So I’m almost one week post Hormone pellet implant.
Last week the specialist and I spoke about my imbalance and after my own research concerning treatments, we agreed that the pellet therapy was my preferred treatment option at this time. I have looked into the natural (not medical) ways of increasing my testosterone and progesterone, and so in addition to doing as much of these that I can, I am also receiving a slow release dose of hormones via pellet that was inserted into my hip. I am confident that it will be helpful based on everything I have learned about the therapy as well as the doctor’s knowledge of the proper way to use this therapy. It does take a while to see some effect, so it will be a few weeks most likely before I truly feel a great difference. I am continuing my physical training as much as I am able to, as this is a very good way to help the testosterone along and prevent my body from loosing strength. I have been given a specified dose of the Estrogen, Testosterone, via pellet and Progesterone via oral supplement to help elevate the levels that are down, as well as treat the symptoms that I have had:
Loss of memory
Weight gain and stagnant weight
Overall feeling of lethargy
Depression and uncontrolled emotion
Almost non-existent libido
Just to name a few of the most prevalent symptoms I’ve experienced with the hormone imbalance. Thankfully I know enough medical basics from college that I am able to reference and research to understand conditions and piece together symptoms and causes. It helps to understand what is happening in my body, in addition to treating it. So far, since the implant, I have been trying to take it easy. My implant site is very bruised and sore, but it is healing quite quickly, and I’m very hopeful that the treatment will not have to be longer than 6 months to a year.
After doing more reading regarding causes and connections, my belief in birth control and how it is the main culprit to my problem has been even more confirmed. One example of resources was found in The Journal of Sexual health and it has some very informative info regarding the connection between women who were on birth control for a prolonged period and hormone imbalances later after ending use. It only further supports my belief that God did not intend for medicine to be used in this way, and unnaturally planning procreation is unhealthy for us. Especially because birth control is not guaranteed and pregnancy can and has occurred unbeknown to the mother, which can then lead to unplanned pregnancy, abortion, and miscarriage. I pray the we the women of todays educated and increasingly equal rights era can be proactive in learning about how the system and those who are in charge of it, can very detrimentally hurt us, and cause un bias infanticide of innocent souls. I also pray that we are empowered to be free from the control of and dependency on a system not often motivated by our best interest.
If only I did not have the clean up the mess that my selfishness and ignorance caused. Thankfully I do believe that medicine is good, and God gave us the ability to treat, heal and nourish our bodies with medical knowledge as well as natural methods in our lifestyles. What a gift that we should have the capability and free will God gave to learn and discover and advance medical treatments and to help us. I am thankful we are not just at the mercy of a system of mad scientists, but rather with understanding and education we can know who our doctors are and that many of them are actually used with grace by our great physician.