A few weeks ago I did my 3 month saliva testing. I wasn’t feeling great. My moods were still all over the place and frankly, I probably felt worse than I did at the start. My fear was that all of my hormones were at optimum levels and that was going to be as good as it gets. I got a call shortly thereafter from Dr. Thomas. He said that hormones are actually worse than when I started. I was disappointed that my hormones were even more out of whack. I was so diligent about tracking and taking my medications. On the other hand, I was happy to hear that I wasn’t imagining my symptoms.
I know I am feeling a lot of stress right now. The kids are back in school and that causes a lot more chaos and tension in the house. The one Mini Maniac is a pressure-freak and is taking a course load that I wouldn’t have dared take in high school. On top of that, she takes piano, plays softball, and takes sewing classes. I swear she may be an adrenaline junkie. She thrives with this schedule and it is a constant battle to get her to balance her life and sleep. The other Mini Maniac is the exact opposite. Her greatest goal in life is to live the life of Paris Youknowwho. She even told me once that her goal was to “marry rich.” Ahhhhh! My challenge with her is calming her down enough to do her homework and ceasing the socializing at school. I would like to get through a week without demerit e-mails from her teachers.
Could all of the stress be causing my hormones to go haywire? Perhaps. All of my medications were adjusted and I feel like we are starting over again. Just in case you are curious, I am taking DHEA (quadruple of what I was taking previously), progesterone (we switched to a cream), Estrofactors (an herb to help support the estrogen production), estrogen cream (hopefully this will be temporary and I can just take the Estrofactors), testosterone (we cut this dose in half…it’s the only thing balanced), and vitamin D. We stopped the Adreset as it was making my blood pressure go up and making me uncomfortably dizzy. I am happy to say those symptoms are GONE!
It’s all a process. Balancing is not always easy. Sometimes you walk along that balance beam without any issues. Sometimes you find yourself waving your arms furiously trying not to tumble off the side. Currently I am floundering, but I know I will be walking easy soon!
Hugs, Maniacs! Have a fantastic and balanced day!