Hormonal Imbalances

This Is What Happens When You Suffer From Hormonal Imbalances

Hormonal imbalances not only trigger fat storage and weight gain (and WHERE you store it…), they also cause many other nasty symptoms like PMS, acne, painful breasts, migraines, cellulite, loss of libido, a disrupted monthly cycle, menopausal issues, and burn-outs.

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What Are Hormones Exactly?

Hormones function as messengers between body systems to regulate your physiology and behavior, such as digestion, metabolism, respiration, tissue function, sleep, stress, growth, movement, reproduction, and mood.

Hormones then tell your body whether you are hungry, sleepy, stressed or getting a little “frisky”. And it works both ways: hormones also tell you when to stop eating, when you need to wake up, when you need to calm down or when you’re not feeling so sexy.

You’re probably familiar with the sex hormones: oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. But there are many other hormones too, such as insulin, growth hormone, leptin, cortisol, and melatonin. For the sake of clarity, we’ll just focus on the sex hormones in this article.

Sex hormones control some of the most influential processes in the body such as pregnancy, puberty, regulating your cycle (men have a monthly cycle too!), menopause, hair growth, skin complexion and so on.

Unfortunately, they also play quite the part when it comes to fat storage and muscle loss.

Your imbalance determines your fat storage and muscle loss

 

And just to be clear; women have ‘male’ hormones’ and men have ‘female’ hormones too:

Oestrogen
  • Primary female hormone
  • Regulates reproductive system
  • Stimulates fertility & libido
  • Develops female characteristics: breasts, hips and bottom
Progesterone
  • Regulates cycle, menstruation and pregnancy
  • Key factor in production of other sex and stress hormones
  • Improves sleeping quality
Testosterone
  • Primary male hormone
  • Responsible for fat gain
  • Stimulates muscle growth
  • Stimulates body hair & sexual desire

The tricky part? These hormones can function differently in certain areas of the body. They can complement each other or function as opposites. And this is exactly the reason why it’s so important they are present in the right ratio: for an optimal and healthy hormone balance.

 

The Signs & Symptoms Of Hormonal Imbalances

There’s more than one way your hormonal system can be unbalanced, and each imbalance comes with its own signs and symptoms. Oestrogen dominance and low testosterone levels are the most common.
 

The Signs & Symptoms Of Oestrogen Dominance

External Bodily Symptoms:
  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Increased body hair
  • Increased facial hair
  • Thinning skin
  • Thinning hair
  • Brittle hair/nails
  • Belly Fat
  • Puffy Eyes
Internal Bodily Symptoms:
  • Night sweats
  • Water retention
  • Tingling hands/feet
  • Decreased energy
  • Hot flashes
  • Sugar/carb cravings
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Incontinence
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes
  • Heavy menstruation
  • Tense breasts
  • Cysts in ovaries/breasts
  • PMS
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Low libido
  • Stiffness
  • Inflamed joints
Psychological Symptoms:
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Concentration problems
  • Depressed mood
  • Mood Swings
  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Excessive worrying
  • Less energized

Do you recognise 2-3 symptoms from each list? Then chances are high you’re dealing with an oestrogen dominance.

Extra risk factors, if you’ve got a history of:
  • Smoking
  • Taking hormonal anti-conception
  • Polycystic ovaries/breasts
  • Breast cancer
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Weight loss problems

 

The Signs & Symptoms Of Low Testosterone Levels

Physical
  • Pale Face
  • Muscle Mass Loss
  • Infirm Skin
  • Dry Eyes
  • Fat Gain in Abdomen
  • Fat Gain on Chest
  • Inability To Built Muscle
  • Hair Loss
  • Infertility
  • Difficulties Achieving Orgasm
  • Decreased Strength
  • Decrease In Bone Mass
  • Men: Female-Like Features
  • Men: Erective Problems
Psychological
  • Low Libido

  • Depressive Feelings

  • Fatigue/Lack of Energy
  • Confusion
  • 
Irritability/Mood Changes
  • Sleeping Problems
  • 
Feeling Stressed

 

Why Do I Suffer From Hormonal Imbalances?

The reasons for hormonal imbalances are pretty unfair. You’ve probably had a huge influence on this yourself, without even knowing you were doing something wrong! On top of that, there are external factors over which you’ve got virtually no control.

The signals measured by the nervous system that are informing your hormones? They’ve become heavily strained in today’s world. We haven’t adapted to our relatively new and ‘unnatural’ lifestyle filled with chronic stress, processed foods, chemical exposure, long sedentary hours and artificial light. Evolution doesn’t work that fast.
 

1. Under-eating & Over-excercising

A diet that ignores your hormones is not a diet. Period!

Too much, too little or doing the wrong exercise, as well as yoyo-, crash- and fad-dieting, are one-way tickets to hormonal imbalances.

Your diet and exercise routine should work with your hormones, not against them. The right nutrition and lifestyle habits can actually restore balance in your hormone system!

Unfortunately, 99% of the diet and exercise routines out there does exactly the opposite throwing your body off-balance, making you gain weight and lose muscle mass.
 

2. Wrong Foods

Foods have a major impact on your hormone balance. Unfortuntaly, many hormone-unbalancing food trends have slipped into our diets over the years, that drive our hormones crazy:

  • Too little fatty acids
  • Too little fibre
  • Too much carbohydrates
  • Too much soy
  • Too much beer
  • Too much unhealthy fats
  • Too much processed foods
  • Too much sugar

 


 

3. Stress

Physical and mental stress also disrupt your hormones. Chronic stress is so powerful that it can even be the only source of hormonal imbalance. How does that work?

Once your body gets into a state of chronic stress, your body starts using up your progesterone and transforms it into cortisol, the stress hormone. Your stress-system is literally “stealing” from your sex hormone system, throwing off your healthy oestrogen-progesterone ratio.

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4. Toxins

Alcohol, chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins enter our bodies not only through what we eat and drink but also through environmental pollution and medication. Toxins burden your liver, and too much of it results in a liver overload.

The liver is the most important organ to break down excess oestrogen and get it out of your system. A liver that’s too polluted and burdened dealing with toxicity, therefore, results in high levels of oestrogen, again disrupting your hormonal balance.
 

5. Too High Body Fat Percentage

The enzyme aromatase found in fat tissue converts testosterone into oestrogen. That means that too much body fat results in a low testosterone-high oestrogen ratio. Sadly, you need testosterone to gain muscle and burn fat, making it increasingly difficult to keep your body in shape.

Excess fat results in oestrogen dominance. But the vicious circle doesn’t stop there! Oestrogen dominance also increases the amount of body fat. How does that work?

Oestrogen and insulin interact. Insulin is needed to get the glucose from your blood into your cells. Oestrogen causes fluctuations in your blood sugar level and upsets your insulin-factory (the pancreas). An out-of-control insulin production makes your cells less insulin-sensitive.

When this happens, the sugar in your blood can’t enter your cells and use it as fuel anymore; forcing your body to store sugar as fat instead.

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6. Ageing

Ageing also impacts your hormone levels. While we do add beauty and wisdom with our years, our hormones don’t always play along nicely.

