1. I’m not menopausal. Estrogen is fine. (TMI for the www? Who cares! Not me.)
2. Low, low progesterone. The imbalance between this and the estrogen creates problems even though you may not be in menopause. You need to have a good level of each.
3. Almost non-existent Testosterone.
4. Low Vitamin D even though I all ready take a high dose of 4,000 mg/day. Did you know Vitamin D is actually a hormone? I didn’t. I’m either not absorbing it well or I’m using a cheap brand that doesn’t have as much as it says it does. I was using a cheap brand from Walmart so I got a different brand (from the doc). We’ll see if it makes a difference.
5. All of these things add up to sleep disturbances, hot flashes, achy joints, mood swings, forgetfulness, and other menopausal symptoms.
6. Progesterone pills (lower dose building up to a higher dose after a week).
7. Testosterone gel. I would tell you more about this and exactly where I have to rub it, but it would attract all kinds of perverts from the Internet so I’ll just leave it to your imagination. When she instructed me exactly where to put it I said, “No wonder it raises your libido!” We both laughed. The instructions that came from the pharmacy said to rub it on the inside of your wrists. I don’t know why she instructs you otherwise, but whatever. I’m game. LOL.
8. Higher dose of Vitamin D.
9. I SO can’t wait for it to all kick-in. I forgot to ask how long that would take to notice a difference.
10. Recheck in 2 months for any medication/supplement adjustments.