Posted by Wendy on February 18, 2001, at 7:38:33
In reply to Re: Thanks!, posted by bobbin on February 15, 2001, at 15:55:04
A dear friend of mine has had difficulties with her menstral cycle since it started at age 13. She's now 32 and has FINALLY found something that seems to be working. She'd tried Paxil, Sarafem, Prozac, and a whole host of similar typed meds in her search for emotional/physical balance.
She has since seen a female doctor who is a specialist in women's medicine and has had her hormone levels diligently tested/watched/graphed and the works. To her doctor's surprise, her hormone levels were WAY WAY off balance! And it's been tested for enough cycles to establish that it is DIRECTLY linked to her cycle!
Now she's on hormone therepy geared towards her own individual needs (as opposed to the pre-packaged kits most doctors prescribe), and it's had a significant effect for her.
She did say, however, that the past few months have been all-consuming with the charting/journal writing so that as many details could be presented and studied by her doctor. So other than her (laughingly) obsessive tendancy to analyze EVERY physical twinge and emotional thought, she's so releived to be on a road that looks like it will lead her to this much needed BALANCE! So, maybe you need to investigate hormone therapy with a specialist.