Q: I was on your website and did the Hormonal Health Profile. Well, my results
weren’t very encouraging — I fell in the severe category. The support
I give myself is considered seriously inadequate and the demands I place on my body
are almost overwhelming. Those are the results the profile gave me.
What I need to know now is how to get my doctors to listen to me when I say something
is wrong. They tell me having a hormone blood test is a colossal waste of money,
and as long as I am still getting my periods I am NOT menopausal.
I am being treated for depression, and I have tried telling them the symptoms have
gotten worse lately and that nothing they give me for it is working. It is quite
upsetting that no one seems to be listening to me when I ask if I am perimenopausal.
I certainly feel imbalanced. So how do I get tested?
A: Every woman should feel she is being listened to and heard when she visits
her healthcare providers, and we hope you will come to a better understanding with
yours. If not, you may need to seek another practitioner who is willing to listen
to you and work with you toward symptom reduction and wellness.
Many doctors are trained within a paradigm where perimenopause is under-recognized
and true menopause is fully acknowledged only once the big changes are more or less
all over with!
Your health symptoms can tell you a great deal - possibly more than any tests could.
We encourage you to continue to honor them. You may be interested in reading our
article on perimenopause for a more thorough understanding. You may even want to
print this article and take it with you when you go to see your provider.
Our Hormonal Health Package is designed to help provide women just like you with
the core foundation they need to restore balance during this time of transition.
Our Nurse–Educators are here to listen and guide you on a one-to-one basis
with additional support measures tailored to your unique situation. If you’re
interested in learning more, give us a call