Men

When men age their testosterone levels decline. The problem is that oestrogen in men decreases at a slower pace, causing an uneven ratio: too much oestrogen compared to little testosterone.

Strength training is your best friend when trying to boost testosterone! Magnesium is also a true testosterone booster. So make sure to eat plenty of dark leafy greens (spinach, swiss chard, kale, watercress and collard greens), pumpkin seeds, fish (mackerel, pollock, turbot and tuna are excellent!), avocado, unroasted nuts (Brasil, almonds, cashews, pecans and walnuts), bananas, and dark chocolate.

Women

When women age, both oestrogen and progesterone will decline. Unfortunately, progesterone levels often drop at a faster rate than oestrogen and can even get to zero. Oestrogen doesn’t decrease as quickly as progesterone and this difference cause hormone imbalances, resulting in an oestrogen dominance (menopause) once again.

Add the other modern lifestyle factors such as chronic stress, toxins and a wrong diet and you’ve got the perfect formula for hormones-gone-wild and hormonal imbalances. It also explains why more and more women experience menopausal complaints already at a relatively young age.
 

7. Other Influences

Our environment almost overdoses us with non-bodily hormones that mimic the natural ones in our bodies while forcing our bodies to treat them the same. These strangers behave ‘biodentically’ and have a hormonal effect on us even though they differ chemically from the hormones that our bodies produce internally.

A few examples:

  • Phytoestrogens are substances similar to oestrogens found in many edible plants. Usually, they don’t pose a threat to our hormonal balance. Soy products and beer are an exception because they contain such a high level of phytoestrogens that they throw off your oestrogen balance.
  • Synthetic xenoestrogens imitate oestrogen and are widely used industrial chemical compounds such as pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, plastics, and preservatives in cosmetics (e.g. parabens). They also creep into our lives in the form of processed foods, anti-conception and even through plastic water bottles!
  • Synthetic testosterone/progesterone/oestrogen is often used for hormonal replacement therapy and anti-conception. This often leads to even bigger imbalances, and can throw off your natural cycle badly.

 
We eat, drink and breathe hormones all the time. Avoiding all of them is impossible, so it’s crucial to give your body the best tools it needs to keep your hormones balanced!

 

The Path Towards A Healthy Hormone Balance

It’s unfortunate that hormonal imbalances are often ‘treated’ with hormonal replacement therapy. It’s not uncommon for doctors to prescribe anti-conceptive pills or other synthetic hormones to treat your symptoms.

By now you know that this does NOT solve the underlying problem. A lot of symptoms caused by hormones can be fixed naturally by addressing diet and lifestyle first, before turning to medicine.

Do you think hormonal imbalances are causing your weight gain and other health problems? Eat the right nutrients and adopt the best lifestyle habits to fix your hormones and feel good again with The Personal Body Reset.
 
 
Tell me, beautiful. Are you suffering from hormonal imbalances? What are you doing to restore peace in your body?

We’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Your message might be that one thing someone really needs to hear today. We often go through the same thoughts and struggles without even knowing it.

Also, when you know someone who’d love this, why not forward it to them right now?

So grateful to have you with us, love!
Stay on your health game and keep going for your dreams. x

 

Resources:

Frisch, R. .E. (1987). Body fat, menarche, fitness and fertility. Oxford Journals, 2(6), 521-533.
Moorman, R & Havenith, B. (2015). Hormoonbalans voor vrouwen. Nederland: Moorman BV.
Neave, N. (2008). Hormones and Behaviour: A Psychological Approach. Newcastle: Northumbria University.
Power, M. .L & Schulkin, J. (2008). Sex differences in fat storage, fat metabolism, and the health risks from obesity: possible evolutionary origins. British Journal of Nutrition, 99(5), 931-40.

178 Responses to This Is What Happens When You Suffer From Hormonal Imbalances

  1. My husband has suffered from depression every Spring/Summer for the past 5 years. His first symptom is that he gets extremely hot and his body overheats. His mood then very quickly changes and he suffers anxiety and extreme sadness. This can usually last for about 3 months
    Do you think there is a problem with his hypothalamus?
    He has seen his GP and he has been taking the drug Citalapran. He has also been taking drugs for high blood pressure.
    Do you think there is a correlation between any of the above factors and do you think he should see an endocrinologist to test whether there is a hormonal imbalance.
    I would welcome any advice or information.
    Many thanks

    • I thought I was the only one, I have the same problem every spring/summer. it’s an awful feeling and such a battle. Have you guys found anything to help?

      • Try light therapy. Did wonders for a colleague of mine, he had some sort of seasonal disorder.

    • I have hormones imbalance been to four different doctors none would do the blood work required to balance out or give you the right meds.was able to get better after seeing a private doctor of hormonal replacement.this is a disgrace to the medical field specially at times that you think that you are going to lose your mind.

      • Hormonal displacement is NOT the way to go. Only a lifestyle change is. The body needs to heal without outside chemicals.

    • Please can you send me the email that you sent to Holly . I am in the same situation as Holly . I would love to hear your feeedback.
      Many Thanks
      K

  2. Hello,
    First off, thanks for this article. That part at the end made me tear up, I’m sort of having a bad moment. I ran across this because I searched google “if my hormones are imbalanced will it age me” long story short.. family history of endometriosis and hormone issues related to diet. . I follow a strict lifestyle of no meat, absolutely no preservatives, I go back and forth with allowing fish and dairy into my life when I’m feeling particularly gaunt.. I drink water or plain almond milk. I basically avoid refined sugars or anything processed at all. Anyway, my Ob/gyn who specializes in fertility and hormones started me on this charting thing to track my cycles and ovulation in order to begin me on a regimen of the “bio-identical” hormones. After doing a hormone panel at peak+3,5,7,9 he saw that my estrogen and progesterone dropped very low, so he prescribed estradiol and progesterone. I ended up refusing to take these because I don’t like to mess with my natural chemistry and I’m so anti- anything unnatural. But tonight looking at my face which seems to be aging, my disrupted sleep pattern and some minor depression.. I thought, could these pills help? Am I doing myself a disservice by NOT taking them? Most importantly at that moment, is it AGING me not to take them? Lol. Silly I know. If you could offer some advice I would heed it after reading what you’ve said. Thanks and thanks again, 🙂

    • Hi holly and everyone. I am also suffer this problem from 3years like holly I can’t explain my problem but my problem same like holly issue please help me advise me some natural….

    • Hi,
      I totally understand what you are going through. Ive had irregular periods for 2 years and i also have endometriosis and hormone issues
      i was taking meds for a 21 day cycle and it worsened i felt not in control of my body. I was very depressed and my life turned around with all these mixed emotions. in the end i gave it all up and researched on natural medicines. its been 2 weeks and my bleeding stopped and i fell as fit as a fiddle.
      This is what i recommend:
      Vitex,Ashwanghanda, super green powders,iron suppliments,Guarana and B6
      its a miracle. Hope it works for you too.
      all available from a natural food store.

      • That’s a good mix of supplements for those complaints, however eventually it should be a lifestyle fix not a supplement fix only.

    • I have the same problems and they are telling me I have mental problems like bipolar or some other form psychotic disorder!

