New Doctor and her opinion on supplements

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Went to a new women’s doctor today who was very expensive but oh so worth it.

Turns out I too cannot handle progesterone so going on estrogen only for a few months . I have 0 yes that is  zero ! Estrogen . 

No wonder I feel so awful !!

Anyway I took all my supplements that I’ve spent many $$$ on and she basically said no amount of supplements can replace estrogen . 

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    She's right, no supplement can replace estrogen. It's great when you find a doctor who knows what all this is about. Hope it all works out for you. xxoo

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    Im glad you got this cleared up. Estrogen is the mood queen of the hormones, and if you are low then maybe this alone will help. I too could not tolerate the progesterone. Im tempted to go back on hrt with a new one that my new insurance covers. It was the one that i wanted initially but couldnt afford at the time.

    DHEA is another adrenal hormone that is also good for helping raise the endorphins.

    im starting on this one now..i cant give up either. 

    onward and upward. keep me posted

    x0x0x

     

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      Hi Mauiblue !

      I think mine is Mylan? Not sure if you’ve heard of that or what is the name of the one you want  ? Yes she said DHEA is good but I have absolutely no estrogen ... I’m a walking corpse 🤣 basically so no amount of supplements can make up for that . 

      Yes I have to pay out of pocket 😖 but getting stable first priority I’ll just have to cut costs elsewhere . 

      All this should be FREE to women ! They spay animals for free nowadays but don’t help women ? My appt was $500 😩

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      oh my gosh that was an expensive appt. She better be good as bloody hell...xcuse the french.

      You arent alone Lori. I have NO ESTROGEN as well. Zippo

      Yes its like being a walking corpse. I hate that im a shell of my former self, its so demeaning, demoralizing. I had it going on 2 yrs ago, even whilst in peri i was a go go go person.

      I have a good feeling about your doc really...you will get squared away and when you do, let me know what you did !

      xox

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      Here’s hoping love .... cost a bloody fortune !

      Was cringing whilst writing the check . Heard good things about estrogen patch only then adding progesterone every 3 months ..... we’ll see. I’m definitely better off the bloody combo patch ... that’s dangerous stuff !! 

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      I agree.  All of this should be free.  If all the doctors were more educated about it then we wouldn’t have to go the alternative route and pay out of pocket.  This site has been a life saver!
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      Yes without this site and not hearing of any other women around me going through the same thing ... I would have lost it ! I had no clue about Peri and meno apart from hot flashes and missing periods . It’s a crime as 50% of women have a hard time and 50% sail through it . 
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    She is absolutely correct. When your hormones are that out of balance no supps or diet or exercise can fix them. Only replacing the hormones correctly will help. You are extremely lucky to have found a doctor who has the knowledge and care to help you. I found one too and he has saved me. I'm extremely fit and lean and my diet is close to perfect but when I entered peri it made no difference at all. I suffered from extreme mood problems that have only been helped with bio identical hormones. Only advice I can give is just be patient and things will turn around.

    Good luck!!

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    That's exactly what my doctor told me am trying hard to keep taking estriol.  

     

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