by Gail Dutton
Came across this site and could relate to so many of what other people are saying. I have suffered 15 years of Endometriosis and although I have had surgery for removal of adhesions, have refused all hormone treatment therapy. I have had a few irregular periods - but then suddenly out of the blue my period stopped and I started having really bad night sweats and daily hot flushes. The night sweats are waking me up throughout the night and I am very tired, having to get up and go to work is very hard. My Doctor has said my hormone level test was "59" I don't really know what this means but he says I am "menopausal". I have lost about 1/2 stone in the last few months and have not been dieting. Can being in perimenopause cause some initial weight loss? I have been interested lately in the theories regarding the issues of Progesterone being the hormone we need to replace and that taking Estrogens just makes the whole issue worst. I am interested in taking some Progesterone before my symptoms get any worst. What is the best treatment to take - oral or cream? Also, I have read the Melatonin helps regular hormones and sleep patterns is this true. I have suffered for such a long time with my Endometriosis and although I expect that this will now improve I don't want to spend the rest of my life suffering with menopause symptoms. Please help! Many thanks.