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WEEZIE1327 Posts: 7
10/15/11 6:54 P

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Hi JD7253,

I understand everything you are going through! I got no encouragement from anyone either. I got my saliva tested and then the naturopath told me that it would cost me only.....$80/month for HRT and then supplements on top of that, so I went to my family doc and she said no worries your hormone levels are normal, so you don't need anything. According to the saliva tests, which are considered more accurate, I have estrogen dominance and adrenal fatigue, and the symptoms do make sense to me. So now I'm trying to do more research to try to do this on my own too.
The only thing I can say, is to stay active, just 20-30 min/day of walking, elliptical or other low impact exercise. I'm trying to read more, commit to daily short bursts of exercise and I hope to have results, I'll update you on progress?? or research.
Stay strong, you are your own best cheerleader, and keep thinking this is your gift to yourself, and when you feel better, it feels like you can do anything!
Keep tracking your food, which helps me as I didn't realize how much I ate before, a spoonful of this and that, a bite of something, so when I track, I consume less.
I want to tell you something my sister told me when I was in a deep depression, when you fly and the flight attendant demos the safety procedures, specifically the oxygen mask, and if you have kids with you, you as the mom should put the mask on yourself first, before you help the kids, because if you are not strong or safe you wont be able to help your kids.
When I feel down about myself, I think about that and put myself first even though sometimes it's hard as we're not programmed that way, but it is true !

JDHAPPY Posts: 69
10/15/11 6:15 P

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I'm new to this group, 57 years old and can relate to having a hard time losing weight. My weight has shifted to my upper middle, an area that I never had a problem with. It's so discouraging and uncomfortable. Since menopause, my joints ache, my muscles ache, and I'm just all around crabby. My doc, as with most docs now won't give HRT. My sister got uterine cancer from it so I'm having to go it alone without meds. My husband is no help, and not good at encouragement so I feel pretty lonely in all this! emoticon

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HOLLY_ROSE333 Posts: 398
10/4/11 4:20 P

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Hi again ! I'm in USA , anything I do is hit and miss... I study all I can about herbs and such... My weight wont budge either... But.... I'M NOT GOING to QUIT or GIVE up, I will do the best I can... It is frustrating, at times, but I will keep going... Hope one day to find that magic bullet!! Don't do doctors... (my personal opinion) I am very healthy but .... menopause....It's just the weight that I have a problem with...Together we can do this Louise.... Blessings!

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WEEZIE1327 Posts: 7
10/4/11 9:33 A

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Hi Holly?,
I have not done anything yet, as I can't afford any natural hormone therapy....I was hoping I could do it on my own, while researching information on the internet. I did find out a lot, which I can post for you, if you want?
I had my saliva tested, which revealed I have estrogen dominance, (250.00) and now I'm trying to find a specialist near me who is covered under our health plan so I don't have to pay extra. I live in Canada, and you?
I'm just extremely frustrated, as I don't understand why nothing is coming off! My friend is 54, and she's losing weight , I'm happy for her, but it's still frustrating for me.....
Thanks for your encouragement!
Louise

HOLLY_ROSE333 Posts: 398
10/3/11 7:10 P

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Hi there weezie, emoticon to the team! What did they tell you to do for adrenal fatigue? I'm dealing with the same things but I'm 54... Wishing you the BEST!!! emoticon emoticon WE CAN DO THIS TEAM!!!

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WEEZIE1327 Posts: 7
10/3/11 6:15 P

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Hi Everyone,
I noticed there is not a lot of participation in this team. I would like this to change as I am very frustrated with my lack of weight loss, and sharing with other ladies going through the same as me, will be motivating and I'm sure very informative for all.
I gained about 24 lbs in the last 2 years, I'm 51. I've tried WW, and lost 5 lbs over 3 months, and all of the sudden all those pounds came back! I workout 6 days a week, and try to watch what I eat. I've had my hormones tested, and was told I have adrenal fatigue.
Is anyone else out there going through this?
Hope everyone is doing well and I look forward to many interesting posts! emoticon

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