Lost in a (menopausal) sea of sirens
(West Sussex, England)
On my 50th birthday I was slim, happy and totally in control of my body. 5 years on, quite simply , I am lost. On tuesday, after being diagnosed with complex hyperplasia without atypic, i had the mirena coil fitted. Before that could happen, i was told to stop the very mild dose of oestrogen and progesterone HRT i was taking. Looking back, i can;t actually believe i went onto HRT. I've always been convinced I would go the natural route. Now I can see that i lost myself somewhere along the line and we all know what happens when we do that, we stop valuing ourselves and quite simply we are lost in the sea of sirens. Drink, bad food ..etc etc all provide some temporary relief but the problem is still there and , in fact , it is made worse. The Menopause.. Hormone imbalance ....a subject every women knows about but there is so little real knowledge.
I have been well looked after where I live . Very well looked after in fact but no one really seems to know about hormones. Even at the hospital , when i asked my gynaecologist's Registrar if i could resume oestrogen after the merino coil, the answer was
"No i don't think so"
And it was the same with my ow general GP. The gyny. did say yes to the question when i eventually met her on the morning of the op to remove a polyp, have a D&C and insert the Mirina coil.
Which brings me back to the start of this post. It has been in a week and I do not like the feeling of the coil.The backpain, the period pain type crams and the 'wooziness' and the general feeling that something's not right.
I want to ask if natural progesterone is an effective treatment of hyperplasa and if it is better than the Mirena?
I also want to ask if oestrogen, bioidentical oestrogen is okay and preferable to hrt oestrogen- estradiol?
Thank you for listening xx Tobiah