Dr. Kohani, thank you so much for giving me a “normal” life once again. About two years ago, I began looking into bioidential hormones because of the cancer problems that were seemingly linked to synthetic hormones. Whether breast and other cancers are indeed linked to synthetic hormones or not, for peace of mind, I wanted to search out possible alternatives. For a year, I tried hormone creams with little to no relief from my symptoms: hot flashes, lack of libido, sleeplessness and irritability.
In early 2008, I developed symptoms of heart problems. I went through extensive testing and was told it was anxiety and that I needed to calm myself and relax (a condition that was later and surprisingly eased by hormone pellets). Easier said than done. That was when I was very fortunately directed to you as a doctor of internal medicine who practiced holistic as well as conventional medicine.
During our first visit, you suggested I look into bioidential hormone pellets. You explained the process and that this form of hormone therapy had been used in Europe for many years. I did some research and decided to give it a try. After all, what did I have to lose? I couldn’t feel much more miserable.
You inserted my first pellets a year ago. Within a very short time, the hot flashes were GONE! and I was sleeping better, my libido had returned (much to my and my husband’s delight), and anxiety and a mild depression that I didn’t realize I had, improved dramatically. The world just seemed brighter.
I just had my third pellet insertion. I’ve found this to be a simple process that takes only about a half hour or so and results in only very mild (if any) discomfort. The first time you performed the procedure, the area around the incision was a little more sensitive than it has been the subsequent two times.
When we initially began this method of therapy, you said that everyone differs in how long the pellets last before needing to be replaced. I’m delighted that mine seems to last about five months. The first time they needed to be replaced, I began to feel very mild hot flashes. I called your office and made an appointment to have new pellets inserted. The symptoms went away within a couple of days. This time, I felt a little irritable but no hot flashes. Again, the symptoms went away within a couple of days.
Perhaps I don’t feel the same as a 25 or 30 year-old, but that’s okay; feeling like I did at 40 or 45 is fine with me. Thank you so much for working with women’s health issues, making it possible for us to fully enjoy life again.