Thanks for sharing all that Marianne. I liked the book alot too. I thought it made alot of good sense. I like to hear from others because sometimes I am afraid that I am too open to these kinds of things that everyone else seems to think are crazy!
I just ordered another book for my primary care doctor too. (in case anyone is interested you can get them on amazon for a bit cheaper). I have been researching this and reading alot on bioidentical hormone replacement for awhile now and my doctor knows this so she was fine with ordering the blood tests for this program. And prescribing the hormones that Dr. Dzugan recommended since. I received all the supplements so I am just waiting on the hormones. (I get them from a compounding pharmacy that a BHRT gynocologist that I used to go to recommended, so they have to get sent to me).
I appreciate what you said regarding your reservations. The money is a big deal. I decided to spend it only because I have tried going through a BHRT doctor (who also cost alot of money!) and although it helped some at first I could see it was going to be a long time figuring out what would work for me, if ever. (we were only working with estrogen, progesterone and testosterone). I like the idea of fixing all the areas that Dr. Dzugan speaks of...not just the steroid hormones, but the magnesium/calcium balance and also fixing the pineal gland and digestive tract. I am confused a little too, about the $100 a month thereafter and if you drop the monthly and go back, starting over with the high cost.
There was a thread on here a few weeks ago from someone who was enthusiastic about this program and they were posting alot of links and also all the titles of the chapters of the book. I think that must have been like advertizing, or a copyright problem because shortly thereafter the whole thread disappeared. Before it did though, someone else came on and said that she was the woman who had written the book with Dr. Dzugan! She said a few interesting things but one was that in the process of writing the book she had spoken with some of the folks who the treatment had worked for. Maybe she will come back sometime and tell us more. That would be interesing!
It is interesting that you started with the migraines only a few years ago. I have had them my whole life. I am in my early 50's too and in menopause. I hope that your doctor will be positive and help you. My primary care doctor was open to having Dr. Dzugan give his recommendations for me because of being very new to this. She is watching me closely though and monitoring my liver.
Sorry I wrote a book! Keep us posted. :)
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