Since I had my miscarriage a few months ago now, I have noticed that my hormones are not at the same balanced level they were at before. I had expected there to be some hormonal “restructuring” and it has been interesting to have those old symptoms re-appear. I thought I would share these symptoms, as it might help you to recognize which of the symptoms you are experiencing are hormone related.
1. The need to pee
This is one of the strangest ones but when I get up in the morning, this urgency is huge! I cannot wait and if I do, I get pain. I also find that I have incontinence again – a slip, when I sneeze :) and those “urgent” wee messages, when there is very little there. I managed to get rid of this symptom before the miscarriage and reckon it is hormone related.
2. Feeling of overwhelm and that endless mind
I actually looked this one up and discovered that it is definitely a hormone related symptom – yipeee! It is far easier to blame hormones! I have a great descriptor for this one: “Tickety, tickety” – it describes an endless thinking mind and one that tends to go around in circles. The same thoughts about the same things and never letting go or just putting it on a list and seeing it as DONE. Rethinking, overanalysing and never quite feeling in control. I found this went away on a major level while I was pregnant.
3. Sore breasts
The little guys feel all swollen and sore again and it is still a few days before my period is due. Sensitive to the touch and really don’t like running! :)
4. Inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
I wouldn’t have picked this one as hormone related but it kinda makes sense, since it is hormones that encourage sleep. I have had the severe kind of tossing and turning I remember from when I was a teenager. Starring up at the ceiling, trying to talk myself to sleep and all sorts but that endless “tickety, tickety” and somehow never feeling quite comfortable.
5. Just feeling more tired and energy drained
This could of course be a reflection of the inability to sleep symptom but I have found, even when I have slept for over 8hrs, I still feel tired and the thought of walking or doing any kind of exercise seems to exhaust me. – and that is just the thought :) I have managed to still include my walk each day but it takes heaps of motivation compared to before.
So I hope you recognize some of these symptoms within yourself and can feel okay about them just being hormones. To rectify the hormone imbalance, I am getting back on the Maca, which is what worked wonders for me in the past. I am going to take it for 6months, in a smoothie or as tablets and alter the days and times that I take it, which is when it is most effective.
If you have these symptoms and want to get your hormones on a more even scale, you could try Maca or progesterone cream on a short term basis, just to alleviate these symptoms and work on the digestive system and liver at the same time. The liver and digestive system will ensure your hormone balance will remain on a more balanced scale on a long-term basis. I am going to be doing heaps of digestive cleansing over the next few months and will share those with you as I go.
The good news is that these symptoms can go away with the just natural hormone supplements/creams and that you don’t have to just live with them. Have you noticed any symptoms that you had before that you no longer have, which you believe are hormone related? What methods have you found beneficial in alleviating hormone related symptoms? Would love to hear your thoughts.