This was after only one dose that I used in the afternoon and by the next morning, I started spotting. Yes, I only skipped one dose of progesterone. And though it is hard to say what day I was on since I skipped my last two periods I thought the day I skipped was 13 and the day I started spotting on day 15. Naturopath said to stop estrogen;not the problem she said. And to go ahead and use the progesterone even though I am spotting but it is such a habit to stop it when I start spotting it feels uncertain to me so I wanted to ask your opinion. I proably would feel better if I used it but I don't want to stop it but I think you once told me it wouldn't. What do you think?
Yes, she prescribed it . Not sure but I think she thinks the problem is more the low progesterone level. She thought it might be from stress; converting it to cortisol or from where I applied it- calves the last time.
Now you sound like my husband. I am planning to get another opinion but for now do you think I should use the progesterone as I am really not feeling well? Do you think a gunecologist could help me balance them better?
Okay, I hear you. I'll get going on it asap but meanwhile...what should I do... or how can I get through til then?
burny head and not sleeping which usually means low progesterone- i think so I think I want to use that and see how I feel. Will it stop my period if it wants to start and create a bigger problem or not?
Thanks, Doc. Dose of estrogen is alot less than what you mentioned but we'll see how it goes. Are you off to a movie?
Yeah, I think I briefly heard about that. Have a good evening. Enjoyed the piano piece especially, the Winter Wind one. Thanks.
For Dr. Chip, I used both the progesterone and estrogen yesterday and by evening my head was better. However, I woke with nuimbness in my hand and other CNS symptoms and there is no doubt in my mind that this is hormone related as it was a dramatic change. So I am on the hunt for the best gyno nearby and will make a lab appt. to get levels checked and maybe a GP appt. too. Still having what I would call sea breeze sensations and so I think I am going to do the progesterone and see how I feel and then maybe the estrogen. Could it be a side affect that will go away or probably from the imbalance? I won't hold you to it just want your educated opinion. Know I am in unfamiliar and uncertain territory and asking God and others to direct my path. Still wonder about the thyroid and what it might be doing by now. I requested levels again last time but they act like a don't need it checked for awhile. I disagree and think I have an unusual case and it doesn't hurt to have that info.
Hnnd was numb upon waking but went away after moving around, sea breeze sensations in both hands and feet off and on and even a little in the face. Definately directly or indirectly the addition of estrogen, dramatic.
This was a definate change. I have had much milder, similar things way back before the progesterone if I am remembering corrrectly.
Okay. I know it doesn't fit the norm but it is what I am experiencing. This is why I am at the naturopath- because it doesn't seem to make sense even to me. Perhaps there is much to learn from my suffering at least this is my hope. Something is just not right yet.
I know it is over time to do something differently- trying to make it past my daughter's graduation but I don't think I can wait anymore. I will keep you posted if you don't mind.
For Dr. Chip, Thanks for thinking of me. Haven't been doing well. Hubby trying to find a good gynocologist and see if the one I picked is on our insurance. Dry mouth again. Wondering if now the lowered estrogen is affecting my adrenals. My mouth had gotten back to normal somewhere in there. I thought maybe it was the iron. Not sure. Still having CNS symptoms here and there. Definated change for the worse lately. Don't know how long it will take to get in to see someone. Mya end up at the ER. They can check levels, right? Thyroid?
Very dry eyes and dry mouth. I remember having it when I first started asking you questions- maybe last summer? I am still experiencing menstruation but it is a strange one. Started last Friday I think spotting and was mostly brown until yesterday/today. Maybe it is still low progesterone again. Who knows. Sad about Boston. Seems like our flags are mostly flying half staff all the time.
I know. I thought I heard that one of them set the bomb down right in front of that young boy. I have to wonder how a person's mind could be so poisoned or twisted into that capability. I genuinely hurt over it. I remember many years ago when a bus blew up in Isreal and my father talking about how crazy it was and I remember feeling thankful it wasn't in our country but now it seems to be. Selfishness. Evil. But good overcomes evil and so I must strive to get better so I can do more good. And I am trying. Maybe the dryness could be sinus related? I did get a workover from an endocrinologist not that long ago. so I am going to try the gyno although I think my naturopath is Multi- system you know so I see her as a step better. But it doesn't hurt to get another opinion. Maybe regular HRT but I thought bio was better. Remember 'you are not resonsible for my well being. Mine is a strange case for sure. My husband tells me it will get better. Sure hope so.
Okay. Maybe you are right. I know this flies against science and everything but with my genetic history, I still think it is thryoid even if the numbers don't show it and I may have to try to convince some Dr. to let me try it like you suggested. It was your first inclination and I still think it! Maybe we'll figure it out yet . Goodnight Doc, Chip.
Hey Doc, Do you think it is okay to take a bath now that I am using the estrogen? I think somewhere I was told not to get it on the breast area and really just forgot about it but I figure it was absorbed enough it shouldn't hurt anything. How about laundry for my husband and son's sake? Any concern? Couple hours between using the two hormones today as I had to pick up my son and lost track of time so I used one befor I picked him up and one after. Figure nature might do it that way anyway? Hope it is no big deal. My daughter is in the play tonight so I am looking forward to that. Feeling a little better. However, she likes to play the nasty parts and she is pretty convincing. There is this one parent who usually says to her, "It is like that part was made for you.: Not sure it is a compliment. Ah well such is life. What is up with you?
