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#1 of 2 Old 12-11-2012, 09:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello there lovelies,

I am nearly positive that I read somewhere on here that there was scientific evidence that lactation blocks (or "fills") the progesterone receptors. Does anyone have any info on this? I recently had my progesterone tested (along with tons of other stuff) and found it to be surprisingly high even though I have so many symptoms pointing to it being low. Do you think it might be possible that the progesterone in my bloodstream is high enough but my body is not able top absorb enough due to lactation?

I am feeling irritable/depressed/overweight/low energy. I am BF a 22 month old and considering weaning due to all of this. In the past I noticed a shift in my body after weaning...but I don't want to wean for no reason since he is prob my last.

I am taking low dose armour, d3, b vitamins, progesterone cream (lowered dose due to test).

Any thoughts?

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Interesting that you say nursing blocks progesterone receptors. But whether it is that, or just lack of progesterone, this is definitely a side effect of nursing. ( Taking Charge of Your Fertility, the Sears website mentions something like this) I found the progesterone cream very effective in bringing back hormonal balance whilst nursing.

 

 Thyroid issus maybe?  Iodine deficiency?  

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