After having a hysterectomy at the age of 45, I was thrown into forced, full menopause. I found no relief whatsoever from the synthetic hormones prescribed for me. For the next 4 years, I was extremely miserable in many aspects of my life.
My hot flashes were so unbearable that I had rare moments in which I was not sweating profusely, and I gained 40 lbs. because my energy was completely zapped, and I was too hot to go the gym on any regular basis. My once vibrant sexual relationship with my husband came to a halt, and I was relying on zolpidem for sleep and statin drugs for high cholesterol.
I was skeptical that Dr. Quatro and bio-identical hormone therapy would really do much to help, but my husband was insistent that I give it a chance, and I am thrilled that I did. At 50 years old, my quality of life has returned, and I feel better than I have in years.
I am no longer taking sleep or cholesterol meds. My sexual desire has returned to normal, and painful intercourse is a thing of the past. I have lost 48 lbs. thanks to a renewed energy level, elimination of hot flashes, and I have more endurance than I did in my 30s.
Dr. Quatro has changed my life! I believe every woman dealing with menopausal symptoms can feel better. Your life can and will be worth living again.
“When my energy level dropped so much that I didn’t want to get off the couch to play tennis — I knew something wasn’t right,” Misty explains.
Misty enjoys spending time with her husband and children, she also loves staying active by playing tennis and working out at the gym. A couple years ago Misty started noticing fatigue and a decrease in her energy level. It seemed no matter how much sleep she got, she still felt tired.
When Misty’s symptoms of fatigued and lack of energy continued, she talked with her OBGYN about her symptoms. She was surprised to hear that her thyroid and progesterone hormone levels fell within the “normal range”. So, her OBGYN wasn’t able to help her. Even though Misty continued to stay active, she wasn’t content with her lower than usual energy level.
She talked with Dr. Christine Quatro about her symptoms and arranged for her blood work to be reviewed by Dr. Quatro. “After looking at my blood levels, Dr. Quatro explained that my hormone levels were that of a 80 year old woman! She also explained to me that hormone levels for most women peak when they are in their 20’s and then decline thereafter.”
Misty decided to move forward with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with Dr. Quatro. “I was feeling better and had much more energy within 2 months. Dr. Quatro continued to adjust my hormone dosage until I was at optimal levels for me. She really turned my life around,” Misty reflects.
Misty has since referred friends to Dr. Quatro.
“There isn’t a cookie cutter treatment plan with Dr. Quatro, she understands and emphasizes that each person is a little different. I appreciated how my treatment was individualized and specific for me.”