I've gotten the hormone replacement pellets three times prior to this last one, about 4 months apart. Wonderful outcomes with those, except for maybe the last 2-3 weeks before it was time to get reinserted, I really felt the absence to the hormones and decided I need to go with every 3 months, vs. 4 months. Well, after feeling very blah for a my usual time before the reinsert, I go to get it (very happily!) and wait for the good stuff to hit. And wait. And keep waiting. This was around Aug. 1st. Well, not only have I not felt ANY benefits of it, I have actually felt worse than I have felt in months. Extreme fatigue, weight gain with no change in eating habits, water retention, depressed,just feeling like overall crap.
I get blood work because I'm concerned and turns out I have extremely too much testosterone in my body, like male levels. She mentioned the number 500 something but I'm not sure what that means. This was via a phone call. Said there's nothing to be done that it just has to burn off. I have scheduled an appt with my dr to discuss further what caused this and will this be an issue in the future. I may end up getting back on Estradiol pills and getting the Testosterone shot. I need something consistent. I don't want to be worrying (after spending that much money, especially)every time after I get the pellet if I'm getting the correct dosage or if my body will absorb what it is supposed to absorb.
Is there anything I can do in the meantime? I feel absolutely horrible, no energy to exercise or do anything. Thanks for any help.