A Woman’s Roller Coaster Ride In Life – Menopause-d Yet? Part 1 : Bio-Identical Hormones To The Rescue!

What a ride!

Yep, I felt my mid-life was like that crazy  roller coaster ride!

Hi there, dear ladies  😀 

It took me a really long time to finally sit down here and write about my peri-menopausal journey (warning – lengthy post here 😆  )  In my Asian/Chinese culture, we hardly discuss openly about menopause and therefore, I didn’t have a lot of expectations or information on it until recently.

My mom never talked about her menopausal experience to me. Neither did my sister, who was 20 years older and who had passed away from cancer when she was 55.  I had thought menopause is merely the cessation of menstruation.  Simple. Period.

After reading up a lot on the Internet and from books on menopause  ( heheh, I was actually trying to find out how the other menopausal women were feeling and whether what I was going through was normal or not) , I found out that every woman’s menopausal experience is unique and different…sigh…it is like comparing your own childbirth experience with other women’s! 

If you are perimenopausal and feeling every bit of its effects, you will not get any understanding from your husband or children because they can’t feel what you are going through…. the feeling is like trying to describe a roller coaster ride to some primitive cave men, and all I got was some blank stares! 😆

However, you will get some comfort and solace in reading up experiences from similar-aged women.  I often compare notes with my friends who are perimenopausal, too. I even talked to my daughter’s friends to check if their moms are perimenopausal.

I started feeling perimenopausal when I was 42 when I started getting episodes of general malaise without any reason. I was lucky to never have any PMS symptoms before but it is as if my body is making up for those years of non-PMS feelings to a full blown perimenopausal experience ===> hence, my roller-coaster picture above ! 😆

The earlier perimenopausal years were manageable still with a number of alternative remedies I had found  (which I will talk about in Part 2 of this article later) … but the past few months have been very difficult for me and I was thinking that I must be at the “climactic change” phase – the rocky period that is about 2 years (more or less depending on individuals) before and after menopause (cessation of period completely).

The “climatic change” is where there is no control over the physical and mental challenges brought on by the out-of-balance hormones. Basically, every new day was totally unpredictable …. and there I was, as if seated in a never ending roller-coaster ride ===> until I found some bio-identical hormones available online to buy from this health supplement website. PHEW!

I first learned about bio-identical hormones (which are hormones that act just like the NATURAL hormones in our body) a few years ago while watching an episode of Oprah Winfrey’s show on TV and her gynaecologist, Dr. Christiane Northrup was talking about bio-identical hormones. But I had looked around for this type of hormone with difficulty here in Malaysia – there was some bio-identical hormones being sold at some obscure beauty salons at a very expensive price of a thousand plus Ringgit! 😯 

It was only just a week ago that I found out that other than the estrogen hormone being drastically reduces during menopause, the progesterone hormone is being depleted when ovulation stops. Although estrogen is already low, but when progesterone is even much lower, there is … 

ESTROGEN DOMINANCE by Dr Lam

ESTROGEN DOMINANCE by Dr Lee

Estrogen Dominance occurs when progesterone declines more than esterogen

Estrogen Dominance occurs when progesterone declines more than esterogen

Right away, I ordered some Natural Progesterone Cream from HERE (use Gift Coupon Code MLL 655 to get USD10 off your first order exceeding USD40) and when I got my package from the DHL courier yesterday, I immediately applied the progesterone. 

Source Naturals, Natural Progesterone Cream

Source Naturals, Natural Progesterone Cream

Wow, right away, I felt as if my world has became bright and cheery again…the darkness has lifted from my heart and my heart was almost singing. The crankiness and depression was gone!  This morning, for the first time in many weeks, I woke up with a smile on my face and I was actually looking forward to the day! Amazing! 

There are some websites where you can find out if you are estrogen dominant by filling out a questionnaire. I will give you that link later. 

