Okay so I can’t help myself but I do have an extra installment on Trust, Naturopaths and my conscientious.
So the story so far was the shock horror menopause has finally caught up with me, click here if you wanted to refresh our memories. Notice I said ours; apparently forgetfulness is one of the Menopause symptoms. Just like I forgot that I wasn’t going to talk about this subject ever again.
Now that wonderful doctor of mine, sat me down and explained all the pros and cons of the various treatments, we discussed the benefits and pitfalls of both options being HRT medication and Naturopath therapy treatment. How the treatment HRT would possibly affect issues I already have. We discussed the studies, percentages, warnings and benefits.
On top of that going down the HRT path did you know that when you are weaned of that medication you may have 6 months of full time flushes, JOY!!! But as she said we can discuss that when it happens as you may be in a better position to handle Menopause and not so busy. Wonder if she is in my 10 year plan.
So away I went pondering what to do:
I know I will gather all my evidence and see a Naturopath and my gynecologist. Expensive exercise but what had I to lose. I also had an ultrasound form, which I made the appointment and then cancelled and rebooked. Oh no a woman who changes her mind, gleefully.
Now a friend suggested I see her naturopath, as she is the guru in woman’s issues, ageing and Menopause. So I am thinking my my I could kill two birds with one stone here. As you may know I want Botox, well maybe, now I won’t need to. Haven’t asked her what the go is yet, one thing at a time, and let me tell you she does look rather fabulous so I sit there trying to work out her age. Go on tell me you don’t do that.
So I sat in the beautiful young looking Lesley’s office and got the low down on the natural way to reduce flushes and feel absolutely brilliant. But first of course you need to have a couple of tests. But in the meantime take these; I walked out of there with two forms for tests, one bottle of tablets and a bill of $240.
Am I feeling a little bit skeptical now, yes indeedy I am. But I still wanted to explore all avenues so had no choice. My doctor did warn me, that it would be a very expensive, exercise. Which is what I love about my doctor, she never hides anything.
Results came back and I was summoned to the clinic, first test was an iodine test, piss poor results well below average.
Same for vitamin D results, and this is where I am skeptical. I asked where do you get vitamin D from, THE SUN apparently. Tell me, how can someone who is in and out of the car most days, walks for 45 minutes most late afternoons, silly me I thought these were outdoor activities and I would be getting some sun. But, no, apparently not enough sun. Someone should tell my sunspots that they need more.
I wonder if sunscreen is to blame?
So then she asked me how did I get on with the tablets that she had prescribed previously, I explained that they were rubbish and that I stopped taking them as they made me fall asleep at the wheel. Guess what she expected that answer as my hormones were battling, blah blah blah. I tried to take it in, and left with two more different bottles, a form to order two more bottles form NZ. Take all 9 tablets a day and see you in three months.
Also, apparently I don’t need HRT as that is not my problem and once the hormones are balanced out I will be fine. So I am wondering then what she means because clearly I will have if not now later be going through Menopause.
So slightly confused, I can now see where Me and Bec are coming from, two fabulous bloggers who have written about their journey.
Yes I will tell all about the results in three months time, but in the meantime I have a letter sitting in front of me from my doctors that I am to scared to open. She is probably asking me where the hell am I, as when I left her I was going to go ahead, have the ultrasound, see my gynecologist and come back for the prescription, but then of course the letter could be a call up for a smear test and quite frankly that just isn’t going to happen.