“I got diagnosed with early pre menopausal syndrome (Didnt know there was such a thing) at 38…….”
Moxie: Early pre menopausal syndrome=Perimenopause. The fact that someone diagnosed you with “early pre menopausal syndrome is frightening. Do not go back to the person who diagnosed you because clearly they have no experience in perimenopause or menopause. The term “early pre menopausal syndrome” is never used by practitioners who know what they’re doing. This provider will not have the education, nor clinical experience to restore your hormones so you won’t experience these symptoms. 38 is an average time to experience perimenopausal symptoms. Perimenopause is the body’s way of preparing for menopause. The closer you get to menopause, the more symptoms of estrogen deficiency you will experience.
“I am already getting a lot of symptoms including just feeling hot and irritated…..”
Moxie: I’m sure you have many symptoms of perimenopause that you didn’t know were related to perimenopause. As your estrogen and progesterone continue to decline, (the older you get, the more rapid the decline) you will experience more and more symptoms doctors will want to write a prescription for. Some symptoms you may be or will experience as you become more hormonally deficient are:
• Loss of libido
• Mood swings
• Sugar cravings
• Irregular periods
• Headaches and migraines
• Heart palpitations
• Tingling arms and legs
• Mental cognitive decline
• Weight gain
• Inability to lose weight
• Dry, itchy skin
• Periodontal disease
• Hair loss
• Dried up vagina
• Joint pain
• And many more
“I am in a hurry for these periods to be OVER! Sometimes they are 2 days, sometimes they are 7 loonng days….”
Moxie: These are symptoms of perimenopause because your estrogen dictates your periods, and your estrogen is on the decline. This is exactly what happens. You don’t have enough estrogen levels to build up enough endometrium for the two-day period, and your estrogen levels do not increase enough around day six to tell the brain to shut off the blood bath for the lengthy periods. Periods should never last longer than six days. It is by day six of a woman’s cycle that the estrogen is high enough to send messages needed to shut off blood flow. When estrogen isn’t high enough, women will continue to bleed until it is.
“Is there anyway to speed it up?...”
Moxie: You don’t want to speed up menopause. Menopause is “post-production”. You want to remain in a state of reproduction as long as possible. Your estrogen and progesterone levels dictate this. Women in reproduction don’t get the same diseases and symptoms women in post-production get and it all depends on our main-sex hormones. You want to speed up menopause because you are miserable right now. The goal is to fix the cause of the misery, and keep your body from “checking out”. There are a lot of symptoms and diseases associated with low estrogen and progesterone levels.
One of the biggest problems with finding a physician who has the training and experience to help your mother restore her hormones to healthy, optimal levels. They don’t teach hormone replacement therapy in medical school and doctors are not honest with their patients about their lack of experience, training, and education about optimizing hormones. If they try to offer you Premerin, run. Doctors are in the dark ages with estrogen and cancer. If your doctor tells you estrogen causes cancer, run.
Look for a physician who has formal training in biomimetic, bioidentical hormone restoration, along with clinical experience and currently, successfully treating patients. Your mother will fee so much better, and be easier to be around once she optimizes her declining hormones.