And a Little Progesterone
Was All I Needed
From Patricia Knowlton, CRNA
As a nurse anesthetist, I know more about health and the side effects of
drugs than the average patient, but six years ago, I blindly let my
doctor put me on Premmarin. While my original menopausal symptoms were
alleviated, over the next few years I noticed that my response to
emotional issues were more exaggerated. It culminated in November of
1999 when I started having suicidal thoughts. I knew Premmarin was
responsible, but I didn’t know what to do until I overheard someone
talking about natural progesterone. On a whim, my husband bought me The
Estrogen Alternative by Raquel Martin, which I devoured in two days,
followed by Dr. John Lee’s What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About
Menopause. I was excited, but I wanted one more opinion.
Years ago, I worked at Maine Medical Center with Christiane Northrup,
MD, the renown ob/gyn and author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom. I
had the utmost respect for her and I bought her book. To my amazement,
she has been prescribing natural progesterone for years! So, I tried it
and after a week on natural progesterone, I was a new person! The fact
that natural progesterone would also increase my bone mineral density,
decrease my risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease was almost
an afterthought! My husband, a dentist and chiropractic physician, was
so delighted that he began to research natural progesterone on the
Internet in order that he could pass it on to his patients.
And now he makes sure HE gets his "dab a day" too!
Patricia A. Knowlton, CRNA
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These pages are provided for information only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, sickness or condition. If you require medical assistance please see a nutritionally wise and progesterone friendly health practitioner.