Hi zez, I hear you on the menopause!!! I'm so confused too with the "hormonal" issues?? I had a hysterectomy in my 20's, now 52, not sure when or how long my "meno" has been? no hrt, only for a yr after the last ovary removed. These hormones all work together! but getting a dr to recognize that is hell! they just shove you off as "its not the thyroid" go see your primary...pcp says see your endo, urgh
I had a female hormone panel done and my estrogen was HIGH! go figure??? no parts left!???? so why?? dah, they don't know. But, I still believe its because one pc of this puzzle is not fitting in and is messing up the picture!!! I'd suggest you try to get your female hormones tested and adrenals. I'm not having luck with my endo testing adrenals, so I've resorted to using pro-gest cream in hopes of lowering my estrogen. Estrogen dominance has many symptoms like thyroid. Sure, its part of "aging" but if we're lacking something why let us slowly die off when there's something to allleviate it? I'm so fed up with doctors and their "tunnel vision", we had these "parts" for a reason! not just for babies! I'd like to yank the males doctors "testosterone" away and see how they would feel!!!!!