Hi Missy! Welcome to the boards! You have come to the right place to talk about with heath things like the rest of us. You are not alone! Once you start reading alot of these posts you will see that. Your symptoms are just like mine. And your doctor is responding like mine did. He is no longer my gynocologist. I got the same response. I fired him.They refuse to test if you are still have a period. That is ridiculous. Our hormones change daily and I entered perimenopause at around 42. I am 44 and have almost every symptom in the book. I have nightsweats and a few hot flashes. I know that will increase as I start to loose more estrogen. I have MAJOR anxiety and panic worse than I have ever had. I feel like I am having a break down. I was ready to go on antidepressants and anxiety meds. (still have that as an option) But thank God my regular doctor agreed to fill my prescription after I found a great pharmacy to run the hormone saliva tests for me.
This is all so new to me and for many of us women. But I am so glad I did it. It cost me $275.00 to sent them to the lab and have it done but I wasn't suprised when the tests came back saying I barely have any progesterone or testosterone. No wonder I feel so crappy. When you are low on those things the symptoms are a mile long including major anixety. We need progesterone to level those things out. And the testosterone is for our energy level and sex drive. Both of those things are lacking in me and is all makes sense! Wow!
I am finally unlocking the key to this whole thing.
Many doctors don't believe any of this because they say there is no scientific evidence of all of this. They like to say you get from point A to point B all in one shot. Then when you are in full blown Menopause they will treat us??? What about all of the years inbetween when we are losing all of our Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone? When we have hair loss, itching, hot flashes, night sweats, acid reflux, IBS, anxiety, thyroid issues, dry skin, on and on we could go. These are major things that effect our lives. That is why I am glad Dr Phil's wife Robin McGraw has shed some light on the bioidentical hormone creams. This is life changing for so many woman including me.
My regular doctor who is female, did prescribe the creams for me after she saw my report. Thank God! I am finally getting some help. I have only been on 2 days of the cream now but I am really hopeful that I will feel better soon. I will keep you all posted. I am praying it works.
All this to say to you... search until you find a doctor or nurse practioner who will help you. There are some out there. Don't settle until you do. The pharmacies will test you no matter what. So you can get the results you need to know. But from there a regular doctor has to write the prescription.
Hang in there! And please keep us posted. Here to talk anytime! I know how you feel.