      • Me too! What begins with trusting issues with my boyfriend (which I totally know where they come from but even so I’m not able to go around and solve it), then easily goes to almost psychotic thoughts/episodes, then I think is PMS, then I’m treated as slightly lunatic again by my boyfriend.

        I also been feeling quit lost in how to procede, my doctor says I just need to calm down and maybe exercise/change job… But I know I’m not crazy.

        Sometimes it just hummm as full moon and werewolves..

      • Also my skin is going crazy between pitiriase versicolor and something else, I know hormones sometimes just kick in and uuuffff

      • Oh goodness me too! They want to put me on all sorts of pills, but deep down i know thats just a bandaid. Im not crazy and i know myslef enough to realize; this is NOT me! Crazy to see how many people are also struggling with being called crazy by yourself and others when really we just need a little help and to make some changes!

      • I also have he same problems i cannot control my thoughts even when part lf my mind knows its not right. And almost every month, 2weeks before my period starts the situation worsened

  3. I have been suffering extreme weight loss, nausea, mood swings, crying spells, fatigue, concentration problems, appetite loss, loss of interest in daily things, severe anxiety and panic attacks. Is this a hormonal imbalance?

  4. Hi I have been suffering with skin allergies/ rashes and have noiticed they become worst when I’m due for my period, then they disappear when my period has stopped? I am currently pregnant and the rash has got worst and hasn’t gone away? Iim thinking it has something to do with my hormones?? can I do anything safely to help while I’m pregnant and balance out my hormones?
    Any help would be much appreciated 🙂

  5. Hi… For a while now I’ve been reading about the effects of hormonal imbalance in the physical appearance or physique in general… What I’m really concerned about is my broad shoulder which come off too manly and instead of the feminine shape like a normal girl would have…I ofen get insecure because I cannot wear the clothes I want because my shape seem to be too masculine for the attire (as it appears as an inverted triangle rather than an hour glass)… and just recently I checked with my doctor about my irregular menstruation to where she said that I’m having imbalances in my hormones… having too much estrogen than progesterone… Is it possible that my masculine appearance could be attributed to the said hormonal imbalance???…. and could it be addressed by intake of pills???

    • My shoulder have gotten bulky too and since im short height it makes me very consious. And since last 8/9 months i can only wear something that covers my arms, shoulders as i feel my arms got bigger too. Pls help me also please

  6. Hi Rina, we know exactly what your problem is and will send you an email to give you the details + solution (without any pills).

  7. Since I had a total thyroidectomy almost a yr ago my libido and breast have been dropping like crazy, I’m having night sweats, anxiety, puffy eyes, stress, confusion, lack of sleep, lack of energy, major hair loss, I’m getting very irritable very fast, depressed and worry a lot over nothing. I think its a hormonal issue because I never had the majority of these problems in my life till after the TT especially the the first ones, no libido and no breasts, could this be a hormonal issue/problem or am I losing it???

  8. Hello! Just thought I’d see what you think about my situation. 3 years ago when I turned 45, I started having menopause symptoms. Found out I had hypothyroid and all my hormones but estrogen were low. I started taking thyroid meds and prometrium 100mg (natural progesterone). I gained 6 pounds the first two weeks! I have been the same weight my whole life before this (115lbs). Since then, I have gained another 15 pounds! No change in diet. I just got my hormones tested last month and now ALL my hormones are at the bottom. I quit taking my progesterone a month and a half ago to see if the weight would start to go away. So far nothing. Two weeks ago, I started taking a new thyroid med, estridiol gel and cut way back on my progesterone to 20-30mg a day. I stopped gaining weight, but how am I going to lose this extra 20 pounds?? I thought progesterone was supposed to help you lose weight? I am super depressed about it. Even if I eat 1000 calories a day and exercise, I can’t lose a pound. It’s going on 3 years of trying to lose this!

  9. Hi , I am 47 and I look like I am 57. I eat semi healthy and drink lots of water. I know work doesn’t help and getting up early to perform PSW for the elderly makes me depressed. I work with horses and I also have a mare that is hormonal like myself. Why are we gaining weight and graying.

    • Hi,my name is Kimberly and I’m 17. My periods come too often. Like twice in one month and it goes on longer than 5-7 days, i will really love to know if I’ll be okay.

  10. Hi Suzanna, We just looked at your quiz result and think we see what’s causing your problems. We’ll send you an email soon. Gaining weight & graying has its causes and is NOT necessary and can be reversed.

  11. I am a fairly healthy 22 year old female and I recently got bacterial vaginosis, however I am not sexually active. The fact that there’s no known cause to this vaginal ph imbalance has made my head spin. I was looking deeper into my sleeping habits and I have pretty out of whack sleeping patterns. I sleep at unreasonable hours and usually skimp on hours. Does this cause hormonal imbalances which in result has disrupted my vaginal ph?Or perhaps it’s stress which impairs immune function? I am pretty desperate to know why I would have gotten a bacterial infection. Thanks!

  12. day, I am at my 30s few years I suffer from delay Mestration but now God has restore me and for the past few months my circle is normal but I am loosing weight and getting thinner,i notice that if I take some appetizers drug or blood tonic I eat much and gain weight and my menstrual cycle stop but if I stop taking appetizers multivitamin tonic my menstrual cycle would be normal,please help me’ now that my circle are normal I am loosing weight and getting thinner.am I suffering from hormones imbalance?i am loosing my mind….i would be grateful to hear from you, Godbless

  13. Hi I’m 35 soon to be 36, over the years I have struggled getting pregnant with 7 miscarriages after a natural and no complication s what so ever with my first child Wich Will be 8 this week. This caused a separation,the struggled relationship through the up and down of the homones.i always doughted unbalanced hormones were the cause of all this. My last miscarriage was this last June. My periods are outta wack with lots of spotting in between.im a pretty stressed person in general and I’m sure this doesn’t help. My sleep is often disrupted and lately for the past 4 months, I feel depressed,lack of energy and cry easily. I’m not sure Wich hormones is not right but as u can see something is clearly wrong even if all these years doctors say everything is fine. I need help before I loose it completely. Thanks

  14. Hello! I’m 43 years old.i have an 8yr history with hormonal imbalance.it started with me getting periods every 15days. When I went to the doctor she said I had a cyst in my ovary. Over the years it just kept getting from bad to worse with me getting periods within 15 days to now when I don’t get a period for 3-6months..! Two years ago my doctor decided to put a marena for me and soon after that I started to put on weight and had a total loss of libido. I got it removed after 4 months. So now I have weight that I gained since the marena which is around my belly and mentally I feel like I’m going crazy most of the time! Very extreme emotions of sadness,depression etc
    seems like I still have cysts in my ovaries and I refuse to take HRT or any invasive procedure. So that’s the story..

  15. Thank you for this article I have been searching for an answer I am 28 and need help trying to figure out why my OBGYN put me on Metformin because my cycle was too long,had acne,and some facial hair, I do have my tubes tied and is wondering if this is the cause or if it’s my diet but in the future I’m going to untie my tubes and try for another baby, is there any other options besides pills

  16. In summers, my body heats up a lot , always feel exhausted, no energy , always feel lethargic, flushed skin , skin tone becomes gey, skin becomes more sensitive, mood swings, always feel depressed, excessive heart pulpatation, can’t control my nerves . what is this, harmonal imbalance? My age is 27 years

  17. I just finished the test and the highest was insulin at 31%. I find it surprising that the thyroid was also a low percentage as I have hypo thyroidism – my rt3 or RT4 can’t convert. Also my testosterone is tanked and estrogen really high yet your test showed it lower than 30%. I’m very confused .

