Funny thing about progesterone... if you're estrogen dominant, then yes, a little progesterone can act to reduce fluid retention. However, too much progesterone relative to estrogen will actually cause you to retain more water.
Hello! I added USP progesterone cream along with my Viville Dot because a few weeks after surgery I was suddenly "puffy"....fingers and face. Feeling so well with that estrogen dosage (mentally clear, no more hot flashes, no mood swings) I hesitated lowering the dot...so added the Progest cream. Within a day of adding 1/4 Tsp of Menocream I piddled like a race horse and have not had edema since! In addition to it being a diuretic for me..it is also very sedating, I apply right before going to sleep. The 1st day I put it on in the daytime...was in "LaLa land" that afternoon!