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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