  18. I would love for you guys to email me and give me some advice! I’ve been on the birth control Lo Loestrin Fe now for about 5 years. After a year of taking this I quit having a period altogether. I haven’t had a period in 4 years!! My OBGYN says its normal on this birth control, but it kind of freaks me out. Also I have been miserable with anxiety, mood swings, and depression over the last few years. I just wonder if this birth control has something to do with it all. I want to know what I would feel like if I quit taking it but it scares me, I also really don’t want to get pregnant right now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

  19. Great article! I had no idea that magnesium boosts testosterone. I take it regularly at night for its calming effects and since I’m also low on T that’s great news.

    Just make sure to balance your magnesium intake with some bioavailable calcium!

    Keep up the good work!

  20. Helo I have a same problem with Rita – what she said

    For a while now I’ve been reading about the effects of hormonal imbalance in the physical appearance or physique in general… What I’m really concerned about is my broad shoulder which come off too manly and instead of the feminine shape like a normal girl would have…I ofen get insecure because I cannot wear the clothes I want because my shape seem to be too masculine for the attire (as it appears as an inverted triangle rather than an hour glass)… and just recently I checked with my doctor about my irregular menstruation to where she said that I’m having imbalances in my hormones… having too much estrogen than progesterone… Is it possible that my masculine appearance could be attributed to the said hormonal imbalance???…. and could it be addressed by intake of pills???

  21. Hello,thanks a lot for such an amazing knowledge. I suffer from an irregular period with the longest cycle and I’ve got a broad chest and belly fat and stomach bloating too. My moods swing so easily and sometimes, crying isn’t so difficult for me. Could it be as a result of hormonal imbalances? If so how do i handle them naturally? Please help me for i really want to have children of my own.

  22. I am so glad I have found this website. I think my hormones have been a bit off since college (10 years ago) but I started with a bad depression about 6-7 years ago then after I had my first child (3 years ago) everything changed. I started to get stiff while I was pregnant towards the end. After I had him I couldn’t focus and felt foggy. I continued with stiffness, night sweats, irritability, moodiness, depression, and basically all of the symtoms of estrogen dominance. After my second child the concentration and memory got a lot worse. I have been seeing holistic doctors for about 3 years now and they go back and forth with chronic infections. All of my symtoms get worse around my cycle so I felt it had to be hormonal. I finally got a hormone test and all of them were generally low, but progesterone was really low and estrogen on the low side of normal. Pregnenolone was virtually absent. My cortisol was low as well. My three biggest symptoms are depression/anxiety, brain fog/ADD symptoms, and blood sugar imbalance. Oh and I have acne at 30 like I’m 15 again 🙁 I feel like I have tried quite a few detoxes and resets but I can’t eat the way I’m supposed to because I feel shaky and jittery the whole time, which then throws my mood off. Can a reproductive endocrinologist help with this? I am willing to try anything lifestyle and diet, but I’m hesitant because I feel like nothing has worked yet. Anyone in a similar boat? Thanks

  23. hi guys im 28yrs old and i have 2 girls 13 nd 10 about 8yrs ago my husband nd i decided to try for another bby we tried nd tried n tried nd tried nothng happened so i went to the doctor and explaw to him that after my 2child was born i went on the depo shot but only took it 2 times nd we are ttc but nothing is happening i went for tests n scans nd there was nothing wrong nd he said not to stress everything is fine then a 2 yrs pass by then i start to get irregular periods and heavy bleeding it was painful nd i was tiered all the time then went back to same doc nd did more tests n scans he said everything is fine nd i must stop stressing everything is in my head few yrs after that i had a d&c they found sumthing that was sticking to my womb wall scrapped it of nd sent for testing nd they said its not harmful or be the reason why i cnt fall pregnant then my i got my period for 3 months non stop bleeding heavy nasty big clots coming out then wnt to a gynaecologist he took scans n dis tests nd said my womb is attached to the fat inside my stomach did an operation he said try again we did nothing happened went back to my doc did tests coz im starting to grow a beard nd gaining weight we did tests he talk about hormones i got more male hormones than female then i asked what can i do to fix it he put me on metforman(im pre diabetic) nd gave me claira birth control pills the pills worked but he keeps taking me off it im 115kg now nd i was 87 when i started can u please help or give me advice

  24. I am 40 and my breast is bringing out water and getting tender, my menstruation not regular, gaining weight especially in my abdomen and finding it difficult to shed it, i sweat a lot, please what can you prescribe to help me. Thanks

  25. Was on birth control pills pretty much for 20 years. When I got off of them within about 6 months I gained weight, lost all my muscle, developed bloating and GI issues, have the inability to lose weight, swelling of face and hands and feet intermittently, constipation, hot flashes and I go months without a period!
    Was recently placed on low dose BHT-Estrogen, prog, and testosterone. I eat dairy free, gluten free and organic and nothing has helped!
    Please help me!

  26. Hello! I get very bad pms before my menstrual cycle and it’s basically unbearable. From what I’ve read so far it seems I am oestrogen dominant? How can I fix this problem? I’m sooooooo over it!

  27. I am so tired it’s awful. I am in a stressful situation and I am cold a lot also. I use low dose vaginal progesterone and half a mg. of divigel, I work out and my cortisol is high I think. I try increasing progesterone but get tired on it. Now my breasts are bigger and I am bloated all over. My doctor doesn’t help. I think I have high and low cortisol and I feel like I will never recover from this, help!

  28. I have so many of the issues listed. I really want to stop taking my birth control pills. They are combination pills, with a decently high amount of estrogen. The problem is, the last time I tried to quit taking them was three years ago. And that time was hell. 2 months after I stopped I had massive migraines almost daily. They only went away when I started pills back up. I never had migraines at all before that. Now I still get them here and there. I may quit again anyway since I still get migraines.

  29. Firstly thanks for this article
    My wieght is 41 ,age 19 & height is 5’4.5 feet
    I feel that i am underweight
    Moreover i have hair on my face ,neck & stomach as well
    From last 6 months i am not having normal periods
    Normally every month when i have my period they last in a day or two
    Moreover in those 7 days (every month) i feel under stress as well
    I am really worried abt it
    Tell me am i having harmonal imbakance or not??and can it result in pregnancy issues in future as wll?

    • Hi Reeda, we suspect that you suffer from testosterone dominance, we see that a lot with women from India and Pakistan with your issues and yes that may result in pregnancy issues.

  30. Hi,i Can’t Calculate My Cycle.Sometimes Its 21days,35days,52days,27days,even Twice In A Month.I Don’t Even Know My Ovulation &its Hard For Me To Get Pregnant.Pls Is This Hormonal Imbalance?

