Last week I sat down with a group of girls to catch up and realized rather quickly we all had one ailment or another from apparently being about 80 years old and athletes. Because this group is all focused on enjoying life to the max and doing it in a healthy way, each of them has had their own homeopathic experiences and thus they didn’t find my push test all that surprising.
After finishing my full evaluation with the holistic health doctor (cannot recommend him highly enough!!!), I patiently or not waited while he called a number of other doctors to consult and come up with the best recommendation for my bizarre situation.
GOOD NEWS THAT WASN’T
While waiting I got a call from the endocrinologist with “Good News!”…oh good news you say…
Doctor: Things look better, so we are just going to hold off on doing anything else.
Me: Hmm that’s funny I don’t feel any different and I definitely haven’t had a period, maybe you could send me the lab work.
When the blood work arrived in the mail I found his version of better was my progesterone still = 0 and my estrogen had made a miraculous recovery to 10, when it should be like 80-100. Oh so you are saying things aren’t actually any better…DUH.
20 PILLS A DAY
All right so where does the 20 pills a day come in…my holistic doctor brought me in Wednesday to go through a slew of ALL NATURAL vitamins and herbs that are meant to help restore my adrenals, hormones and system. Since I refuse to take direct hormones or synthetics that’s why I am happy to be working with him.
How do I feel about this regimen? Let’s be honest it’s not like it’s chemo or injections of hormones, it is a variety of minerals derived from PLANTS ok and a little animals…but nothing that my body will not recognize and without any real side effects.
The only downside is my current travel to KC and Napa which will mean bringing along 6 bottles of pills…awkward moments at security await me.
For the many women who have emailed and commented since my journey began that you too are running in to issues with your conventional doctor, PLEASE do not go out and start taking these without consulting someone. The specific doses and vitamins/minerals were selected for me based on my results, my blood work and lots of consultation.
I am grateful for a mind that is open to alternative treatments.