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Old 10-08-20, 04:18 AM  
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Thanks for the link, I will watch the video. However, I won't have regular health insurance in a month, we can't afford it. I will join a sharing program, but that's more for catastrophic care, and I won't have the money for a specialist. Since I'm not having any health issues, I will probably just continue with what I'm doing. But if my insurance situation changes, I will look into it.
But thanks for caring, I appreciate it. I apologize for the venting. Aging is not for the faint hearted!
I understand. We don't have insurance either.
No need to apologize. You weren't venting at all.
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Thanks for the link, I will watch the video. However, I won't have regular health insurance in a month, we can't afford it. I will join a sharing program, but that's more for catastrophic care, and I won't have the money for a specialist. Since I'm not having any health issues, I will probably just continue with what I'm doing. But if my insurance situation changes, I will look into it.

But thanks for caring, I appreciate it. I apologize for the venting. Aging is not for the faint hearted!
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Old 10-09-20, 06:59 AM  
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Old 10-09-20, 10:36 AM  
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I understand. We don't have insurance either.
No need to apologize. You weren't venting at all.
The insurance thing is definitely an issue.

I did want to thank you for starting the thread. It has given me good information to pass on to my daughter and any other young women who are interested in the topic.
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Old 10-10-20, 03:37 AM  
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The insurance thing is definitely an issue.
I did want to thank you for starting the thread. It has given me good information to pass on to my daughter and any other young women who are interested in the topic.
Again, I understand about the insurance problem, especially since we're in the same boat. Until this year, we only had it for catastrophic (anything over $5000). This year, because of covid and no income, we couldn't even afford to get that. I hope and pray that the insurance problem as well as your overall health will all be okay soon .

You are wise to share this with your daughter and others. As she says in pretty much all of her videos (she has a podcast also), she's not trying to convince anyone of anything. Everyone can choose to manage their menopause in the best way that they see fit. She's just trying to educate and to pass on information.

Thank you for your kind words.
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Old 10-22-20, 12:45 PM  
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Here's an article by Dr. Jen Gunter about menopause. I'm looking forward to her book.
https://www.glamour.com/story/are-yo...s-me-menopause
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Old 10-23-20, 09:10 AM  
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Her stuff was good, but the small, petty part of me couldn't get past her eyelashes
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She is quirky to say the least, and her delivery is a little over the top, HOWEVER, she gave me the most thorough explanation of what was happening to me that I had ever received. I ended up having a complete hysterectomy and I've never felt better. Thank you Barbie/Taylor!
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I am concerned about heart health, bone health, alzheimers, as all of those issues run in my family. I guess I sort of prefer to try to address any issues through lifestyle, rather than taking hormones. I am really trying to lose weight, in large part because I've read that adipose tissue produces estrogen, which is not helpful at the moment.
Just wanted to let those who are interested know that she has a podcast on Spotify. This may be of interest for those who get annoyed by videos/quirkiness. Here's a link to her radio show. I follow her on Spotify. The other day when I was feeling a bit down, I listened to her show on "Lifestyle Pearls" and it was so motivating.

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Here's an article by Dr. Jen Gunter about menopause. I'm looking forward to her book.
https://www.glamour.com/story/are-yo...s-me-menopause
Sue, thank you for this link!
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<snip> The worst thing I have experienced is the vaginal dryness. I guess the estrogen cream would help with that.
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Thanks. Yes. I'm afraid of hormone therapy, but I hate the 'internal' dryness.
As a BC survivor, I can't use HRT or BHRT, or products that have estrogenic properties. For the vaginal dryness issue, I have found Carlson Key-E suppositories to be helpful. My gyn, who is postmenopausal herself, has also recommended grapeseed oil as something that would be safe use to combat vaginal dryness, but I haven't tried it.
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Old 10-24-20, 04:10 PM  
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As a BC survivor, I can't use HRT or BHRT, or products that have estrogenic properties. For the vaginal dryness issue, I have found Carlson Key-E suppositories to be helpful. My gyn, who is postmenopausal herself, has also recommended grapeseed oil as something that would be safe use to combat vaginal dryness, but I haven't tried it.
Thanks, I will check it out.
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On another forum, someone asked for a rough idea as to how Menopause Taylor has been able to help me. Sharing what I wrote in case anyone here is curious or interested.
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I've been slowly watching her videos in order. I don't have her book yet, and am waiting for that to arrive. I also sometimes listen to her podcasts. I had a one-hour consultation with her, where she sent me 81-pages full of helpful, detailed info, a great deal of it customized to me. That cost $200, and to be honest, it's been the best $200 that I've spent in the longest while. Everyone may have a different experience, but for me, this was a godsend.

