Follow-Up to National Post Article
Some of the comments about bioidenticals make my heart hurt because clearly your replacement regimen is incorrect for you. For those of you not finding the relief that I wax poetic about, this is likely a problem with your doctor. All doctors are not created equally, even those who prescribe BHRT. If you dabble in hormone replacement you may experience uncomfortable side effects. One person who commented mentions she’s been on estrogen. Rarely can a woman just be on estrogen. It is important to understand the body’s symphony. The body makes estrogen in varying amounts every day of the month. It makes progesterone two weeks of every month to create a cycle. But if your thyroid is off or your GI tract has inflammation your entire hormonal symphony can become discordant. Clearly replacing hormones is an art. It requires a doctor who understands the symphony. All the hormones need to be tested: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, adrenal, thyroid, cortisol, insulin.
With so many hormones to consider it takes time and patience. I am living proof that nirvana can be reached. As you can read, there are more women than not who have found balance and are living quality lives. My new book, (launches Sept. 24th) I’M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS, explains hormones, symptoms, safety, body language, what each hormone does, how it works, and how to find a doctor. Go to ForeverHealth.com (a free service) to find the qualified doctor nearest you. They can set you up with proper blood testing and interpretation. The bottom line is; it has to be done right. It can’t be done half-assed. Younger women with symptoms often only need progesterone, but as you age or depending on your exposure to stress and or toxins, the more important it is to get tested to see your levels and fill the tank relative to your individual needs.
Hope this helps.
The new book is going to be your new manual!