Bonnie was generally healthy, though somewhat overweight. She suffered from restless leg syndrome.
” I dread going to bed at night because I know it’s going to start. It takes me more than an hour to go to sleep. And I wake up all during the night and have to walk around the bedroom. I know it bothers my husband – but I can’t help it. I’ve tried different medicines, but they all make me feel terrible. I can’t tolerate the side effects. “
Bonnie was a sixty-three-year-old postmenopausal woman who still had her uterus and ovaries. She did not use hormone therapy as she passed through menopause.
“I heard about the study that showed hormones cause breast cancer. But a friend at church told me the natural kind don’t do that. I have been on Paxil at bedtime to help me sleep but it makes me so tired. My doctor told me that Paxil may help my restless legs, but it doesn’t. I have no interest in sex and no matter how much my husband tries, I can’t have an orgasm.”
Bonnie’s blood pressure was very good. The vaginal exam showed a thin lining of the vagina. Her breast exam was normal and her recent Pap smear was mammogram was normal. Bonnie weighted 178 pounds at 5’2″ tall.
“I know I should exercise and try to lose weight but I don’t have the energy”
Her blood work showed a significant deficiency in sex hormones. Her estradiol and progesterone were almost nonexistent. Her thyroid, lipid panel, and CBC were all normal.
Bonnie was treated with pellet Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy to replace lost estradiol and testosterone. She was prescribed oral sublingual rapid dissolve progesterone to be taken at bedtime.
In one month Bonnie was like a different person. When asked how she was feeling Bonnie raised her hands in celebration saying,
“I can sleep all night now. That’s the best thing ever. I stopped having that twitchy legs thing on the third night and haven’t had any since.
You know, I can remember my mother having the same thing. When I was still at home, one time I saw my mother sitting on the side of the bed rubbing her legs. I asked her what was wrong and she said it was her legs aching and couldn’t sleep because they twitched all the time. I asked her if she had mentioned it to her doctor. She said she did and all he did was to give her hydrocodone. After mine went away, I now feel bad for my mother because she suffered for years without the treatment I know would have helped her.
I tell everyone that will listen how much bio-identical hormones have helped me.”
Dr. Dan Hale
The Life-Saving TRUTH about Bio-Identical Hormones