7 years after breast cancer dx
In 2004, when I was 48 and /maybe/ perimenopausal I was diagnosed with stage III bc. Long hard chemo threw me abruptly into menopause. Other than lack od menses no specific symptoms /hot flashes,sweats / but I knew my hormones were out of balance .
Both my oncologists and gynecologist refuse to give me any HRT citing "gold standards of therapy ' eventhough my bc wasn't hormone driven.
Of course if my only symptom of low hormones was just an absence of menstrual cycle I woudn't be looking for any supplements but it's hardly only that.
My skin looks like I were in my 80's - thin and wrinkly, I'm losing hair by handfuls. Dermatologist suggested Rogaine- which I'm using with a little if any improvement. My libido is nonexistent, I gained 25+ lbs - and sometimes I just don't see the reason to even get out of bed.
I feel and look like I aged 20 years in these 7 years.
What progesterone can do for me ?
There is no chance even asking my doctors to test my hormone levels . And I just simply refuse to complain and do nothing when possibly something could be done.