Not tonight dear….

“Not tonight dear, I have a …….

… headache, and a hot flash, and I feel down, and it hurt last time, and I feel irritable, and I have joint pain, and my muscles ache. I’m kind of cold too. Can you turn up the heat? But not too much or I’ll have night sweats.”

This awful sounding paragraph was not spoken by a woman looking for excuses to get out of having sex. She loves sex, well…. up until about 3 years ago she did. Then came a steady lessening of her spark.  Energy levels decreased, weight gain happened around her abdomen, she kind of lost herself along the way and can’t remember how to enjoy the things that she used to.

So what is going on?

This woman is post menopausal and her hormones have been decreasing for the past few years. Talking about all the symptoms in clinic with me, she thought that only the hot flashes had anything to do with her hormones. With not having the understanding that it was indeed internal chemistry at play, she spent most of her time feeling guilty and responsible for not being “better.

I spent time in our first appointment educating her on how and why hormones operate in the physical body and the mind and emotions. She felt validated, she felt heard, and she no longer felt alone in this. She also for the first time in years, felt hopeful.

If the picture presented of a woman above resonated with, then do reach out. You are not alone, and you do NOT have to continue to feel this way. I can offer solutions for you to get your spark back and get YOU back.

Dr. Vivienne Guy, ND 
http://www.ottawabioidenticalhormones.

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