  31. In feb 2016 i gave birth to 2nd child. After that 4 mnthS my cycle is regular but having heavy flow and lasts for almost 10 days.first 3 to 4 days ligbter den 2 to 3 days heavier and 2 to 3 days lighter. Till now i m facing the same. I have also put on pounds. This mnth also my periods come on tym but very light and today is 8th day i m bleeding lighter till now.

  32. i have hormonal imbalance too.. i am now suffering on acne problem because almost 5 mos since i have not yet menstrual period. what pills is the best for me?

  33. Could hormonal imbalance cause lightheaded sensation and feeling faint? I’ve been checked out for every other possible cause, but nothing comes back with an answer. My neck and shoulders feel sore and the back of head feels heavy. Had MRI’S, CT scans, all negative. Starting to think its something with the natural chemicals. Suggestions appreciated.

    • It’s hard to tell, but it sounds like chronic inflammation can be the main cause. So a program and diet program with NON inflammatories could benefit you greatly. I will send you a personal email tomorrow.

  34. I am even suffering from tremendous hairloss since last few months,,tiny bumps on forehead and weight gain too…..tiny bumps and hairloss is incvreasing day by day…i have lost almost 3/4th of my hairs…my face looks so uneven…help me out plz

  35. Hi – interesting read, thank you.
    I’m struggling with my moods and weight (weight fluctuates a lot) and this seems worse after laparoscopic surgery for endo a couple of months ago. I had a Mirena inserted, but had it removed a couple of weeks after as the side effects were awful. I’ve had horrible pmt for the past 5+years (had endo surgery 20 yrs ago too, and was ok for 10-15yrs) now I seem to get PMT during the middle of my cycle, which has always been fairly regular and not too heavy, but lasts a full 7 days. And also the week before my period. I’d hoped the latest round of surgery, and unsuccessful Mirena, would change things! I take 1-2000mgs of Vit C, SAMe and 5htp daily. Any suggestions on what may help balance me out? I’ve used natural progesterone cream in the past, which did help a bit. Thanks in advance.

  36. Hi,am 21 i have abnormal period some time i get it in 2 weeks some times in 3,i have tired to use birth control pill but after i used it for 3 month i stoped,while i was on the pill everything is right no pain no abnormality nor acne.but right after i stoped using it i got this big painfull bumps that literally mess up my face.it’s been 2 month since i stoped using birth control pill and now am trying to work out and stable my hormones naturally but to be honest it hasn’t been goin well for me.my breats hurts so much i have black marks on my face am usually dipressed and dont want to leave home,since i knew about my unbalanced hormones i didn’t almost everything i can but its not effective as it’s written in every book or online pages I’ve read,can u tell me what i should do to balance my hormones? Please help me

  37. Hi, I am suffering from hormonal imbalance and my periods are irregular. My doctor advice me two tablets one is a contraceptive(I’m 21 by the way) and he told me I should excersie. But the thing is I get so sad that I just want to cry out loud for hours, I feel so depressed and I get angry or irritated at people around me.Also my lower back hurts a lot everyday.I have acne, hair fall, migraine sometimes, stomach aches everyday, I have gained weight,I go through most of the symptoms listed above. I just don’t know what to do. And the worse thing is I feel as if none understand me or nobody cares what I’m going through. You think I have cysts? Or something bad is wrong with me? Is there a possibility?
    thank you.

  38. Hi my name is Lorraine i am seeing a naturopath for weight loss because i am finding extremely difficult to loss weight. I have done a saliva test and it came back that my oestrogen levels are at 55 and my progesterone is low testosterone is low cortisol goes the opposite way it increases at night. Im taking o clear calcium d glucarate but it not decreasing.

  39. Hey, thank you for this inspiring article. I am 21 years old and am not. i have been experiencing some problem . firstly,I have low libido,No sexual desire totally,sores on my vagina, sores on the nipples of my breats please advice

  40. I am almost desperate for answers. I’ve been on Junel Fe birth control now for 4 years after I had a cyst rupture and they found a small amount of endometriosis. I use to take Buspar for anxiety and it helped me SO much. Well I would feel better, stop taking it on and off and then 6 months ago, my anxiety was SO bad that it put me into a depressive state, which I’ve never felt. Ever since July, my anxiety comes about 2 weeks before me period and it’s super unbearable. No appetite, sleeping too much, no desire to leave my house, just awful. I told my gyno that I wanted off birth control and she said she doesn’t think my birth control has anything to do with it. Before birth control, I always had regular cycles every 28 days but would be super heavy the first 2 days. Since all this anxiety started, I was having crazy thoughts that there’s something wrong with me. I thought I had ovarian cancer and had an ultra sound but turned out to be an ovulating cyst. That’s why I think it’s weird because birth control is suppose to stop ovulation, but why am I? I don’t know what to do. I’m thinking about seeing an endocrinologist but i don’t know if that would help me get some answers.

  41. Hi I have been taking oral prog and T cream now for 9 months and I still have anxiety, sleep issues , sweating at night. I had a partial hyste and last March was thoroughly tested and told my Prog was low and T which was causing all my symptoms. I had been basically non functional before that with depression and anxiety. The thing is I am not like I was but still struggling and don’t feel myself. They have adjusted my hormones down and now back up several times and it’s not helping. I still have the symptoms just not the horrible dep. I also have some issues with my hands going numb at tines and tingling and weird body sensations like burning skin feeling almost and chest pressure. Could this be bc I do have adrenal fatigue or maybe I just on to much of the hormones?.if it is adrenal like to hi cortisol how can that be fixed ? Would that have caused my awful depression and anxiety in first place and that maybe all.i needed was to address that ? Or maybe do I need both hormones and that to be fixed. HELP I am so confused i don’t know what to think

  42. Help..i been on bhrt since April, take oral prog and T cream and I still don’t feel good. Could I be getting to much or is it because I nay also have hi cortisol and if I so how can I fix that? How is this tested ? I have sleep issues, sweating at night, hi anxiety and feelings in body like almost burning sensation and hands tingling and going numb at times. I started the bhrt bc I was tested thoroughly and told I was low in both prog and T. I had partial hyster so They say my hormones not working right now. Before I got tested i was almost non functional with anxiety and depression and altho the dep is better I still have all.these symptoms. What can or should I do ? My drs just keep changing doses on me. I think maybe too high again. But on all doses I have still struggled with same symptoms. If I have hi cortisol or adrenal issues and that was fixed would I not need the hormones?? Or would need to have both? Can hi cortisol or adrenal issues cause you to become that mentally bad off like I was before? Or could it be both issues .

  43. I just now discovered I’ve increased estrogen after reading this article. I’ve belly fat. I’m stresseed, depressed and acne. Both physical and mental issue persist. Thank you for the article. Look forward to hearing from you.

