Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Patient Success Stories
I found BodyLogicMD’s Dr. Jennifer Landa in Orlando, Florida after reading Suzanne Somers’ book “Ageless”. I started the book without having any idea what it would be about, and finished it convinced that better health was possible at any age with balanced chemistry.
When I first met with Doctor Landa, I was experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms such as insomnia, itchy skin, and weight gain. More importantly than that was the fact that I was sick every eight weeks with a cold and was really feeling run down. I couldn’t get into an exercise routine because I couldn’t stay healthy long enough, and that had me feeling very frustrated. If that wasn’t enough, I also had anxiety and panic attacks that were horrible to experience. In short, I was a total wreck and didn’t know how to get better.
I did see my family physician twice and had blood work done with no real diagnosis before seeingDoctor Landa. Through blood work, a salvia test, and a long consultation, Doctor Landa figured out my problem very quickly. I am peri-menopausal, have adrenal fatigue and reactive hypoglycemia. Doctor Landa placed me on bioidentical hormones including progesterone and a few naturally compounded supplements that I have been taking since November 07. She also insisted on some other changes; no soda, minimal caffeine, a diet that is careful about glycemic index, and no Xanex for anxiety.
I have to admit that I had to make changes slowly, but one by one I did what she asked. My symptoms of peri-menopause are gone! I have only been sick once, my sleep issues are fine and I no longer have any anxiety. My energy and enthusiasm for life has come back, and I have been working out regularly since April. I have to admit that the last brick to fall for me is now really focusing on my diet and taking off the weight I want to take off.
However, now I feel good enough to do so. My last visit to Doctor Landa’s Orlando BodyogicMD office included more labs that confirmed through chemistry that I am getting better. I think Doctor Landa was so glad, she gave me hug. When has your doctor ever hugged you?
– T.M. Age: 44
My name is Laurie and I have been using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for almost two years. I am currently 51, but have been told I was peri-menopausal for several years. Other than regular but heavy periods, and some issues with sleep, I was not having too many other issues. I was, at that time, using over the counter herbal supplements that were intended to ease mild symptoms.
While on vacation, I bought the book by Suzanne Somers “The Sexy Years”. I was intrigued by her knowledge and pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. That has always been my theory on how I wish to live my life. I knew my menopause was inevitable, and wanted to make an informed decision on how I wanted that part of my life to be.
After reading the book, I got online to discover Doctor Jennifer Landa in Maitland, Florida. I googled her credentials and was very impressed with the fact that she also had a medical background as a OB/GYN. Although, after five children, I certainly wasn’t in need of an obstetrician , but to have someone qualified in that field also was an added bonus! She ran all the tests, and found I was in need of some progesterone, and also had me take some top quality vitamins. Some months after my hot flashes came on like a rage. Again, I was tested and this time I was in desperate need of estrogen.
I have read many books, and have searched online since I read “The Sexy Years” and knew that I had a battle with Mother Nature going on. My body was continuously changing up and down, and through testing every three months, Doctor Landa was able to keep the beast at bay! I am now VERY stabilized. As patient and doctor we have successfully been able to regulate my body to a point where I have more energy, feel good from the inside out, and moreover have an understanding of my body that I never thought I could. I need to mention that my husband noticed the transformation I was going through and asked to get him an appointment with Doctor Landa as well. I had been telling him I thought he was going through Andropause, but being the big, strong, man that he is, forget about it! He has been using the Testosterone shots weekly, and feels great. He also is on the vitamins and following a better diet plan, which BodyLogicMD stresses as an integral addition to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. He has a very stressful position owning a company, was not sleeping well, has high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. These symptoms are weaning as he is deeper into his therapy. His primary care doctor is also very impressed and urges him to continue with his protocol with Doctor Landa.
I have been a physical testament to many of my friends, and several have decided to regain their health! The biggest concern is that the insurance field refuses, at this point, to consider treatment as it would with a pharmaceutical product. I feel my health is more important that my pocket book! I know Oprah has already had the issue of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy on her show and is very pleased with the natural methods of health. Maybe we can get Oprah to help us out with these insurance issues!!! Thanks for the opportunity to tell my story.
– Laurie J. Age 51