OK, for the girls -
Really frustrated that two weeks before the T-O-M thing my blood sugar skyrockets and it's like I'm pumping water rather than insulin. My NP says it's due to increased progesterone-to-estrogen ratio. I've heard that it can be counterbalanced by using progesterone cream during the first two weeks of the cycle. This seems counter-intuitive to me, as my blood sugar is GOOD during that time.
This hormone thing is not something I know much about.
But an imbalance might help to explain my 15-lb weight gain this year.
My endo (male) won't pay any attention to my hormone concerns. I suspect that he's so used to seeing people about to keel over from kidney disease and things that he dismisses me as in relatively good health. I'm also open to any techniques to try to get him to address this. I'm thinking of trying to find a naturopath, because they seem willling to discuss hormones.