  44. Hi. I’m seeing comments bout people gaining a few pounds from hormone imbalance and having trouble getting it off. I wish that was my problem. I literally gained 60 lbs in 60 days. I went from 125 to 185 in 2 months. I was having and still do horrific hot flashes sudden anxiety depression sluggish brain I can’t sleep . Well I sleep then awaken a few hours later so uncomfortable burning up on the inside I can’t get to a good internal temp and I’m up that’s it. I’m exhausted. I was told I was borderline hypo and was put on Synthroid at 88 mg it did nothing so I doubled it but it made me have headaches so I cut back to 132 and it still is t doing any good . Docs put me in on birth Control for the hot flashes but your article makes it sound like that was a big mistake! It did help a lot but I still do get them and when I do now ( at least
    Once a day now compared to four times. A day) it lasts quite a while and is exhausting and painful) I’m a disabled vet , my insurance is limited to the VA and they are not helping me. It has taken them two years now to finally be willing to address the weight issues which resulted from the hormonal imbalances as a result perhaps of menopause however as a result of the extreme weight gains the bottom of my lungs collapsed, I have now become diabetic and I have horribly high cholesterol as well as they have found something wrong with my right ventricle in my heart. What I’m saying is .. my body just can’t take this weight. I need help and I needed it yesterday the struggle is real the depression getting out of control and the reason for my disability within the military is because of spinal cord Injuries and 21 ruptured /slipped discs. You read that right I have two left. So yes, my body hurts under the pressure of this weight. I would so appreciate any help you could offer. I have recently gained another ten lbs making it a whopping 70 lb gain and btw I’m on a sugar
    Free diet as of two weeks ago. Thanks for your help.

  45. I had a total hysterectomy at 36. I’m now 40. I was on the patch felt terrible all the time. Started the hormone pellet therapy and felt better. Every time I go for labs my estrogen is high and my testosterone is high. I have noticed increased belly fat, aging skin, cellulite, tired all the time, irritable, etc etc. I don’t know what to do will stopping all the hormones age me faster. I don’t want to be all wrinkled and saggy at 40! Any advice would be great! Thank you.

  46. Hello, my name is jessica. Im 17 years old. I am currently on the nexplanon implant for birth control and ive noticed since ive been on it (almost 3 years) ive had so much anxiety and depression. I was wondering if that was due to the birth control and if i get it taken out would my emotions go back to normal because i never had these issues before. Ive been on so many different websites looking for answers and cant get any. Is there a certain amount of time it takes after the birth control is taken out for my emotions to go back to normal?

  47. I get really weak in the days after my period. My ankles feel like they are being squeezed my upper legs pain me I feel like there is somebody squeezing the side of my head. It’s like I have some kind of fluid retention. The day starts okay and then as the day goes on I just get more and more tired. For the other 2 1/2 weeks in the month I am absolutely fine. I have tried evening primrose Oil and I eat lots of greens. I want to live but during the week after my period I simply don’t have the energy to do it ! Any suggestions I have been to doctors lots of times and they say that there is no physical reason why it is happening and that it is all in my mind. I’m not depressed I’m perfectly happy in the world I want to live but I just can’t And literally have to lie down

  48. Hi,my name is neelam my age 28 I have last 5 year ago suffer in harmonies imbalance I rally need for your help please I don’t know how can I explain my problem because I’m not exactly know about this but I know I’m suffer this problem…. Please help me with some advise without any pills.

  49. Hi,
    Thank you for this article.
    I’m a 52 year old woman. I started to experience unexplained anxiety symptoms in July and was prescribed SSRIs. Unfortunately I had a catastrophic reaction to these which caused damage to my nervous system – severe, continuous panic attacks 24/7, rapid weight loss and no sleep at all for a month, until I stopped them. I’m now left with feelings of panic and dread most evenings and I’m just no longer myself.
    At the same time I was tested for the menopause, but the results seemed very vague and borderline. I have a Mirena fitted, so I can’t really tell where I am in my cycle.
    I have read that because the Mirena delivers progesterone to the uterus only, this can cause the body to stop producing it elsewhere, and actually cause progesterone deficiency. I have also read that blood tests only show an incomplete snapshot reading of hormone levels. However, my gp assumes I have adequate progesterone and low estrogen, and has prescribed estradiol. I’m too scared to take it, as my symptoms seem more akin to estrogen dominance.
    I’m struggling to find answers and help.

  50. My daughter had been on the birth control pills since she was 16 (8 years now) because of cysts in her ovaries. She has had lots of UTIs, about 2 a year since then. 2017 she had 4. The urologist looked closer into it and discovered that they all haven’t been UTIs after all. Most of the cultures came back from the lab as negative. He now saying she has interstitial cystitis. We have notice that most of her bladder flare ups are right before her period. She is in such pain during that time. And I started researching and it seems to me she might have a hormonal imbalance due to the birth control pills. I’m wondering if she gets off the pill if all her problems would go away or would getting off the pill make it worse? I’m thinking the pills has cause her problem? Tell me what you think?

  51. Hi
    I have being experiencing irregular menstruation for a year or years now and it comes out once or twice a day when ever it occurs with pains.
    within some year or months breastmilk started coming out of my breast and I didn’t meet any guy to think of whether am pregnant or not which might leads to dat I have even taking two different medicines prescribed for me by a gynocologist but it still occurring please I need advice from u people thanks.

  52. Hi – so my last six months since going off birth control has been awful. I was on bc for 10 years. Went off in 2015 and immeditaely got pregnant with my son -had no complications at all. Then After nursing for nine months went back on bc while I lost some weight. In August I went off birth control to try to get pregnant again. At first I had terrible perioral dermatitis, followed by hives every month. Then I got pregnant in October had terrible hives with swelling and ultimately miscarried due to not enough progesterone. My hives resolved with the miscarriage. Then again in December I got terrible hives and anaphylaxis- in Er with epi to stop the swelling. I found out I was very early (2-3 weeks) pregnant but immediately miscarried again and my progesterone was really low again – at 7 days preg pos blood test – progesterone.19; 3 days later .21 (hcg 7). I started bleeding almost immediately and miscarriage again. Since then I have not let myself get pregnant again – but each month I get hives (Not as bad) and perioral dermatitis. I’ve seen functional doctors and my inflammation is terrible – my progesterone at 7 days post ovulation was under .5. My testosterone was also low. And my estrogen is also low – and estridol and estrone ratio is backwards. I may also have PCOS. I have Hashimotos hypothyroidism. I suffer from terrible periods,spotting, pain, headaches and consfipation. I feel that my low hormones are the root of all my problems but don’t know how to fix it. Do you have any suggestions or ideas of what else I could do or what is happening to me?

  53. Hi my name is Sindy, i am 30 yrs old. I have been suffering woth estrogen dominance for over a year now. I took the depo provera shot last year Jan 2017 and only one shot and it changed my life. I am always tired, my body aches and have this dizziness around the time of my periods every month. This is annoying and disturbing my daily life now please help what can i do. I have done test and my Progesterone levels are very low.

  54. Hello!!
    From last two months i did not get my periods. i have a healthy diet and do mild exercises and is fitness freak, but still why i am facing this issue?
    I visited my doctor she told to add healthy diet, and gave me estrogen tablets.
    Any suggestions from your side??

    • Hi Zeba … estrogen tablets. That will perhaps fight a symptom but not its cause, please come to our chat box on our site for free advice.

  55. I have similar problem with Rina

    Hi… For a while now I’ve been reading about the effects of hormonal imbalance in the physical appearance or physique in general… What I’m really concerned about is my broad shoulder which come off too manly and instead of the feminine shape like a normal girl would have…I ofen get insecure because I cannot wear the clothes I want because my shape seem to be too masculine for the attire (as it appears as an inverted triangle rather than an hour glass)… and just recently I checked with my doctor about my irregular menstruation to where she said that I’m having imbalances in my hormones… having too much estrogen than progesterone… Is it possible that my masculine appearance could be attributed to the said hormonal imbalance???…. and could it be addressed by intake of pills???

