An Australian Experience
Unlike the USA, bio-identical hormones are only available through a doctor's prescription. It is also difficult to find a medical practitioner who works in this area, and consultations are mostly very expensive. So here is my story. I am post-menopausal, and was severely depressed and suicidal through being in an emotionally abusive relationship, moving cities, having little work and no place to call home. I felt challenged in so many ways, and cried for 3 years. I thought that bio-identical hormones would help me achieve some clarity and rebuild my self esteem.
Doctor #1 gave me Progesterone, Estrogen and Testosterone all in one cream. I am a small person, but this combination stacked on the weight, a 'spare tyre' around the middle (I am a big walker and eat healthy food). She said this was because of testosterone. Get used to it, she said. Doctor #2 removed testosterone, and prescribed separate creams. The weight didn't budge. In fact, when I was taken off Progesterone cream and put on to the capsules, I stacked on even more. I think the capsules are ineffective because they go via the liver. I decided to wean myself off of both. And then I came across your website. What a breath of fresh air. Here were women who were in the same boat as me, and I liked the depth of experience and knowledge that Wray brought to her responses to all of us troubled souls. What I now understand (correct me if I am wrong) is that it is only Progesterone that I need, at 200mg or more. I am looking forward to purchasing Natpro from you as soon as your stocks are replenished. I know it is not going to cure my broken heart - only time can do that - but I do hope it will give me back a sense of my own power and ability to act. And shift this weight!