Beekeeper wrote:At this point, her doctors are only going to focus on the cardiac side and will still refuse to give her HRT.
We are pretty sure that only if she has a hysterectomy will she be able to convince a doctor to give her estrogen.
Well, SHE needs to be in charge of her health, not her doctors. (Actually, you will probably end up having to do it). We forget that the doctors work for us, and not vice versa.
Hormones are a sideline with the doctors she is seeing. Sorry if I sound like a broken record, but find a HRT doctor, get tested, and find out what is going on. If she has any hormonal deficincies or overages, fixing that will help her heart, sex drive, attitude, complexion, hair, fingernails, weight, eyesight -- my point is hormones can affect ANYTHING. A good HRT doctor can do that with very low risk of any side effects. He can find out what is going on without ANY risk -- no one has ever suffered permanent damage from giving a few blood samples.
If her sex hormones are low, he won't necessarily give her HRT. In my wife's case, the causes for low hormones is obvious -- no ovaries
. But in your DW's case, they will first try to find out why the levels are off (if they are), and correct the underlying cause.
I think Mamame makes good sense -- I agree that your DW probably is NOT low in estrogen. She supposedly has two ovaries, and is overweight -- fat makes estrogen -- again, don't assume that an HRT doctor will give her estrogen.
You can try this and that and will possibly eventually stumble onto something that will help. But it's like being lost in a cave without a light -- it will be a very very long time before you get out, provided you don't kill yourself first. Turn on the light, get tested, and then decide if you want to accept the treatment the HRT doctor recommends.
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