Oh, I forgot to mention that I have had negative experiences with my gynaecologists previously – one was a male and the other was a female – both never understood what I was going through and they only prescribed me some CoEnzyme Q10 for energy. When I told them that I could be perimenopausal, they did some blood works for me and said that the results were “normal” for someone at my age! Blah!  🙄 

Anyway, the best way to adjust the dosage/application of the natural progesterone cream to to see how we feel after that. I will post more information that are useful on progesterone cream. 

I hope this article can help some of you who have found your way here while searching for perimenopausal or menopausal information. This post serves to give some indepth explanation on menopause for my daughters, too. Like I said, different women will experience menopause separately… 

I will also comment here later on the benefits of the progesterone cream. 💡 

Take care, stay positive and try to have a nice day!

With best wishes,

choesf 😀 

P.S. I haven’t smiled so much in a long time! 😆 

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    […] when I finally found Natural Progesterone Cream to treat estrogen dominance (I wrote about that HERE) , I got almost all of my old self back and I cooked this yummy pork burger meal for my family […]

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    […] I was gathering information for my perimenopausal issues (I wrote about it HERE) and I read up a lot of the use of bio-identical hormone, specifically progesterone […]

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    Feedback after using natural progesterone cream for 3 days ===>

    I have been using the natural progesterone cream for the past 3 days and the improvements I have felt in me are simply amazing (if not miraculous to me) !

    1) no more bloatedness

    2) no more persistent headaches and gum aches (that lasted almost 3 weeks for me and for which none of my home herbal remedies helped)

    3) no more chronic stiff neck and shoulders

    4) I no longer get out of bed with stiff joints – I often shuffle slowly from bed due to muscular and joint stiffness. Now, I can just bound from bed and walk swiftly to the bathroom

    5) my belly bulge is lesser now – firstly due to no more stomach bloating. Secondly, the progesterone cream is easily absorbed via the skin into our body, specifically into the fatty tissues. The fats are then converted into energy.

    6) continuing from point above – I have recovered my energy back, I am no longer lethargic

    7) my depression and crankiness are both gone – I smiled and laughed a lot in these last 3 days. Before that, I was really broody and grumply! 🙄

    8) I sleep better at night with deep, restful sleep – previously, I would wake up often and find it hard to go back to sleep

    9) I no longer had to get up often and pee at night – I used to go like 4 to 5 times previously, but since I started using the progesterone cream, I only go like once or twice (and that twice is only because I drank more water before bedtime)

    Oh, how I love my natural progesterone cream!

    One thing to note – I have to constantly gauge how I feel to see if I need more or less progesterone cream for that day. 😉

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    Note – If the old symptoms came back (like before using the progesterone cream), increase the cream dosage :-

    http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/duration-of-increase-dosage.html#axzz2F0GhWj00

    Then slowly reduce the dosage until the estrogen dominance effects have stayed away.

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    Pramila said,

    I went thru the same rollercoaster ride and mine started when I was 41 years old. I am using progesterone cream for the past 2 yrs and I totally understand how you feel. Take care.

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      Hi there, dear Pramila 😀

      Thank you for your kind and comforting words – I really appreciate you taking the time to comment here. Yes, the progesterone cream has been working well for me, too. Recently, I have found Nature’s Plus, E-Fem for Women, Natural Hormonal Balance to work wonderfully as well in terms of energy and moods. I take a break now and then from Progesterone Cream and switch to E-Fem, and vice versa. 😉

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    […] I will now list below the health benefits of DE, but they are not listed according to priority because different people may need DE for various reasons. To concentrate on the effects of DE, my family stopped taking all health supplements and herbal teas, while I had stopped doing Lajin and Guasha therapies, and stopped applying my Progesterone Cream.  […]

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    […] I will now list below the health benefits of DE, but they are not listed according to priority because different people may need DE for various reasons. To concentrate on the effects of DE, my family stopped taking all health supplements and herbal teas, while I had stopped doing Lajin and Guasha therapies, and stopped applying my Progesterone Cream.  […]

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