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Is there a menopause specialist that I can talk to? Or someone who can direct me to the right doctor?

By Anonymous December 10, 2012 - 1:43pm
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Hello. I need direction. I saw Dr. Sarrel's video series and knew immediately that there is hope. I have been suffering through severe menopause symptoms for 6 years, following a hysterectomy (ovaries intact). I have seen three different doctors who've prescribed bio-identical HRT. I need someone competent and well informed to adjust the compounds. I have all of the menopause symptoms, including severe crying spells that last any where from one or two days to a week per month. My breasts become tender, I get cystic pimples and hot flashes; take many supplements and anxiety medications; have insomnia... I am told I am Atypical by a psychologist I see. The psychiatrist does not acknowledge the hormonal role -- he just sees a weepy woman who should be on medication. PLEASE help me. I need guidance and direction. I have taken two leaves of absence from my job as a teacher due to the mood swings. I am not a depressed person: I just get weepy in some crazy pattern; or cycle. It goes away and then comes back. I can't concentrate; I forget everything. MY gynecologist says I have the most severe case he's ever seen. I've been to endocrinologists, cardiologists; so many specialists. I know it is hormones. I feel it in my body. I have been tracking it for years. The problem is: Nobody can help me. So, I suffer. I also can feel pinches in my lower abdomen once in a while. I attribute this to ovulating. I'm not sure, but I suspect. I am very in tune with my body; now I need experts in the field. PLease help me. Jeanette Ricci.

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Hello Jeanette,

The North American Menopause Society(NAMS) offers a service to help you find a menopause clinician who is right for you. The online feature connects you with NAMS members and NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioners.
Here is the link to the site and online feature "Find a Menopause Practitioner"

I hope this guides you in the right direction,


December 10, 2012 - 6:07pm
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