Hello Dear Reader,
As I mentioned before I am battling, big time, with my energy reserves, I have been for my 6 monthly appointment with my Hormonal Specialist, after having a blood test to see what my hormonal levels were like. My hormonal levels were out of whack again so he calculated, balanced and prescribed a new script for me. The compounding pharmacy that I go to, then made the bio-identical hormonal troche for me and I have just started taking it, so hopefully within a few days to a week I will feel better. I am hoping that it is my hormonal imbalance that is the problem because I am so over feeling tired from the moment I wake up until I fall into bed.
I started taking this bio-identical hormonal replacement therapy about three years ago and I haven't looked back, no more hot flushes, no more crazy outbursts of emotions, more energy and get up and go and best of all I sleep like a log each and every night. I went for years of not sleeping and it was tough. I would go to bed early in the hope of falling asleep, only to toss and turn and then wake at 1pm ( ALWAYS 1 pm!) and lie awake until I heard the birds of early morning. It was just awful, knowing that I would have to try and get through another work day with hardly any sleep!
This kind of HRT has been life changing for me and still regard having a good nights sleep as a very precious thing. In fact, I think I organise my whole day around getting into bed early, oh, I am so totally boring, aren't I? But if you have gone without sleep for a very long time, you will understand.
I learnt about this kind of HRT through my darling sister, she had been taking it for a while and was getting fantastic results from it. I sort of understood it but really didn't delve into it too deeply, in a way I didn't connect the sleeplessness to menopause, I just didn't think it had anything to do with it. Out of all the symptoms, this no sleeping business was just the worst for me, I could cope with the flaming hot flushes and the irritability but not having any sleep was ageing me dreadfully.
When I first went to Dr Holloway my levels were very low and he didn't know how I was functioning, and quite frankly, I wasn't, I was going through the motions of my day but seemed to be an observer and not participating in my life. Once a blood test is done to see exactly what your hormones are up to, the correct balance of hormones are prescribed for you, you take 1/4 of a troche, twice a day, its like being prescribed the missing pieces to your hormonal puzzle.