Long story short, I am positive I am estrogen dominance. I am a 37 year old female. I have have PCOS (diagnosed when I was 25) and most of the symptoms that go with it including weight issues (I'm over 100 pounds overweight), thinning hair, irregular periods, panic and anxiety issues and sugar cravings big time!, etc, etc. My main concern today is this. Obviously being diagnosed with PCOS, I have been ED for awhile, but lately my period pattern has changed.
I went from not having a period for long amounts of time ( 3 to 4 months in between heavy painful 10 day periods) to the last 7 months I have been bleeding 90% of the time. It's been light and watery to full on rapid waters of intense heavy flow with lots of blood clots. This can happen with estrogen dominance, right??
On a side note, I notice when I cut sugar completely from my diet, my flow is lighter or even stops for days. When I eat sugar again, my period comes back but I digress. Just something I noticed. Is there any correlation or am I nuts?
Any-who, I can not take birth control pills as about 6 years ago, while in surgery to get my gallbladder out, I developed bi lateral pulmonary embolisms and almost died. So no synthetic hormones for me.
Prior to surgery I was on a low dose combo BC that worked wonders, I feel great, my PCOS was under control and I loss all my weight. I was a new women! When I was taken off of them, I gain back all the weight and then some and all my PCOS symptoms returned including many more that I didn't have before. Obviously, I've been hormonally imbalance my whole adult life hence the PCOS issues.
I have a appt with a conveniently trained OBGYN next week, I need to get my hormones balanced but I can't and don't want to go on BC. She might try to prescribe a synthetic progesterone or worst tell me I need some sort of surgery like a D and C or something but it won't get to the root of the problem, my imbalance.
How can I convince her to give me bio identical progesterone instead and if I take it, will it cause me to form blood clots in my lungs etc? I'm freaking out because I need for this bleeding to stop but I also have a very real concern about having embolisms again and this time, if it occurred, I might not live.
I can't keep going on this way I am as I am miserable with imbalance hormones, but what can I do? Is there a natural stable way to balance my hormones, to lose weight and to get rid of all the PCOS issues?
The only time I have ever had relief and have ever felt wonderful was when my hormones where balanced by birth control pills. I don't have that option now due to my embolism issues and frankly my age as I am pushing 40 now. Can I do it myself with diet etc? Please share your advise and specific tips or directions.
Thank you so much!!!
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