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Date: 9/25/12 6:36 PM

I am still having periods off and on and have gained inches in my butt, thighs and belly and I don't sleep worth a darn. I quit my cleaning business after 20 years and had carpal tunnel surgery back in April. I'm finally back into the weight training and exercising hoping I can get back down two sizes. This is a real struggle with going through menopause! My hot flashes and night sweats are pretty much gone since I've been going to a hormone doctor who has me on progesterone and DHEA. He tried me on several kinds of Estriol for vaginal atrophy but it constantly made me burn so I did find some suppository thingees that work pretty well. I've noticed lately that I have acne all over and an increased sex drive. One outta two ain't bad! I thought the acne was from too much progesterone but he didn't think so. He even had me on thyroid meds thinking that's why I've gained weight but with recent blood work I don't think I had any thyroid issues. I noticed no difference so I no longer take them.

My last rant was about some bad experiences with OB/GYN's. One was in her late 20's and never even heard of bio-identical hormones, another lady was about 60 and wouldn't even look at my saliva test results and spoke badly about bio-identical hormones saying they were dangerous but then was wanting to give me an estrogen patch or the synthetic hormones which are known to cause breast cancer. I finally found a male OB/GYN that is my age. He was really very compassionate and optimistic and even said he'd be happy to work with my hormone doctor. So I had my hormone doctor fax him my latest blood work and what he has me on. I'm anxious to see what he says. I hadn't been to a male OB/GYN in 30 years but I really am comfortable with him.

Has anyone else developed acne? I always thought your skin dries out going through menopause but my face is actually oily!

I catch myself snoring with my mouth closed all the time now which keeps waking me up. My husband who sleeps with the CPAP thinks I have mild sleep apnea. Oh Lord...what next!

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