April 2015 Moms

Progesterone Suppositories = instant dad gut?

Hi All,
I saw a few other discussions about this but I wanted to know if anyone has experienced a loss in muscle definition and rapid weight gain while on vaginal progesterone? I was put on it as soon as I learned I was pregnant, and I feel like my stomach is hiding behind a wall of jello in such a short amount of time. I’ve read that progesterone can loosen the muscles and cause water retention in addition to slowing your metabolism, but this feels nuts. I’ve been on it for about 4 weeks now, have been eating healthily and exercising more frequently and this straight up gut has taken up residency.

I am a type 1 diabetic who also has Grave’s Disease (hyperthyroidism), and bloodwork on both of those fronts looks good.

Anyone else experiencing this? Is this just my life now?
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