Lifetime hormonal problems?
I'm 59 yrs old. My periods have ruled my life - painful, heavy, clots, prolonged dreadful fatigue, water retention. Hormones from the doctor didn't suit. As I got older I discovered I had fibroids and an ovarian cyst. I didn't trouble the doctors as they just offered hormones or tests for cancer which returned clear.
Pregnancy was aweful all three times. Dreadful nausea to the end and pre-eclampsia. Peri-menopause was worse than periods. Complete exhaustion, two days off work per month bleeding so heavily I didn't bother to get dressed. Iron tablets from the doctor.
At the time my periods stopped, 5 years ago my husband had a mental breakdown and a change of personality. Life has become terrible I considered divorce but hadn't the energy for the fight. No confidence, fear of everything, reluctance to go out, withdrawal from social activities, depression, weight gain, craving sweet stuff, couldn't sleep, thin hair, itching skin, fatigue. Unemployed as I have no confidence to get a job. Much more! Dreadful flushes and night sweats. I put all of this down to stress at home. Anti depressants gave marginal help.
I've had a constant smelly discharge, vaginal bleeding and a prolapsed womb which affects bladder and bowels. The latest diagnosis is thin lining of my womb which is very inflamed. I have been prescribed oestrogen pessaries. Apparently the treatment may improve the prolapse problem. I resisted full HRT.
Two weeks before starting the pessaries I started to use a natural progesterone cream, a pea size twice per day. I started to wake up but thought it was imagination. Another 2 weeks later and I am amazed.
I feel with each week I am waking up more. My confidence is much better, my energy levels are up, stress levels down. Flushes and night sweats improved. Thinking of getting a part time job next year to get me out. Feeling much happier in general even with moody lethergic miserable husband.
All this and apparently the cream you recommend is even stronger! Must try it!
The discharge is much improved. Is it the oestrogen or the progesterone? I'm told the oestrogen from the pessary is unlikely to enter my bloodstream. It will just treat the vagina and womb area.
On reading your website I realize that I've suffered all of my life for nothing. I've probably had a problem that could have been sorted with a cream! I now realise I may not even need the oestrogen pessary. The natural progesterone will balance my hormones. Wonderful! And no serious health risks!
I'm in the UK. Do I tell my doctor and maybe face ridicule or wrath or keep smuggly quiet?
I will see but I am just sooo pleased with my progress. I thought I would have had a longer wait to see any so can't wait to see further improvements.
I would recommend everyone to give it a go just in case it works for you!
Should I smear it on my husband's toast? lol