No problem. I have to goi for the play anyway and you are probably busy too. I meant is there any problem taking a bath versus a shower? With estrogen on skin and all
Okay, thanks! Have a nice evening:) Bet you are on the keys:)
For Dr. Chip, Couldn't wait to report how much better I have been feeling with the addition of just a little estrogen. Stress is really reaching max level now with Prom and Graduation,etc. so I imagine it will affect everything. More moody than usual- not sure if tha is because of low or high estrogen but think it related to estrogen. CNS symptoms- strange sensasations here and tthere as it gets time to redose it seems anyway- trying to notice everything. Wondering if science could create some new ovaries from stem cells or something again as this phase of my life really stinks at times but then I try to remember the gifts in it like not taking anything for granted and friendship and the patience of my husband and hope I would be as understanding in return. Wondering if this is a good time to ask you a question. Hope I am not interupting some beautiful music. Is my natural estrogen likely to go even lower and I am going to need more estrogen? Naturopath said to work up to more.. Also, trying to pick a good gyno to get second opinion and asking around so as not to get in a bigger mess than I am already in. Will stress cause me to need more hormone? I feel like a science experiment. This upcoming month is the one I have been fearing and I need to try to change my perspective as it is suppose to be one of celebration. My latest estrodial was 36 Progesterone d1.5 and the ratio was 42 whatever all that means
yes, I have asked women at church and they tell me they are just fine and I honestly can't understand how they can be or why I am not but it does give me hope that maybe someday it might possibly be that way for me or is that what you might be trying to convey to me?
Ah, thanks. I need to be reminded of that:) I want to talk to the manufacturer. Ha! Have been actually. I tell him I think I have suffered my share of the curse and I am sorry for whatever my ancestry did against Him. Sure hope my daugher will be spared this ride. Never lamented being female before even after childbirth but this did it! Ha! How have you been? What is your favorite Doctor memory or can you share?
I do but He did it through you - a willing vessel and so in my opinion gratitude of some degree is due you:) Yes, that would be a wonderful memory. I have learned to keep good ones at hand. Even better are a few scriptures for when times get really tough. That was my best piece of advice at the retreat I helped host a few years ago. So this is something I can offer you or maybe you have already done so but if not please do. Pick a scripture and memorize so you can remember it in crisis - you know the Be still one or I Can Do all things through Christ one. I think that is why the church has so much repetition or at least it seems plausibl to me. We all think we know them but when something big happens we need it to be second nature. there is definate power in those words:) So glad you told me to keep up with the estrogen. It felt like agood rain after being in the desert. Of course, I feel things about ten times greater than most people, it seems there is also such a huge spectrum for me . I can be almost not functional to feeling pretty good within hours. depending I should be writing out invitations although my daughter has already invited 500 people through social media. Trying to figure out how many I should actually plan on feeding. I have a feeling it is going to get interesting. Better keep those hormones and scripture close:) What is new with you?
Without a doubt and art as well:) Salt - to make life or menopause or hurting patients bearable. Goodnight Doc. Thanks.
For Dr. Chip, still kicking and made it through the party etc. The first two weeks of May I felt like I had chronic fatigue as I did not even have the energy to e-mail teachers etc. The next two weeks were filled with party and grad have to s. My daughter graduated and I only cried through pomp and circumstance. Relatives either didn't come or behaved and God must have walked me through it all. I couldn't decide on a different doctor so decided to stay the course as I have finally been feeling a little more normal somehow. I have been on both progesterone 4% i/2 ml and a little estrogen non stop for a long time now as a period never came. The last one was for about two weeks in April. I could not imagine going off either in May so I didnt. Hope that is okay. My next appt is at the end of June. Is there any problem staying on both nonstop for awhile. I am feeling better that way. But I remember GP wanting to keep me bleeding. I was so focused on my daugter and this whole grad thing that I decided to deal with my stuff later and now it is finally later. Enjoyed the Chopin- favoite classical piece for me now. Reminds me of my journey. How are you?
I am back. Good to hear from you:)
Well, I remember GP saying she wanted me to keep bleeding but I don't know why. My main concern is how I feel and I am definately better than I was so I am happy about that but am wondering if there are other issues I am unaware of and if it is okay to use the hormones nonstop. I think i understood you can from somewhere but don't remember where and am a bit unsure although I am not sure wild horses could make me as I am really better.
Okay now I want to celebrate a bit:)!!!! Soooo happy to hear that. So this non period so to speak may continue even if they up my dose? Now that I am feeling better I am scared to go to another Dr. as it keeps getting better and I don't want to mess it up, you know? God really came through just in the nick of time as I was ready to try something different. I lost one of my faith, hope and love rings again and again I found it, this time in the garage. It is like the fifth time I have lost one everwhere from JC Penny's to the car to the washing machine etc. so i know I am meant to have them and feel I can take it all personally.
I knew you would be happy for me that I am better and I am beginning to believe that this won't last forever. Many of the CNS things are gone or much milder so I have great hope that this is what it is and that normal life is returning. It is like the sun coming out or the notes harmonizing, this balancing of hormones thing.
Ha! I could use work in alot of different areas:) I know I forgot to acknowledge my birthday somewhere in there as I am now a 48 yr. old midwestern Olive Garden friend with a milder spectrum of menopausal symptoms:) I am sure I will have more questions as my brain seems to be regenerating as well. This thing was far more "brain" than medicine seemed to know.