Re: Ovarian Cysts - Raging Hormones?
Thanks for the response, Estria.
I have three books on Perimenopause and the "natural progesterone" solution from when this started back when I was around 33 (am now almost 40). Northrup is an excellent read so great suggestion. I know something is going on that is clearly hormone driven. I view myself as a pretty high-functioning Perimenopausal woman, but I understand completely about getting the fury. Some get the serious blues, but I just get so irritated and angry I realize myself how irrational it is looking outside in. And it definitely runs the two-week course between ovulation and period.
I deal better, frankly, with the emotional side than the physical (bloating, heavy painful breasts, heart palpitations, hot flashes/night sweats, etc etc). The progesterone cream has not worked for me (nor any other holistic treatments - cohosh, soy, etc).
I think what started my view on ovarian cysts causing serious hormonal issues is the reading I have done that states some ovarian cysts cause symptoms that one would feel when pregnant. I have even thought - and I am not one for surgery - if it would be better to no longer ovulate electively. (???) I do not want children, but I doubt any physician would allow elective removal of both ovaries, and then I suppose one has to start hormone therapy. I have no idea.
At any rate, I have decided to look into whether my insurance provider will allow me a trip to an endocrinologist. I doubt it, but I'm to the point to where I'll just pay for it (thorough testing) to see what's what.
Hormone replacement therapy is not at all appealing to me, but I may buckle in the future.
Last edited by mimimiami; 03-17-2009 at 02:42 PM.