I have been using bio-identical hormones for over 7 years. They have been life-changing, not just impacting obvious symptoms like hot flashes. I was having severe insomnia, anxiety and joint pain all of which is now resolved. I am quite sensitive to medication and it has taken me a long time to dial into just the right dosage for me.
Bio-Identical Hormones have made a positive impact on my life in many ways. Day to day I feel so much more in control of the effects of aging. Before hormones, I lacked energy, suffered from hot flashes day and night, and had trouble expressing myself because of memory lapses. All of these symptoms are improved. I now can also enjoy an improved sex life because the post-menopausal dryness was debilitating. Being a nurse, I am also aware of the over 200 functions of estrogen in our body and how the lack of estrogen effects these functions. I am working hard to stay healthy.
I can’t emphasize enough how strongly I feel about maintaining the use of bioidentical hormones. The organic oil has transformed my state of being during the times I was otherwise miserable. So much of our female systems are dominated by our hormones.
I absolutely do not want a chemical, pharmaceutical-based substitute.
In 1995, at age 35, I was experiencing frequent migraine headaches, depression, insomnia, muscle weakness and fatigue (I was an athlete all my life.) and irregular periods. With no explanation for this early onset, I was diagnosed as perimenopausal. I was then prescribed synthetic hormone replacement and subsequently experienced heavy and irregular bleeding. This required repeated cervical biopsies to rule out cancer as a cause of the bleeding. Otherwise, the conclusion was that the bleeding was a “side effect” of the synthetic hormones. After several trials, another option was suggested, to take a low dose birth control pill. This was helpful, but I was keenly aware of the side effects and risks of “the pill,” as was my doctor. She advised in 2005, that it was time to stop this prescription.
Once again, I experienced the symptoms identified above… I was miserable, and frightened, because this time, I felt much weaker. In 2013, I concluded that not only was my body and spirit exhausted, but my options for help were exhausted.
However, I was thankfully introduced to a doctor who prescribed Bio-identical hormone therapy. It has changed my life for the better in so many ways. I actually feel better, more vibrant, more productive and present in my life. These bio-identicals provide safe and gently effective support.
They protect my heart and ward off some of the health risks associated with such an early loss of estrogen. And, there are no “side effects”! I got my life back and I’m exceedingly grateful to have been able to move through a challenging and potentially devastating time of my life with the support of a thoughtful doctor who provided the option of bio-identical hormone therapy.