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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Struggled for years, before finding this book! Good info on meno, too!!

Like many women in their 40's, I was struggling with perimenopause and the effects of prolonged stress on my body. Frequent and heavy monthlies, hormonal swings I didn't understand, and a compromised immune system were just some of the problems. This went on for years...
Like many women in their 40's, I was struggling with perimenopause and the effects of prolonged stress on my body. Frequent and heavy monthlies, hormonal swings I didn't understand, and a compromised immune system were just some of the problems. This went on for years and affected every aspect of my life. Although my own GYN did recognize the depletion of stress hormones in my adrenals and gave me very good advice on how to deal with some of this problem naturally, a progesterone deficiency did not occur to him, nor did taking herbs to strengthen it. After moving, I went to a new doctor who not only misdiagnosed me completely, but tried to give me PremPro, which would have made things worse! Fortunately, I recognized on my own that I didn't have an estrogen deficiency from the symptoms I was having and found this book. I saw myself in so many pages! These two beautiful people who cared enough to write it steered me in directions where I could help myself, when no one else would or could. I got saliva tests for my hormones and found out just exactly what was wrong with me. They explain the vital role progesterone has in our bodies... I really had no idea and would not be a whole person, today, if I had not found this. I would like to add that I do not necessarily agree with everything stated in here 100%. He recommends taking no estrogen supplements, at all. But I have found that, now that I am actually in the menopausal state, taking phytoestrogens (red clover blossom, black cohosh and soy) along with the progesterone cream, seems to work the best for me. (I would also highly recommend taking cold pressed flax seed oil. I can't remember whether that was stated in the book or not, but fyi.) This book is not just for women with perimenopause, menopausal women and those with hysterectomies are also addressed throughout - it contains valuable information for you, too. On the whole, I don't know what I would have done without this book!!

posted by Anonymous on August 24, 2002

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Learned The Hard Way - Be Careful

Dr. Lee's book convinced me to try natural progesterone, and it was one of the worst decisions ever. After only one month of use, I developed blood clots in my legs, and became so ill that it has taken over six months to recover. Progesterone cream builds up ...
Dr. Lee's book convinced me to try natural progesterone, and it was one of the worst decisions ever. After only one month of use, I developed blood clots in my legs, and became so ill that it has taken over six months to recover. Progesterone cream builds up in your tissues over time and can make you very, very sick. Do not believe it when you read that there are no side effects and it is impossible to overdose. Know that the progesterone you're putting on your skin, although 'natural', is capable of having all the same effects as the progesterone in birth control pills and RU-486 ~ in other words, you're using something with serious dangers connected to it. Please, please be careful. Get Barbara Seaman or Ellen Grant, MD's books for better information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2004

    Learned The Hard Way - Be Careful

    Dr. Lee's book convinced me to try natural progesterone, and it was one of the worst decisions ever. After only one month of use, I developed blood clots in my legs, and became so ill that it has taken over six months to recover. Progesterone cream builds up in your tissues over time and can make you very, very sick. Do not believe it when you read that there are no side effects and it is impossible to overdose. Know that the progesterone you're putting on your skin, although 'natural', is capable of having all the same effects as the progesterone in birth control pills and RU-486 ~ in other words, you're using something with serious dangers connected to it. Please, please be careful. Get Barbara Seaman or Ellen Grant, MD's books for better information.

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