Mrs K

(South Africa)

Dear Wrey
I am 47 years of age with 3 Children. I am a teacher and had to deal with a lot of stress and deadlines the last few years.
I have read a little information and letters on your web site and would really like to try some of the natural products.
I would like to share my problem with you and would appreciate your help.
Since I can remember I had very bad and heavy flow when I had my menstruations with extremely pain full stomach, legs and back. My children’s births were pretty normal, but the dr had to give me inductions because I could not deliver or unlock naturally. I always had very low blood pressure when I was pregnant especially during the first 3 months and still have low blood pressure currently. With my last baby, I suffered from after birth blues (depression). From that stage I’m always on all kinds of anti-depressants. That is about 15 years. I also was diagnosed with endometriosis and had to have a hysterectomy. I am also struggling with bladder infections constantly and have to drink antibiotics often. I am diagnosed with fibromyalgia and am a little asthmatic. I will experience ear itching if I eat certain kind of foods like wheat and food with sulphur dioxide and other preservatives. I am depressed (often feel that life is just too much sometimes) tired, sometimes dizzy, Have night sweat, hot flashes, mood swings, sore joints, burning eyes and sinus - allergies, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, memory loss, less hand coordination, lethargy, stiff muscles, back pain, hair loss, brittle nails, dry skin. I do have irritable bowel syndrome and sometimes get colon inflammation.
Currently I start my day with 0.5mg eltroxin (I have nodules on my thyroid gland), Wellbutrin 150mg to keep me going. Femoston- Conti that is a HRT 5mg Progesterone and 5mg Oestrogens (the dr told me that this is a natural one but I am not so sure). As well as MSM for osteo arthritis and Cranbury capsules for bladder infections. I will then end my day (before bedtime) with Tofrinal 10mg- that is serotonin- and urbenol 5mg for a better night sleep. I also drink coral calcium with magnesium and Omega 3 as well as Vit D recently 3 times a week (Calsepherol). I try to have a gluten free and healthy diet but binge a lot (mostly weekends). I will eat fruit in the mornings normal food at afternoons, mostly rice and cooked veggies (don’t like meat) and gluten free bread and cookies. I drink coffee a lot with milk and love sweeties. Although the medication helps, I still experience these symptoms and the medications have a lot of side effects. I would like to try natural products but are too afraid to just be without my current medication.

I would appreciate your advise.


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Sep 28, 2013
Mrs K
by: Wray

Hi Mrs K Good heavens you do have a lot of adverse symptoms, and of course have been given drugs to 'cure' them, which of course they won't as it's treating a symptom, not the cause. You are of course in Peri-menopause which is an extremely difficult time. And in the last few years of it too. So many of those symptoms are attributable to excess oestrogen and/or a lack of progesterone. Which of course the drugs will do nothing for, particularly the HRT you've been given. "Femoston-conti tablets contain two active ingredients, estradiol hemihydrate (previously spelt oestradiol hemihydrate in the UK) and dydrogesterone. These are forms of the main female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. Estradiol hemihydrate is a naturally occuring form of oestrogen and dydrogesterone is a synthetic form of progesterone." See here. And you needed progesterone and not antidepressants after giving birth. I had it too, lasted four years, but I gradually came out of it. I would hazard a guess you are deficient in vitamin D, please have a test done. Pathcare do them, or you can go through your doctor if you have medical aid. Vitamin D is not only necessary to boost progesterone, but for the normal functioning of all cells, including the thyroid, see here, here, here, here, here and here. A lack can also cause depression. Continued below

Sep 28, 2013
Mrs K part 2
by: Wray

Hi Mrs K There is nothing more dangerous to our health than sugar in any form, and the sweet, starchy carbs like grains and fruit. Excess sugar causes glycation. This occurs when a sugar molecule binds to a protein or lipid molecule without the control of an enzyme. This impairs the function of the molecule, leading to advanced glycation endproducts or AGEs, see here. This results in oxidative stress, see here. Which in turn leads to inflammation, see here and here. Resulting in many of our inflammatory diseases, which are the end result of long term oxidative stress. Even depression is caused by inflammation. I'm going to ask you to contact Joy, a distributor we have in South Africa, please do so via her website here. She will be able to advise you on progesterone, vitamin D, food etc. You have so very many things going on, it will be impossible to give advice on them all here, and I don't want to let you down. Take care Wray

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