Although I've been in menopause for just over a year, I really didn't know much about it. I didn't bother spending time researching and reading, since, to be honest, my symptoms have been fairly mild, the typical symptoms of menopause that is - things that we all hear about such as hot flashes, and so forth. Plus, my life has been so crazy lately, that I didn't think that I had the time to do any research.

I've learned so much:

1. As we go through menopause, our bodies then start to age and need to compensate for the loss of estrogen. Heart disease runs in my family, not breast cancer. Alzheimer's and osteoporosis are also major concerns. When it comes to heart disease, the loss of estrogen leads to the hardening of the arteries. It's all about the aging process. To be honest, I don't care that much about the (hopefully) temporary menopausal symptoms. This may be because mine have been fairly mild. I am far more concerned about the long-term consequences when it comes to estrogen loss.

2. HRT is not necessarily a bad thing. I had been led to believe that it's to be avoided for all. If one chooses to use HRT/estrogen replacement therapy, there is a window of time that is most ideal - and that's 5-10 years after menopause. The older we get, the less our bodies can tolerate the reintroduction of estrogen. She never tells you what you should do. She shares the info and the rest is up to you. She shares info on all the various options - not just HRT. *

3. Soy products are not bad for you. She has a great video on that. I've been avoiding all soy products for about a decade and I wish that I hadn't.

4. We lose 2% of our bone every year in the first five years without estrogen. So that’s 10% in the first five years. Then 1% every year after that. She urged me to have a bone density (DEXA) test as soon as possible, to send her the results, not to be satisfied with what they say, and to try to have one every year. The guidelines for age 65 and up are rubbish.

5. My severe bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome started a few months before menopause. After seeing several doctors and specialists, having tests done, and all, none of them offered much in the way of help. She told me that my CTS is definitely related to estrogen deficiency.

6. She gives customized dietary, exercise, and supplement advice.

7. She gives lists of all the HRT dosage and types.

8. She gives helpful info on how to find a Menopause Specialist in your area. Unfortunately, we don't have anything, I mean absolutely nothing, on the tiny (undeveloped) island where we live. If I could, I would hop on a plane right now and see a specialist in the U.S. I would then go every year. I'm obese and at high-risk for Covid, so no traveling anywhere at the moment. As soon as I can, however, I will be seeing a specialist.

9. If one is unable to see a Menopause Specialist, she gives advice on how to convince your physician/ob-gyn, to help you get HRT, if that's what you choose to do. Most physicians know very little about menopause. When it comes to ob-gyns, most medical schools spend one hour, one hour (!!!) covering menopause. Their focus is mainly on pregnancy and childbirth.

10. Before the consultation, she has you send in as much info as possible - all test results, supplement info, anything, any questions.

11. She goes into detail on:

Heart Attacks

Blood Clots

Stroke

Osteoporosis and DEXA Scans - lots and lots of info on all that

Alzheimer's

Breast Cancer

Vaginal Dryness

Weight Gain - including Truncal Obesity

Aging

Diet

Thyroid

Less Energy

Diet versus Dieting

Menopause Diet

Sales Pitches and Consumerism

Diet, Nutrition, and Fitness Industries

Keto Diet

Juicing

Hair issues and hair loss

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I hope that this has been helpful.
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