Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Ground Zero on BHRT (Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy)
I forgot to mention in my previous post that I'm having unbelievable sugar craving since I quit my HRT. Today I've had a headache all day (and I'm not a headache person). Headaches have been the norm since I divorced HRT - not a migraine but a nagging, irritating, stay put, headache. I'm not so sure I can blame my lack of HRT on today's headache since I'm sleep deprived, I've drank NO water today, and my front porch is covered in pollen. I bought a book at the Hormone Wellness Store (that was another impressive thing about them, they didn't push their store or products). The book is called "From Belly Fat to Belly Flat". Chapter 1 is devoted to explaining estrogen dominance. In short it means "your body's estrogen production is not balanced by progesterone production". The estrogen-to-progesterone seesaw has become tilted. This in turn can cause a host of other problems. Namely, your belly becomes the ultimate fat magnet. Hey and guess what? Men suffer from estrogen dominance too! I promise that every post I write from here on out will not be devoted to my menopause and HRT, but writing right now is therapy for me and will quite possibly help me sort through what works and what doesn't. Thanks for listening!