I am NOT too young!

Five years ago when I started my journey of hormonal imbalance I was 35 years old.  At the time, I thought I could find some natural remedies at health food stores and I would be balanced.  I read several books and walked into the stores armed with (some) knowledge of what to purchase.  What I heard, time and time again, was “you’re too young!”  Honey, tests don’t lie!  Perhaps they were just being cute and trying to make me feel better.  Perhaps they were truly concerned that I was treating myself with improper supplements.  Most likely, they were uninformed.

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Ultimately, I never bought anything at the stores I visited.  I was intimidated by all of the products and didn’t know how much to take.  There were vast variances of dosages and I couldn’t decipher which ones were correct.  It’s a good thing I didn’t take and estrogen enhancing products because that could have made me feel worse.  Dr. Thomas said I have estrogen dominance and I am not taking any estrogen products at this time.  This could change, but finding that balance is key.  There’s really no guessing, we are testing the hormones.  I’ll say it again….the tests don’t lie!

I am now being treated by a board certified doctor and being monitored closely.  I know that if there are any issues, I can contact him and he will give me the attention I deserve.  I have been prescribed the lowest doses of the hormones that I need to balance and we will adjust them accordingly.

If you feel you are experiencing hormonal imbalance, do something about it.  Don’t suffer.  Don’t think that this is “all a part of getting older.”  Screw that!  My quality of life, Mr. Maniac, my children, my friends all deserve better than a suffering Maniac!  Do your research.  Do a LOT of reading.  But DO something!  You are worth it!

 

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  • Diane

    How are you feeling Monica…are you noticing any differance? I know it hasn’t been that long but still curious.

     
     
     
  • Monica

    Hi Diane,

    I am keeping a pretty detailed log, and no, not really. I think that day I talked about was so special because it was Free Breakfast and FRIDAY! 🙂

    I had the worst bout of insomnia last night. I didn’t fall asleep until 7 this morning and only rested for about 3 hours. It was horrible! I don’t know if it’s all related, but there will be charts ready for Dr. Thomas when I go for my follow-up.

    Thanks for checking in! 🙂

    Monica

     
     
     
  • Lisa

    Hi Monica,
    Not a twinge? No nothing? Yikes, I was hoping to at least feel like I could get out of bed in the first week…

     
     
     
  • Monica

    Hi Lisa,

    I don’t know if I have always just coped with the low energy level. It doesn’t feel much different, but that could be because I have been so busy with company coming in and out of town all summer long. It’s been fun and exhausting.

    The one symptom I am really looking to improve above all else, is the mood. Especially during the few weeks before Aunt Flo arrives. I am usually very impatient and cranky. We shall see! 🙂

    Hugs to you!
    Monica