Monday, January 30, 2012|Ask Larry
Question: My daughter's doctor has suggested that she take shots that will put her into temporary menopause in order to treat possible endometritis. When she researched it online, other people having the treatment have said it is the worst thing they have experienced. She is also wary of taking a shot that will not be out of her system for three months. The symptom that lead her to the doctor was extreme pain when having sex. The ultrasound did not show any problems. Do you know of any alternative solutions?
Larry's Response: Endometriosis is inflammation and it IS associated with hormone imbalance, primarily excess estrogen activity.
Sunday, January 15, 2012|Bloggies
I was returning to my table today at lunch. Cher was at another table and, as I passed, she said, "It's working. My daughter feels fine". I had to stop and thank her and, of course, mention, that my suggestions usually work, especially when I guarantee they will.
Just about a week ago Cher asked me if I had any suggestions for treating "the blues" that didn't involve drugs. Cher's daughter, Victoria, recently gave birth to a beautiful baby. She did not take any drugs during the pregnancy and also reported that she didn't think she needed them. Even after delivering, it seemed her depression episodes were in the past. In time, though, the moods began to creep back. Victoria hadn't said much but Cher saw the old signs. That's when she asked me for a suggestion that didn't require going back to the prescription drugs.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011|Bloggies
A few weeks ago, one of our customers called. At a recent appointment her doctor expressed shocked concern that her Bone Mineral Density (BMD) value was -3.0. This suggested to the doctor that the customer was "suffering" from severe osteoporosis. The doctor immediately wanted to prescribe some drugs to halt or reverse the progression of this "disease."
Before downing dose after dose of a potent drug there are some important things to take into consideration. First, BMD is NOT the only risk factor associated with fractures. There are other factors and some of them are more important than BMD. One study actually suggests that BMD is the least of 6 risk factors.
Sunday, December 18, 2011|Ask Larry
Question: Last time I wrote I had a Mirena Coil fitted, soo after I was put onto oil of evening primrose three times daily. Although I have noticed some benefits I am still having problems; mainly tiredness, headaches, weight gain, and although the anxiety I found difficult to deal with has improved I still get depressed. I just finished reading What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Perimenopause and diet seems to play a part in helping, also exercise. I haven't been able to get referall to a specialist by my doctor as they dont think it will benefit me in any way. I cannot find any help in obtaining a saliva test. Also I no longer have any peiods, which I think this is due to the Mirena Coil, it's a blessing but is it normal?
Sunday, December 04, 2011|Ask Larry
Question: I have been to see a hormone doctor and now have the Mirena Coil fitted, which releases a hormone to help me with my menopause symptoms. I can't tell you about the benefits as I haven't noticed any, but I'll give anything a chance if it helps. I'm also taking Noriday now. I feel like im going around in circles. Do you have any thoughts?