Apr 26 2013
More on the Vivelle Dot: It’s Really Helping
I’ve been using the Vivelle Dot, a bioidentical transdermal estradiol patch for about three weeks now, and I’m here to tell you, I’m a happy camper. My main motivation for trying it was a depression I’ve been having a very tough time shaking, s...
Apr 10 2013
Transdermal Bioidentical Estradiol: Why I’m Considering It
As you all probably noticed in my last post, I was a little testy over the wellness coach lady who took it upon herself to “educate me” regarding alternatives to my decision to use estrogen hormone therapy. If I were a younger woman (like no...
Apr 09 2013
Transdermal Bioidentical Estradiol: Defending My Decision
So, I figured I might have to defend my decision to consider using a transdermal bioidentical estradiol. But, I didn’t think it would happen so quickly. No sooner had I written my post last week, when I received an email (albeit a cheerful one...
Apr 05 2013
Transdermal Bioidentical Estradiol: I May Try It
I never thought I would be saying this, but I have an appointment with my gynecologist next week to discuss a prescription for a transdermal bioidentical estradiol (an estrogen). The last time I saw her she offered it to me after my examina...
Oct 25 2012
FDA Approved Bioidentical Prometrium for Insomnia: It Works (For Me)
I’ve been taking Prometrium, an FDA approved bioidentical progesterone, for the past month to help me with sleep, and to help with my night sweats and hot flashes. I told you all I would share my experience with you, and the jury is in: it wor...
Oct 03 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is breast cancer awareness month. It’s one campaign to raise awareness that I’m very happy to get behind. While I’ve never personally experienced breast cancer, like most everyone I know, it has affected me by way of the people I know ...
Jul 23 2012
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Actually Safe?
Medscape Daily News is reporting that traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is now considered relatively safe once again for women in perimenopause, menopause, and post- menopause years who are displaying symptoms of hormone imbalance.The ...
May 09 2012
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Really Necessary?
With all of the confusion and controversy surrounding hormone replacement therapy, many women choose to opt out of it all together. I can’t say that I blame them, frankly, because it sometimes feels like you need a PhD in medical science to mak...
May 07 2012
Understanding Estrogen Dominance
Thanks to the work of Dr. John R. Lee, physician and author of the book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, most women today who are going through menopause, understand, or have at least heard of, the term estrogen dominance. ...