A 46-year-old member asked:
can oral micronized progesterone [prometrium] make you gain weight?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Progesterone increases your appetite as well as water retention, these 2 effects being associated with weight gain.
Gynecology 39 years experience
Rarely: Perimenopausal women rarely complain of weight gain when placed on natural progesterone. Most women feel better and sleep better on natural progesterone but there are exceptions.
Last updated May 11, 2019
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