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If I am not pregnant then all of these horrible symptoms are progesterone symptoms. ITS AWFUL.....Hotflashes, High temps, Nausea, Cramps, Bloating, Breast Tenderness, Headaches, Dizziness, Moodiness, etc
Here are some articles...
Progesterone levels increase after ovulation. This increase in progesterone may cause you to feel symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms. While these early symptoms could be due to pregnancy, they might not actually be pregnancy related. If you notice symptoms before implantation could have occurred, the symptoms are likely due to normal hormonal changes that take place after ovulation rather than pregnancy. Women just coming off of birth control may be more sensitive to these hormonal changes. It is quite common for women who recently stopped taking the pill to have what feels like pregnancy symptoms, especially during their first ovulatory cycle.
The Body and The Luteal Phase: With progesterone high, women may experience tender breasts and nipples. Confoundingly, this is also an early pregnancy symptom as well. If you are fertility charting and you know where you are during your cycle, you can dismiss this early tenderness as a possible effect of post-ovulation progesterone. However, if tenderness continues or intensifies when you normally do not experience this sensitivity, you may have an early pregnancy sign. Progesterone can also precipitate PMS-symptoms like irritability, moodiness, etc.