Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 1 on BHRT (Bio Identical Hormone Therapy)

Randall is one of my christian brothers that told me last night that he had been reading my blog lately. I said, "Well, you may get bored with the next few posts, they are about my battle with hormone problems." Then I added, "But you can read it...". Anyway, Randall, if you are reading this know that women are not the only ones that suffer with menopause, men suffer from andropause (their version of menopause)...they also deal with estrogen dominance.

Not much to tell today, took my first dose of BHRT....wish one dose would fix it but I know it could take weeks for the hormone levels to build up again. The Nurse Practitioner told me to be sure to take the medication at night as it could make me sleepy. My first thought was, "Woo Hoo! I could sure use some sleep". So meanwhile I wait...Went to bed last night at 10:20 accompanied by my "stay put, naggy little headache". Woke up at 11:30, 3:30, 5:00....I just start praying for someone when I wake up till sleep comes again. When I wake up it is because of my new found friend "hot flash". Mike likes the hot flashes, says he gets warm quickly in cold weather when he lies beside me. I would gladly give up ownership of them if I could. Read another chapter of "From Belly Fat to Belly Flat". This chapter talked about the effect estrogen dominance has on the thyroid. Also, the author/physician discusses the alarming volume of people on antidepressants that would be cured if their hormones were balanced. Hmmmm?


Chris said...

Hang in there, I promise things will get better.

"Virtuous Wannabe" said...

Thank you Chris....I believe it will as well :)