    • You most likely have testosterone dominance. It can be fully addressed, we’ve seen this a lot. You can either visit us via chat on the website or visit the Masterclass (red button on the home page).

  56. Halo,

    Iam 42 year old, on 1st nov’17 i had miscarriage & at that time, the lady doctor had given me an injection for not conceiving for 3 months. Since then i had not received periods. Recently, on doctor’s advice, i had done hormone test & report had come absolutely fine.
    It’s been 4 months i had not yet got menstrual periods. Iam much worried.

    Any advice would be great from your side. Thanks in advance.

  57. Hi, Im 27 years old. Last 3 years I have problem with my period, I had a stressful work and life time period and my doctor always gave me contraceptive pills. It’s been 1 month i had not got menstrual period. Мy doctor again wants to give me contraceptive pills, but I do not think that’s the solution. Also im vegetarian. Any suggestions about what to do?

  58. Hello , I am an 18 year old female and I have a question. I have not had my period for the past 4 years now and I use to get it monthly for 4 years prior, would this mean that I have unbalanced hormones?

  59. Hi, I am a guy in my late 40’s, having a red rash on my face, thining hair and alopicia spot on the back of my head, was bald spot now growing back white, I get bumps on the back of my neck bordering the hair line, muscle soreness in my bicepts and tricepts, I was a late blooomer, I was 5’8″ when I was 19, and stopped growing at 25. I was never really hairy, but I am getting hairy legs, chest,and arms also. I have been back and forth between sleeping too much, and not sleeping for a couple of days – during the sleepless times my libido spikes like I am a teenager, but I also have headaches and brain fog (especilly inside my home and at the office), and I also feel confusion and I am forgetful. About a year ago I had a what I thought was a stroke, but I was told it was a panic attack – I litterally lost my memoty, it was hard to deal with, some memories are gone, l am not the same person, as before the attack. I can look at mathematical question and just know the answers, I am really calm and organized – and I no longer drink alcohol, not the me I used to be. I am heavily weighted on the IQ side as opposed to the EQ side. I have had constipation for weeks,then normal. I almost ner feel hungry, and have been loosin weight. I get pins and needles im lgs and hands, and have had anumb and sometimes painful spot in my left abdomin. It seems like I am all over the place, I have been cutting carbs and processed foods from my diet, and just want to stabilize.I often feel like I have been drugged. My wife and I have been separated, I think for good. I became a longdistance swimmer from 42, and I am trying to manage endophins also.

  60. Hi..I am suffering from hormone imbalance and my mestrual cycle is irregular also experiences migraine..what could be the problem?

    • Please visit our webinar Jesmillie, it’s all in there. You can find the big red button on our homepage.

  61. I do mind that the causes of hormonal imbalances are actions of people trying to have a happy life, so why not do the opposite which is taking it easy with life.

  62. Hello,
    i read your post.
    Reading this i realized that i might have hormonal imbalance (highly likely).
    i have most of these symptoms like weight gain , cravings , crazy headaches, acne, stress,anxeity etc..
    what should i do? should i visit a doctor or i should deal with them naturally?

  63. Hi. I feel like I’m losing my mind. I’m 43 and until 18 months ago lived a normal,happy, confident life. Due to a couple of bereavements I had a breakdown and all my issues regarding death and aging came flooding out. I’ve been on antidepressants ever since but I seem to be in this cycle of feeling ok then crashing through the floor around ovulation time. I can never feel well for long periods of time. I’m not sure whether I’m pre menopausal or what is going on. I’ve tried so many different therapies (counsellor type stuff) and spent so much money I’m just not sure I can go on like this. I’m not suicidal as I’m terrified of death but I feel totally joyless in my life which is so totally unlike how I was before. Please help if you can. Many thanks.

  64. Hi,
    I am 58 years old and have been bothered by hormone imbalance. Ever so often I have irregular bleeding. My gynecologist has prescribed hormone replacement therapy but after a few months the bleeding reappears. He says that the only correction to the problem is for me to do a hysterectomy. Are there natural meds for the problem.
    The tests have ruled out other medical concerns.
    Thanks

  65. Hi, I am an almost 41 year old single mom of3 – who’ve raised them for the past 22 years alone. When my parents lived, they helped being there for me and the kids, but the financial burden rest heavily on my shoulders – HIGH STRESS
    I am experiencing anxiety attacks where I’ve loosing focus and act like a crazy obsessive lunatic… making life miserable for those close to me.
    My friend told me for the past 5 years he cant handle me when I’ve got the PMS, and I took it as an insult (men don’t like emotions etc and will blame there lack of emotional support on Hormones that became demons)
    Please help me, I am loosing this battle.

    • Hi Ans. PMS is mostly caused by too high estrogen and/or too low progesterone. One of the biggest causes is stress. We’ll send you a separate email.

  66. Hi, I’m a 33 year old who has been suffering from hormonal imbalance since my teenage years. I was then diagnosed with endometriosis in April 2016 after having done a laporoscopy. My gynae prescribed that I take Vissanne for 6 months which I did. After a few months of taking it I went on menopause and he explained to me that was the intention. At first I was uncomfortable with the idea until he explained that I don’t really need to go on my period. This way, I save my good eggs for when I’m ready to have a child. I haven’t had any children yet.
    This put me at ease with the idea of not going on my periods until I’m ready to have a child.
    However, my problem is that I still experience the pain that I used to experience before taking the pills and I still take pain killers every month. I’ve realized also that I seem to experiencing the burning sensation on underneath my feet as well as the tingling sensation on other parts of my body. I’m scared to stop taking the pills because the doctor told me that if I stop the endo will come back and this is the only way to stop it. Iv stopped taking them before for a short while without my doctors permission and I still experienced a lot of pain. I get depressed and sometimes feel hopeless and stuck. Is there a way you can help me. I’m still taking vissane dienogest.

