Yep, I have imbalanced hormones! Thank goodness it’s not all in my head!
Here’s how my day went:
7am – Mr. Maniac rolled over and said “Hun, it’s 7:00, don’t you want to get up?” So much for going into work early! I debated for about 5 minutes on whether to shave my legs. Normally when a person sees a doctor, there are special preparations involved. I can’t help falling back into old habits. I looked at the clock again and decided I didn’t have time. Livin’ on the edge!
8:30am- Finally rolled into work and had my morning breakfast of coffee. (Yes, I was told that wasn’t the optimal breakfast, and I will try to remedy that).
10:45am- Spoke to my boss and told her I was on my way out the door for my appointment. Got in my car, took a dorky video and drove to my appointment. SOOOO NERVOUS!
Here’s a picture of me in the car before the appointment:
11:15am- Arrived at Dr. Thomas’ office. Took a picture of his nameplate in the lobby.
Here’s the nameplate. There is Dr. Archer as well!
Got some strange looks from the people walking through. Must have looked a little like a stalker!
11:50am- Was escorted to Dr. Thomas’ office and had a seat. I wondered if he knew I was going to be blogging about him. I signed several forms and listened to different explanations of policy and procedure. It felt like 30 minutes of paperwork. It was probably less than five. All I could think of was “pleeeeease tell me the results!” I kept my composure though and waited patiently for him to say the magic words……….he said ”your hormones are out of balance.” I almost climbed up on his desk and did a little tap dance. I kept my cool though and coolly nodded my head in agreement. Yeah, I’m super smooth like that. *wink wink* Inside of me, I heaved a big sigh of relief. Five years I have been going through this. FIVE YEARS! I see relief in my future and I can’t wait! I finally told him about the blog and asked to take a picture. I must have looked like a groupie!
Here is Dr. Thomas ordering my precious natural hormones:
I am estrogen dominant. I am not surprised by this after having read so many books on menopause. My progesterone was very low and balancing that out should help with the symptoms I am having with the estrogen dominance. He handed me a flyer on estrogen dominance and it was amazing that I suffered with almost every single one of the 23 symptoms. My testosterone was also low and I will be taking that as well. My DHEA is low, and have been prescribed KETO-DHEA. Dr. Thomas said my cortisol was basically flat lined and I am in adrenal fatigue. He prescribed Adreset which is an herb to get them back to normal levels. Then we joked that I could get pregnant now! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! NO THANK YOU!
I met with Dr. Thomas for almost an hour and a half. He was very kind and very personable. I know that this is a good doctor for me. I genuinely felt he cared about my symptoms and wanted to help me.
Dr. Thomas, if you have found this blog, thank you!
Me after my appointment: