Wow! What a difference a week makes! I am now 2 weeks into this journey with the hormone pellets…2 weeks tomorrow to be exact…and I have to say, it really is all that they said it would be. I honestly have not felt this good in at least a year. I am feeling “normal” again…normal for me, anyway. The soreness and irritation lasted a little over a week, but, that is all gone now and I just feel really great.
The truth is, up until now, I have been pretty depressed. My brain has been in a fog. I have had little to no energy, no motivation, no sex drive, and my Give-A-Shitter has been on the fritz. I had gained some weight, was not sleeping, was having constant headaches, nausea, poor appetite, hot flashes, horrible night sweats, and just hurting all over (which I attributed to Fibromyalgia, however, now I am even questioning that diagnosis…but, more on that another time).
I knew something needed to change, when I would wake up wanting to cry…. and I did try all sorts of supplements that were supposed to help, but, nothing really worked. I even changed my diet. That did help a little, but, didn’t help with all I had going on, and in the end, I couldn’t maintain it, because I just didn’t care much anymore. I have always been very resistant to taking prescriptions, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was at the very bottom of my list of things to try, because I knew the risks. But, one can only live like that for so long…. I was desperate and not too prideful to know that I needed help.
I do believe the benefits outweigh the risks with this form of HRT. It’s safer than any other form out there, from what I have read. Besides, not having to take a pill, put on a patch, or go get injections is a huge bonus!! I just have to go through a little uncomfortableness once every 3 to 4 months. That’s a no brainer.
I have been functioning on auto pilot for quite a while now, doing the bare minimum, and really not liking myself or life very much and I didn’t even realize how bad it had become…..until it got better. I just thought it was all part of getting older and that I had to figure out how to live with it… Boy wrong and I am so thankful for this amazing little creation!
My energy, motivation, libido, creativity, zest for life…all back!!! My memory is better, brain fog has definitely lifted, hot flashes and night sweats are gone! I’m even losing that little bit of weight I put on. I feel happy and grateful and ready to tackle all the things…
I have missed me so much! It should only get better from here…
On that note… My husband is now thinking about looking into the pellet…. so he can keep up!
My friend…..If you are having any of the above issues and just don’t feel like yourself.. I highly recommend looking into the pellets. Not everyone will be a candidate or have the same results, but, it is definitely worth talking to your doctor about. As women, we often put our family ahead of ourselves and we procrastinate on our own health. But, it’s okay to love yourself enough to do what you need to do, in order to be the best you can be for your family. They deserve your best and you deserve to feel good.
Here is the link to the pellet that I am on. There is a lot of information there, including a list of providers in your area who offer this form of therapy. Most insurance companies will not cover it, in fact, most insurance will not cover any hormone therapy. In my opinion, it is worth every penny, and in my case, it’s actually the cheaper option. But, your doctor may let you work out a payment plan with them.
By the way…..I am not getting paid by anyone to share this with you. I am sharing because it is helping me and I know there are many others (women and men) out there who could benefit from this. So, I am happily passing along the information and taking you along on my journey.
As long as I have a choice, I won’t accept feeling like crap ever again. I am not done living! I am sure as hell not that old yet and I will never again be as young as I am today…
If you would like to follow my HRT journey from the beginning you can start here
Then go here
And this will get you all caught up!
Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! I know I will!