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Is it possible to take too much progesterone?

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Dr. Saima Farghani
Specializes in Endocrinology
Progesterone: Yes if your r on Progesterone based contraceptives and taking a higher dose.
Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: It is always possible to take too much of anything. That is why there is a dosing schedule and it is generally prescribed. Progesterone in general,can cause many side effects including stomach upset, changes in appetite, fluid retention / swelling, fatigue, acne, drowsiness or insomnia, skin rashes, hives, fever, headache, depression & breast discomfort. All can be made worse by too much of course

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