Okay, not the ET that most of us remember. The one that strikes up a conversation and often causes us to take sides for or against it.
I’m talking Estrogen Therapy.
About two weeks ago, I went back to the doctor who performed my hysterectomy to start from scratch. After having gone to three different doctors, two of whom simply recommended I start on antidepressants and one who basically told me to “suck it up,” I made the appointment. It’s been eleven years since I last saw her. I deeply regret not having come back sooner.
After a lengthy conversation about my symptoms and desires not to take antidepressants, as well as having a complete exam, she recommended estrogen therapy. Of course, I was concerned about the cancer risks, and this is where she told me about the “estrogen window”.
While it’s too detailed to go into here, let me just say that I started my first low-dose transdermal patch a week ago. I am now going into my second week, and I can already begin to feel a slight change in my body and level of anxiety – a change for the better. Instead of “masking” the symptoms, we are going to what seems to be the root cause…
and I am ever hopeful.
If you are considering ET, you might want to consider reading this book. It’s extremely helpful.
While this ET isn’t extraterrestrial, I’m certainly hoping it will make me feel out of this world soon!