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Estrogen dominance

Friday, August 03, 2012

Ever heard of it? Yeah, me either - until a few weeks ago. Apparently, I have it. For years I've been chasing around a list of mysterious symptoms with no cause... medical doctors think I'm nuts & need anti-depressants, so I've been seeking out information through more natural / holistic means. I thought it was my thyroid - no. I've messed with cutting out carbs because of a candida overgrowth (yeast) and had great results. But still there is something missing. It's like I'm doing everything (that I know to do) right & yet, I'm still not as well as I know I can be. Is it just the aging process? I was hoping not.

I am tired (sometimes, it depends what I eat & drink)
I am cold - all the time. My hands/feet are freezing even in hot weather.
I can't think straight, get confused & use the wrong words - foggy brain.
I've lost all interest in ... ahem, my love life. Nuff said.


So a few weeks ago I went for a breast thermography ~ I'm not keen on mammograms because of radiation exposure but needed to do something because I have painful breast lumps. I've put off dealing with it for WAY too long & my friends have already reamed me out because I've never mentioned my lumps to anyone - ever - not even my husband. Dunno how she knew but the lady doing the test told me that I'm estrogen dominant. I came home & looked up symptoms & what I should do about it. Why have I never heard of this before? Why have doctors never looked into a hormone imbalance? UGH! So, I ordered a few books & some progesterone cream but I feel so isolated because this is not anything I've heard of & I'm afraid the hick country doctors will really think I've lost it.

It's all so overwhelming. I need to get this under control. I have an area that is not looking so good on my thermography report. I go back in 3 months for another & possibly a sonogram. I don't want "the C-word". I want to be strong, healthy & vibrant. I eat right, I exercise, I get enough sleep, and I have very little stress. I have everything going for me & now I'm arming myself with knowledge. I think I've finally found the key that I've been missing to unlock dramatic change for the better.

If you've read all this, thanks. I don't like thinking about this stuff, let alone talking about it. I feel safe here in my little "blog corner". And I just needed to unload.

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    Oh boy, good luck! I have some health issues, too, and it can be scary to think about them/address them. Take care of yourself and I hope everything works out okay!
    2453 days ago
    I've never heard of this either. Hopefully the cream will help with the symptoms you have and hope all goes ok with the breast Thermography. emoticon emoticon
    2454 days ago
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