Jackie

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“My journey into hormonal imbalance began after my now 14 y.o. son was born. Changes in the frequency of my period prompted visits to my OB/GYN. I was given Provera which helped for about six months but then the changes began again. I decided not to take Provera and just deal with the changes.

I experienced perimenopause for a few years before menopause came crashing in on me. It seems as if overnight my digestion came to a standstill, my heart began racing, I couldn’t sleep, and daily anxiety attacks left me unable to eat. Every doctor I went to tried to convince me that it wasn’t hormones even though I knew it was. Doctors tried to diagnose me with IBS, depression, and nerve disorders but dismissed hormonal imbalance. I had to use anti-anxiety medication just to function each day.  One doctor even wanted to remove part of my large intestine because the bowels just didn’t want to work on their own. I’ve been in the emergency room twice due to vomiting and unable to eat due to anxiety and racing heart. I’ve watched my husband and son try to help me just get through the day while I was curled up on the couch.

I suffered through these wrong diagnoses for three years before I found a doctor that would prescribe bio-identical hormones. Having researched the difference between synthetic and bio-identical hormones, I knew I wanted what my body needed most. Within a short period of time, I began to feel alive again. My digestion began to work, I was sleeping well, and my moods improved.

I have educated myself on Bio-identical Hormones replacement and the effects that hormonal imbalance can have on a woman’s life, and I am a firm believer that hormones have made a huge difference in the quality of my life. Thank you.”