Peri-Menopausal Symptoms Gone
by CLT in Virginia
Ok, here is my story. 44 yr-old who was diagnosed with Estrogen Dominance June 2010. Had EVERY symptom in the book: Hot Flushes, 50 pound weight gain (from size 6), severe depression, fatigue, night sweats, insomnia, fluid retention, bloat, very infrequent periods, etc. etc. Had taken BCP for 22 yrs, developed endometriosis, and kept taking them for pain.
Became Vegan in 2008 and started drinking 50mg Soy Protein drinks twice a day for a year and a half. During this time also ate organic, did major cleanses and detoxes of system to rid the body of toxins. Changed shampoos, makeup, creams, etc., to organic, non-toxic. Then, I decided to get off BCP cold turkey to eliminate last chemical introduced daily in my body. WOW....This triggered all the peri-menopausal symptoms and weight gain. Got off soy as it is phytoestrogenic as well.
Did blood and saliva test in June 2010, started taking estrogen and progesterone pills. After a month and a half did not feel better. Did my research, found this site and others, and got off pills and just started taking Natpro in 100-200mg suggested dosage every day.
After two weeks hot flushes, bloating, water retention, depression started to go away. Had a period in July, then September, then Dec 25th.
Doing great with other symptoms subsiding but around Dec 1st started getting MAJOR, MAJOR cravings for two weeks out of the month and MAJOR, INTENSE INCREASES IN LIBIDO to the point that my uterus throbs so much it feels like it is going to fall out!!!
Now, this is not good for a single woman!!! But this thing is out of control and a major, major nuissance!!! Increased urination, cramping, cravings, and the desire to climb the walls all day long! I mean it is BAD!!!
So, now, I am hoping to have a period January 25th so the cravings, cramping and sex drive will go back to normal. Otherwise I am going to have to find a new career in the adult entertainment industry! And this coming from a nice, conservative, church gal!!
Should I adjust my dose to the 12-26 days and not take the cream every day now? Or, since Progesterone has built up in my fat cells should I take a break for awhile? I still get major bloating and water retention if I forget to take my cream for a few days.
Hate Hormones!!!! Help!!! Anyone else experienced such an intense increase in libido?? Thanks...