bioidentical progesterone.
This comes in the form of creams, serums, and capsules.
Ready to switch to natural progesterone? We discuss this and more in the Thriving with PCOS community on Facebook. Come join us in taking the steps to acquire natural progesterone for yourself.
See You There,