Listen as Pamela explains how she knew she had a hormone problem and what she did to get help.
I noticed at 38 that I stopped having periods, and I thought it was due to stress and that they would eventually come back. I was working a very busy job. They never came back, but despite that I had stayed in what was really entrenched denial about where my body was at until I decided to go to a doctor, and it turned out it was at Kronos in Arizona.
They weighed me and I weighed gosh, 155 pounds which was 15 pounds more than I normally weigh, and I never had weighed myself previously, even though I knew I wasn’t fitting into any clothes. So I realized something very dramatic had happened to my body.
And then there was the blood tests that were done and that revealed I had essentially no hormones left in my body. Because I was so young, I had no idea that menopause was the reason, and there are definitive tests for menopause. Our collection of definitive tests, and I had all of the signals that I had gone into menopause.
I was fortunate that I was with a doctor who understood how to dose hormones, and so getting to the right doctor is the first step but the whole backdrop to this was the fact that I was still trying to research what I really needed to do. And I needed to go through two years of studying the science and talking to people and researching and asking countless questions before I could find the comfort and confidence to go on hormones.
Everyone knows you only talk about sex in secret. Everyone but me that is. I’m Pamela Tames and you can hear more about my take on sex and the older woman at http://seasonedsex.com.
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