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Barbara Cat..I hear ya loud and clear!!!!!thanks Barbara Cat

Posted by galkeepinon on July 10, 2003, at 23:56:57

In reply to Re: please reply-hormonal ? and meds nmk, posted by Barbara Cat on July 10, 2003, at 1:59:49

BINGO when you say this>>>> Synthetic hormones will not do. Sometimes they're necessary short term to shock the system into action. They cause more problems than they're worth and most doctors, including OB/Gyn's are simply clueless on this subject. Unfortunately, all the many books out there can't seem to decide on any protocol either but we still have to do the research. We're on the cutting edge. Great. -- BarbaraCat.........I so agree with you. My doctor gives me 10 days of progesterone pills to get a period and I do it once in a great while if I want to just to get a period-but I don't usually because it makes depression worse-no doubt about it-there has to be an easier way.

Gal


Hi Girlfriends,
> First of all, Gal, it sure sounds like you've got a hormonal imbalance that is certainly making you feel awful in every way. It may not be the whole story to your moods, but it's definitely not helping. Two weeks before your period, progesterone is on the rise and estrogen is low. Menstruation starts when the rising progesterone sharply drops. A few days into the menses, estrogen starts it's rise again in the relative absence of progesterone. What your moods are wisely telling you is that for now they prefer estrogen and hate progesterone. This may not be what your body actually needs but the emotional body seems to have it's own opinions. These hormones are potent mood regulators. Just ask any man whose been in the line of fire of a woman's PMS.
>
> I'm seeing a naturopath who I have great faith in. She's an expert in hormonal imbalances and how it all interrelates. Her impression, and one that I share, is that prolonged stress damages the HPA axis. The pituitary and the hypothalamus have to be talking to each other in order to regulate the endocrine system which is delicate to begin with. Add a mood disorder, menopause, anything to tip it, and the imbalances start to feed off each other. It's appearing that in many cases, both the hormones and the limbic system in the brain have to be adressed simulataneously. Something to keep in mind is that the areas of the brain that manufacture neurotransmitters (which are also hormones) are very dense with estrogen receptors. You'd think this would ring some bells in the psych world, but still they snore.
>
> I'll keep you posted on what I find out because I think it will apply to all of us. One thing I know for sure. Synthetic hormones will not do. Sometimes they're necessary short term to shock the system into action, but definitely not long term. There are no exceptions to this rule. They cause more problems than they're worth and most doctors, including OB/Gyn's are simply clueless on this subject. Unfortunately, all the many books out there can't seem to decide on any protocol either but we still have to do the research. We're on the cutting edge. Great. -- BarbaraCat


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