I am 55 yrs old and had a hysterectomy and ovaries removed 15 years ago due to terrible periods. I was placed on Estradiol and have been on it ever since. The last few months/maybe years I have felt like I am getting more and more "out of whack" with daily depression and irritability, leg pain, hair and skin getting dry dull saggy, lost interest in things I used to enjoy and feeling sad almost all the time, I have not have sex in 7 years due to low libido, I've gained almost 100 lbs. I don't know what to do, who to talk to about this or if my insurance will even cover anything. I don't know if i need some other kind of hormones or what. I asked my GYN (female) to test my hormone levels a year or so ago and was told that they couldn't test them if I am taking the Estradiol. I tried to go off it for a few months at another Internal Medicine (male) doctors urging but started having hot flashes and the lot. I have been reading about bioidentical hormones and they sound very interesting. I found an Endocrinologist close by from a web site about bioidentical hormones but she wont see you without a doctor referral, notes and labs from them. Pleases advise me what to do, if I am off based or just imagining all the symptoms. I don't have any girlfriends or family to ask about all this.
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