i hope i don't seem too bossy, but since i am also struggling with hormonal issues, i'd like to help.
Originally Posted by CarlaC
hormone therapy may be routine, but it's only because too many women don't feel empowered enough to question their doctors.
our bodies start producing less of all the sex hormones as we age. this is normal. some women do better as far as having them diminish in relative proportions and their menopause isn't awful. others are not so lucky.
unless you already have truly horrible manifestations of estrogen-dominance, like crazy bleeding or cramps that make you double over ( and granted, everybody's tolerance is different for this stuff), i don't see why you are taking synthetic hormones at all. much like giving somebody with no heart disease statins, they are treating you for something you don't have.
endometrial thickening, in and of itself, is not dangerous. it's just the messy painful fall-out that sometimes needs handling. if that starts happening, look into ablation. that may be my next step. we shall see.
just stop taking them. now.
in just 4 days of having no progesterone, i have dropped 6 pounds. that's WITH some wine last night and the return of a pretty messy tom. my mood feels like "me" again and my libido is returning a bit more each day.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway