Re: 37 no period in 2 yrs
When I was 31 my periods stopped abruptly. The doctor did a blood test and told me I had gone into early menopause. He strongly advised HRT and to begin with I did take his advice but the stuff had awful side effects. I became depressed, my skin was dry and for the first time in my life I was rounding around the hips and tummy. Then a friend told me about an alternative doctor that specialized in female hormones. I was skeptical but apart from having only money to lose, I decided to give him a try. He did some further tests and informed me I was estrogen dominant and I was having what he called a false menopause. He told me that my progesterone levels were virtually zero. He strongly advised I took natural progesterone cream, that I cut down on dairy produce and red meat which has been impregnated with estrogen's.
Once again I was skeptical but gave it a try. 2 months later my periods came back, 4 months later I was pregnant!
My doctor was bewildered but when I asked to look at the previous hormone test that he had done, I was horrified to find he hadn't tested my progesterone levels.
I recommend a book called 'What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause' by John R. Lee, M.D.