Tired of not being me

by Tonim109
(Port Saint Lucie )

8 years ago I opted for a full hysterectomy after finding out I was full of fibroids. Since then I only took estrogen... but now years later I’m tired, depressed, sometimes lazy and no ambition with every bone in my body hurts. I’m wondering if a estrogen / progesterone low low dose could improve my life and maybe sleep again?....so many goods and bags I can’t choose but I know I have to do something.🦄

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Jun 18, 2019
Tired of not being me
by: Joy

Hi Tonim

A full hysterectomy puts women into Menopause. You are also suffering from Estrogen Dominance all made worse by the estrogen you are using. As you read this website you will see that it does not recommend estrogen. There are well over 100 estrogen mimics in our Environment as it is, why take more? May I suggest that you use a good organic progesterone cream such is Natpro which is a 3% cream only. I suggest that you wean off estrogen slowly see here, at the same time as using progesterone.

Progesterone therapy is not an overnight fix it can take 2-6 months before the benefit is felt. Between 100-200mg per day is needed. Use half in the morning and the other half at night. You may need to use more but it is up to you to experiment to see what works for you. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream.

Vitamin D3 is very important, a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. Nothing less than 5,000iu's per day is needed. Optimal range is between 70-100ng/ml. Magnesium and vitamin K2 with no soy are important co-factors needed when taking vitamin D3.

Jun 18, 2019
Tired of not being me
by: Rachel

I’d go get your blood tests done, and consult a menopause expert. You may benefit hugely from some testosterone.
I had a very early memo and dragged myself around for years. I used progesterone on its own for two years but developed vaginal atrophy due to lack of estrogen.
I now use all three hormones as I still have a uterus, so need progesterone.
I was marginally better on e and p, but adding t made a huge difference.
You need balance. One hormone can’t do it all.
Without oestrogen my atrophied Vagina would mean lots of pain, no intimacy with my partner and I’d be unable to sit for more than 20 minutes.
Without the testosterone, I’d have no motivation, I’d have brain fog and absolutely no happy days.
No disrespect to Natpro, but you have to understand that we need hormonal balance, and despite there being estrogen in our food, you still require some to keep your brain, body and mood lifted, and testosterone in small amounts is required for muscle , bone and brain health.
Good luck!

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