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Hormone Imbalance, Menopause and Blood Tests

By October 30, 2011 - 10:29am
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I am 53 and have been miserable for years now. My Dr did a blood test and said that my hormones were low and put me on a patch. I've been taking Vitamin D and am on Prozac and Wellbutrin and still have no energy and no want or desire to leave the house or get dressed or shower. I've been on antidepressents for at least 15 yrs now but since I became Menopausal everything has been out of wack and nothing seems to work. I have been losing my hair and haven't shaved my legs in years (no hair).

My eye brows are nearly nonexistent and I avoid drinking water. I have no desire to drink water anymore. And as a result my skin is like an alligator. My other medications include one for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, along with the depression medication and hormone patch.
I was only able to see bits and pieces of the information that was given on the Doctors show last week. I remember hearing the woman talk about how she found out what her problem was with specific blood test that weren't used on previous visits to her Dr. Can someone please let me know what those tests were?
Please, Please, Please Help Me before I lose my mind and my body rejects me completely.
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Hi Pat,

I'm so sorry that you're feeling so helpless. It is important that you drink water--even if you have no desire to drink it at all. Also, the loss or decreased amount of hair on your legs is a sign of menopause-- this is an expected finding in you. Menopause can e a challenging change to go through-- are you on any hormone therapies? What does your doctor say about this?

Here are some resources that you may find helpful for Blood Tests as well as Menopause: http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/what-are-some-blood-tests-every-woman-should-have?extsrc=nl1020LRB1


Hope this helps,


October 31, 2011 - 4:45am
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