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Thanks, Michelle. Great article and great comments. I , too, had a hysterectomy, now about 2 1/2 years ago. My Gyn surgeon prescribed Estradiol and Progesterone. I'd been on progesterone only birth control pills decades before and my body did not respond well; spotting and extreme sudden weight gain, so I was concerned about this. I started experiencing the weight gain again, so I stopped the progesterone, but I was also experiencing incredible fatigue and lower back and leg weakness. If I was standing for even 5 minutes my legs would practically give out. I went through an MRI and the doctors found no explanation. I found EmpowHER then, and I went in search of a hormone specialist, which I found in the doctors at my local Medspa, who ordered a complete hormone panel, and we found that my Testosterone levels, for a woman, were extremely low. I started on a subcutaneous treatment of my Estrodial which was a lower dosage and thought to be lower risk than the oral I'd been proscribed, alone with testosterone, and almost immediately the back pain and weakness disappeared. I am now in the best shape of my life, at 47, and I'm even running marathons (which I thought I'd never even want to do). Michelle, EmpowHER, and Dr. Bentz have saved, and significantly improved my quality of life! Thank you so much, and keep up the fight!

September 5, 2014 - 10:14am


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