“I would like to share my story of how taking bio-identical hormones and working with Dr. Edgerton’s group changed my life. I am still so thankful every day and take every opportunity I get to share my story in an effort to help others who may suffer from menopause.
I started having, I would say, moderate symptoms that quickly became severe when I was 48 (almost 3 yrs. ago). When I say severe, I couldn’t focus at work, I was always exhausted, I couldn’t sleep at night, I had day & night sweats, I gained weight…you name it, I had it and felt it.
Initially, I went to see my gynecologist who ran blood tests indicating my results were within normal ranges. We tried several different birth control medications (for the estrogen/progesterone) and none worked. When he indicated he didn’t know what else to do, I felt so defeated but I wasn’t giving up. I had been doing some research and wanted to try bio-identical therapy and coincidentally Dr. Edgerton was in the same practice as my gynecologist so he suggested that I see Dr. Edgerton.
Once you finally have a doctor and staff that empathize with you and understand what you are going through, you immediately begin to feel that there is hope. I owe that to Dr. Edgerton and his staff. They explained that just because your hormone levels are within the standard ranges, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are normal, especially if they are in the low end of the range. The idea is to get your hormones at the maximum level and this is exactly what they did with the bio-identical hormone therapy.
I started seeing Dr. Edgerton in February, 2009 and after a few adjustments to the Bioidentical Hormones medications, by April, I was feeling so much better (no more sweating, focus was back, etc.) and the extra bonus was the weight really started coming off. Keep in mind, I had been going to the gym but I wasn’t getting any results…until my hormones were properly working. My weight was 143 in February and by July I was weighing 122 and I continued to lose. I couldn’t believe it and still I’m amazed which is why I want to help others. I have kept my weight at 115 for over a year now have never been more fit and healthy than I am now at 50…almost 51.
I want to thank Dr. Edgerton and his staff who helped me tell ‘my story’…with a happy ending.”