My Struggle with Fibrocystic Breast Tissues and Fatigue
Many of you may already know my story of how I struggled with perimenopause and menopause symptoms for over 10 years when I was in my 30’s into my 40’s, developed fibrocystic breast tissues along the way. As I suffered, my doctors including a Breast Specialist, Gynecologist, Primary Care doctor and a Radiologist told me that there is nothing that I can do about my symptoms, it's all part of being a woman. All while they continue to monitor me every six months as I was deemed high risk for developing breast cancer.
I will finish my story in my next blog post so stay tuned…
As promised, here is the rest of my story.
After the first cyst appeared in my left breast, they kept on multiplying. Every time I went for my sonogram and mammogram there were more cysts and eventually over a 10 year period both breasts were filled with cysts, which were sometimes very painful even to the touch of my clothing. I was officially diagnosed as having fibrocystic breast tissues and was at high risk for breast cancer. To make matters worse, I would ask the doctors what can I do? How can I get rid of them? The answers were vague, essentially, nothing.
In addition, I started to experience extreme fatigue, bloating, mood swings and very poor sleep. What was happening in my body? It was making me crazy because I just did not feel like myself and I had no answers.
Again, I asked my doctors what I can do to alleviate these feelings and conditions.
My doctor informed me that I was going through hormonal changes and that I would experience a variety of symptoms and there is nothing I can do because it is all part of being a woman.
That was a very frustrating and painful period for me, and I decided to take matters into my own hands.
So I did the work… researching, reading, seminars, conferences, etc. and several months later, I think I cracked the code.
I learned that hormone imbalance was the cause of many of the symptoms that I was experiencing. So I had my hormones tested and yes, high estrogen (estrogen dominance) low progesterone, high cortisol (stress) levels were the primary hormones that were imbalanced and driving many of my symptoms.
Now what? Through my research, I was able to make certain dietary and lifestyle changes, added supplements, implemented some daily protocols, which made all the difference and was a game changer. I made a conscious effort not to use any medications or Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Today, I am in my 50s and I never felt better, my energy is bursting, sleeping 7-8 hours and virtually cysts free.
If you are having a similar experience and want to learn more about exactly what I did to heal my body, feel free to reach out. My contact info is below.
In Good Health,
DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide medical advice. The purpose is to provide education and broader understanding to my readers. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. I do not recommend or prescribe, or recommend changing dosage or discontinuing, any prescription medications or pharmaceutical drugs.
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