Just wanted to give a quick update on my experience with bio-identical hormones. I recently had my hormone levels checked to see how my body is responding.
I learned that my testerone levels were too high (which may be why I was noticing more hair in my hairbrush than normal). So, we went to a lower dose and I immediatly noticed a stop in the hair loss. I was never losing enough hair to be concerned, but it’s nice to know it wasn’t simply aging creeping up on me!
My progesterone levels were still too low, so that was increased. This should help me sleep better. Only a couple weeks after this adjustment I have indeed already noticed it. I’m sleeping throughout the night now and the quality of rest is fabulous.
My estrogen levels were right on target so no change there.
Overall, I’ve noticed lots of benefits to being on bio-identical hormones. I have lost weight which seemed impossible before the hormones. It’s true I’ve been exercising and watching my balance of foods, but it just seemed to come off much easier now that my hormones are back. I rarely have hot flashes – a big relief to say the least! As I mentioned earlier, I’m sleeping better, feeling more alert and mentally balanced. My energy levels are wonderful. Overall I’m really happy that I went ahead and gave bio-identicals a try. I’ll let you know how my next blood test goes and if there are any changes. Until then, you may want to condsider giving bio-identicals a try!
Although it’s been 10 years since my initial ovarian cancer diagnosis (and hysterectomy) as well as 7 years since my last recurrence, I was still experiencing menopausal symptoms. I was very nervous about taking any type of hormones because of cancer and how much we all hear that we should avoid them. After doing lots of research, I decided it was time to give them a try. The only choice for me is bio-identicals. When one researches the difference between drug hormones and bio-identical hormones, the choice seems obvious.
I started using bio-identica hormones on 4/8/10. I am using the topical creams only- Estradiol, Progesterone and Testosterone. We started very conservatively. My dose of Estradiol has increased twice and my dose of testosterone increased once. This seems to be working beautifully for now.
The main benefit has been in the quality of my sleep. I sleep deeply and almost always all night. I no longer wake up 6 or 7 times a night in a sweat, throwing covers off then on again. It’s so wonderful to sleep all night. I forgot what it was like to feel rested and refreshed.
I also, have more energy. Perhaps it’s from a good night’s rest or it could be that I had no testosterone before taking the hormones. I understand testosterone can really effect energy levels as well as sexual desire. And yes, my libido has improved significantly, along with the vaginal dryness I used to have. So all in all, I’m feeling much better now. I will let you know how the next three months go. Until then… love to all of you.
After meditating and asking for guidance from the ascended ones, I decided to consult with an expert on bio-identical hormones to see if I am a candidate. I had my bloodwork done and went in for the consultation. Wow, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but in some ways I was. I basically had no progesterone and no testerone – some estrodial, which resulted in a little of the good estrogen. My doctor was surprised to see that I did have much more estrodail than she expected and she thought it was probably from the macca I take in the Amazon Herbs. Anyway, we talked for a couple hours and I will be starting my new hormone therapy as soon as the hormones arrive (hopefully by the end of the week. I’ll keep you posted about the results I experience. For now… love and white light to all.
I’m wondering if any of you are using bio-identical hormones. Having survived late stage ovarian cancer as well as recurrence, I’ve always been fearful of taking hormones. I must admit, after reading several books by Suzanne Somers, I’m tempted to try. Any feedback would be great!