I'm so happy to hear that the BHRT seems to be helping you! That's such wonderful news.
My periods are all over the map now. In hindsight, last year I was estrogen dominant (as you are now) and now, I just started missing a few periods. I'll get one and then miss two. It's really frustrating. It seems as though when my period comes, I get a reprieve from my symptoms for a while. As of late, I've missed two in a row and my symptoms are through the roof.
I did make a few calls yesterday to several Holistic and Naturopaths in the area and none that I spoke with dealt with BHRT, nor did they know of anyone that did. I also found another Bio-Identical doctor in the area, but was told that I could only be treated with BHRT if I agreed to all the mandatory supplements. What is it with all these Bio-Identical doctors pushing these supplements? I could see if I were low on certain vitamins, trace minerals, etc., but I'm not. The last Bio-Identical did about $10,000 worth of blood work on me and fortunately my insurance covered it. This current Bio doctor's office said they wouldn't accept the blood work that I recently had done just a few months ago and that I'd have to have it done again. I explained that my insurance wouldn't pay for all of that again, only hormonal testing and was told "maybe this office isn't right for you." I'm getting the impression that even though many of the Bio-Identical doctors are truly there to help women, a larger percentage of them are seeing dollar signs and cashing in.
After those calls, I became frustrated and decided the only other idea that I could come up with was to call an area compounding pharmacy and see if they could tell me who's prescribing in the area. It ended up being a good idea, I got the name of a doctor that does prescribe BHRT in the area who is an Endocrinologist. I explained about my previous experiences with "mandatory supplements" and all of that and was told that no supplements are mandatory in this office. So, I have an appt. at the end of the month, which I'm anxiously looking forward to.
I can remember years ago thinking to myself (while having awful menstrual cramps) that I couldn't wait until I hit menopause. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be this bad. To go back to those days and know what I now know......
Thanks for your response and do keep in touch and let me know how your treatment progresses. I'm very happy to hear that you're finally getting some relief!