Yes, many women who have hormone issues are premenopausal. “You’re just getting older and this is part of it,” is not the explanation you have to accept!
It’s about to be Mother’s Day. If you are a mother, you know that like every other day of the year, your focus – even on your day – is on everyone else. You want to make sure things go just as planned.
Do yourself this one favor: take a moment to read this post. These quotes are from women like you and they might sound strangely familiar…
1. “Something is not right. I am just not me. I can’t put my finger on it. I have seen numerous doctors and nurse practitioners who do all sorts of labs and other tests. When they let me know the results, they say that everything is fine, but I’m not fine.”
Maybe the people around you keep reassuring you that you’re healthy. Maybe some people have made you think it’s all in your head. Or perhaps you’re beginning to question your own ability to assess yourself.
2. “I don’t hate sex, but I don’t care if it ever happens again. It makes me sad to realize that I might feel that way for the rest of my life. I’m not sure I’m ready to give up intimacy forever.”
Some of you might have had fights with your partner about this. Maybe they think that you are no longer interested in them or that you are interested in someone else. Or maybe you have just lost your interest altogether.
3. “I’m not the energetic, outgoing person I used to be. I’ve lost my fun side. I’m moody, irritable, angry, and sad. And on certain days I have all of those emotions within 10 minutes!”
Maybe you’ve tried or been encouraged to try antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications.
4. “My mind is not sharp like it was. I feel like I’m in a brain fog. Focusing is nearly impossible. Other people remember things so much better than I do. I feel like I’m that spacey girl I used to make fun of all the time.”
Maybe you’ve tried or been encouraged to try medications like adderall.
5. “I’ve lost my motivation for everything I used to really care about. I don’t want to see my friends or go to events. I just want to hide at home.”
Maybe someone has recommended that you talk with a counselor.
6. “Exercising is a huge chore. I feel exhausted rather than recharged when I do it. I never see any results from it anyway.”
Maybe you have tried a personal trainer or signed up for a new fitness program. Maybe you’ve looked at bootcamp programs around town or downloaded a new phone app to hold you accountable.
7. “I have not changed any of my good eating habits, in fact I’m eating healthier than I used to, but I am putting on weight, especially in my mid-section. I give up!”
Maybe you’ve looked at or tried every diet online – low carb, low fat, gluten-free, paleo, organic – without any result.
You owe it to yourself to consider where hormones might fit in this picture. You want the best version of yourself to come back. Are you willing to investigate this a little further?