I'm in the UK, and having a nightmare with the menopause, I'm 32 and had surgery over 7 weeks ago.
I am currently on an oestrogen patch 'Estraderm' but even though I am on the highest dose that they can give me, I am still having the following symptoms:
Night sweats (not every night!),
Hot flushes (mild - as soon as I notice that I am getting hot, they pass),
Insomnia, (sometimes only sleep for an hour .. a night!)
Mood Swings, - Up & Down all the time!,
Itching - Everywhere - and when I scratch I get 'raised lumps'
So, I have spoken to my GYN/OB & he thinks that I've got a major 'hormone imbalance' thing going on. I go to see him tomorrow for a hormone test & pro-lactin test BUT I'm really unsure about what I should do next ...
I've heard that in the UK, we can't get testosterone cream .. the only way to get testosterone is to have the oestrogen implants .. but I had a bad experience with the 'norplant' contraceptive 8 years ago so I do not want to visit that again ....
I liked the idea of the patches - only have to change them twice a week ...
I don't like the idea of taking a pill everyday for the next 20+ years SO I'm asking you .. any ideas on what my next move should be ....
I know that I have not found a 'miracle' cure yet for these menopause symptoms, and the
are really getting me down & making me rather desperate
I JUST WANT MY LIFE BACK !
Hope that you can help