I spent a bit of time putting together a page about the symptoms of low oestrogen in women who have recently given birth. It really started to annoy me that I had to google and google and google to find any information about it. The problem is that ‘low oestrogen’ is best known as a symptom of menopause – and that’s all I kept coming up with.
So, now I’ve given Google a page about low oestrogen in younger women. Hopefully I’ve put in the right keywords. I feel better now that I’ve tried to do something about it. The issue is – it’s so hard to know that your symptoms are a result of low oestrogen – particularly as I had never heard of a link between low oestrogen and post natal depression. Obviously PND other causes as well – people with a family history of depression are more susceptible – things like that.
Anyway, the other reason I’ve been thinking about all this is because I ran out of my medication the other night and I have no prescription to get more. Seeing my doctor is such an effort as she is now far away, as well as being more popular than the royal wedding. So I decided to go cold turkey and see what happened. It’s been about five days and I have not morphed into a catatonic not-coping freakshow.
I am more tired, my skin is not so happy – but really, it’s not too bad. I think my swimming may be paying off? It took me many laps the other day to do the maths and realise that I’m now clocking up a kilometre every morning. Yay me! The person previously known as the human sloth!