To Hell and Still there.
by Pam Beauchamp
(Big Spring, Texas, USA)
I am 60 years old. I had a hysterectomy at age 27. I as placed on HRT. (Estrogen only) Had trouble from the beginning. I could not take the oral hormones. My body would not absorb them. I had to take hormone shots and could not sleep. Since that was way back in back in the day. I got a band aid fix. Xanax was prescribed for sleep. That is the only way I got sleep. I lived with the ups and downs of estrogen dominance with shots I took. Now, it seems I have the hormones of a 90 year old. Testing was done with the saliva tests. I was then given the creams. Estogen, progesterone, and testosterone. I am so miserable still. I called the pharmacy to find out what was in them. I was told estradiol, progesterone from yams, and the testosterone was not disclosed to me. I feel sick. One thing I did notice the pain in my back was better as long as I took the progesterone. I do have really bad side effects from either the estrogen or the progesterone. The side effects are indigestion, bloating, and extreme IBS symptoms. I do not know what else to do. The Dr. would not explain anything to me while I was there. He handed me a paper with instructions, and said it was simple enough to read the directions. He would not tell me how he knew what dosage I needed. I am so tired of not sleeping know, even with the Xanax, I don't know what to do. I have been studying the NATPRO progesterone and would love to try, but I really feel I need someone to talk with about my symptoms and how to get relief. I want to order, but feel I need some guidance. I don't know if I should stop the estrogen, or just use enough progesterone to counter effect the estrogen I take. Help!
I am never well, I am always sick. My tummy is always hurting along with my back. I don't sleep, unless I use the Xanax, and I just am miserable. I think all this should end.