  67. I’m experiencing a lot of dryness when having sex and I was told by the doctor that I’m not producing any good bateria in my vagina, not really getting wet. I got tested and had a spear test and there’s no issue there. I’ve recently come off the pill which I thought would help.
    I have lost weight but do eat right and go to the gym a lot. My breast feel sore and my vagina just feels uncomfortable and I really don’t feel my doctor is helping or knows what to suggest.
    Can you recommend anything? Thanks

  68. Was diagnosed of hyperthyroidism 2013 was on thyroid medication, 2014 i had a radioactive iodine months after I became hypothyroid and have being on levothyrosine as I was told I would take it for life,I didn’t have it for a week in April as I wanted to try fruits so I had a breakdown,with emotional issues in my relationship, lots of thinking and crying, stressed out and depressed, hotness in my head ad legs,then I ran a thyroid test t3 low,t4 low,the extremely high I’m back on my medication but still feel horrible, lack of interest, hotness… Symptoms of hormone imbalance. What can I do please, I’m losing it

  69. Hi, I have a few questions. I am 20 yrs old and for the last 6 months my body has been completely changing and I’m not sure why. When I was 12 I started taking the birth control pill, I never had any issues, my period was always very light. When I turned 14 I became pregnant and had my daughter when I was 15. After I had her I got the depo shot. I never had my period. After about a year and a half I started to get really bad migraines to the point I couldn’t go a day without taking 4 excedrin. It got so bad I would get sick to my stomach. I then got the implant. I had that for a year and then all of a sudden I got my period every day for 3 months straight and my hair started to fall out. I haven’t been on any birth control for about a year. My period became pretty normal. But recently, about 5 months ago I took a plan b pill which made my period worse. I was sick for 3 days and constantly had headaches again. My period would be so heavy and I had the worst stomach pains. About a month after that I tried to get back on the pill. I took it for a week but started feeling nauses all the time. So I stopped taking it. Now within the last couple months I have gained and lost so much weight I’ve had to go back and forth buying different size Jeans and bras. My boobs have gone up a whole cup size, I went from a size 9 jeans, to a 1, and now I’m just in a 5. I’m not gaining any weight in my stomach or side area. Only up top and lower. I’ve been experiencing all of these symptoms, hot flashes, cold hands and feet, sleeping to much or not enough. My mood swings are all over the place. I space out all the time forgetting little things, mainly when driving I tend to lose focus and forget where I’m going or that I’m even driving. Any time I have sex I get a horrible pain that I can’t take to keep going and start to bleed right after. My periods are so unpredictable. I’ll get it for one day and it wont come back for a week. Its always heavy too. My body had been cramping and hurting so much more. Constantly cracking or feeling stiff. I’ve been getting migraines again. And just lost all motivation to do anything. I struggle with going to see my daughter when I get off work. I just haven’t been feeling myself. I know stress and change of life style is a big part of this. But honestly I thought things were getting better. I never ate right before all of this, my life went completely down hill in the worst ways. But within the last year everything has been going good. Compared to before. I’ve been eating healthier, I’m in a great relationship. I’ve been working the same job for the last 3 years. My boyfriend and I just bought our first house. Therefore I cant say I had any major stress or depression issues again until I started noticing these changes in my body. So basically is there any thing you can think of to why my body would be acting this way? Could it be because of not taking birth control since I was for so long. Or because I’ve tried so many different ones and none of them did any good for my body? It’s really been getting the best of me, physically and mentally.

    • Jacinta, the birth control pill masks your hormonal problems and only make things worse. More an more women stop with the pill as a mean to balance their hormones AND birth control. More MD’s recognise this too. The ONLY thing to balance your hormones is a lifestyle change. A very good start is our Female Cycle Superpowers. We also learn you there to take other birth control methods which are completely healthy: https://www.healthcoachfx.com/female-cycle-superpowers/

  70. please I have been bleeding for over 2 years, each time I See my period it rush like 3weeks or even a month before it stop. I have went for a scan and they said is not fibroid that it is homones imbalance, please my dear help me out

  71. Hi, I’m 32yo. I struggle with a hair thinning/loss, nail psoriasis, chronic skin inflammation on hands and the lower face, achy periods at 1st-2nd days, low sex drive and vaginal dryness, mood swings, and heartburn. I would very appreciate your advice and opinion on this. Thank you in advance!

  72. Hi, am 34years old, my test result shows am pregnant, but scan shows no baby in uterus, and mensuration circle has being regular, no symptom of pregnancy,no pain, cramp,weight loss.could it blood be showing positive due to hormone imbalance, what do I do

    • We would advice a full spectrum hormone test under guidance of an well hormonal educated OB first

  73. Please I seem a bit confused of the changes am experiencing its been two weeks now am having this symptoms, during my ovulation I had this full breast and erect nipple which lasted for three days after some days I saw my menses which was a bit abnormal immediately after my menses the full breast started again with erect nipple and unstable sharp pain which comes and goes after a week of this my menses started again this time it was dropping at the same time it will stop and start again. after which making it two weeks the menses started pouring and weakening my right hand, am having this fullness mostly at my right breast but the sharp pain affect both breast sometimes but more on the right side what could be the cause

  74. Hi am wangechi 23yrs .I have a problem of sleeping too much irregular periods ,I get my periods like today then they disappear for four or even five months then I see them .I am also dry when having sex ,mood swings stressed always sadness I like crying a lot .I went to see a doctor and was tested then he said I have hormonal imbalance I was given herbal tablets but nothing has changed am married now its 2yrs and I have no child and no signs of pregnancy and I have never used any family planning pills or whatever please am confused and I need help on this before it worsen

  75. Hi, I’m 24yo i am married I struggle with a hair thinning/loss, nail psoriasis, chronic skin inflammation on hands and the lower face, achy periods at 1st-2nd days, low sex drive and vaginal dryness, mood swings, and heartburn. I would very appreciate your advice and opinion on this. Thank you sooo much
    please help me i am in trouble give me advice how to bring balance in my hormone.

  76. Hi, iam 39 year’s old and I have been suffering from headache, joint pain, vaginal dryness, low libido, mild depression, breast pain, weight gain, carbs craving etc, I’ve been trying to get pregnant for 2 years now and have had 4 miscarriages so far, I think it’s my hormones but I don’t know what to do about it, pls help.

  77. I am 35 years old and for the past 2-months have had a somewhat irregular cycle. In May my period came twice, and 3-weeks later was back in June. Although I have experienced anxiety in the past, I was have always been able to get myself out of it with cognitive behavioral skills. This time around, I have anxiety, but it’s not consistent. I go from one day feeling normal and optimistic, to feeling dread the next. I also notice a week prior to my period I get more of the dread fear emotions, and during my period I’m fine. Then the anxiety comes back during ovulation for a day or two and then it’s back to feeling normal again. A day or two prior to my period, I lose sleep and get very hot and anxious at night. Yes life has been stressful the past months and simply thought that was the case, “I broke”, but starting to think it’s hormonal. I had been on Mirena for 5 years and last year was pregnant. I’ve been birth control free for 10 months after giving birth. Would love the advise!

  78. This was really helpful Dear, i picked my problem froom this, but it wont be easy balancing them since most of our food and exercise added with our enviroment dont encourage hormone balance. I would really love to start working on myself and will need your help.

  79. First week of July I was diagnosed again of having hemorrhagic cyst on both of my ovaries. That was the only time that an obygene confirmed that im having this so called hormonal imbalance, and it cause me my acne breakout, weight gain, anxiety, sleepless night etc,! I don’t know how to start to fight my condition. I lost my self steam by looking at my face full of acne for a long time now. I have read your article and I was enlightened. I just need someone to push me and tell me it’s not too late I can still do something for my condition. Thanks for your very reliable article. It’s been helpful.

  80. Hi, I am 62 year old african american femal and have hypothyroidism i take Levothyroxine 1 tablet daily which my doctor said i will be taking for the rest of my life. I have had a partial hystorectomy which means i still have my overies. I have severe hot flashes, trouble getting a good nights sleep because of the hot flashes and have noticed i am getting several dark patchy spots on my body could these spots be the result of hormonal imbalance?

  81. Hi, I went into depression last year after losing my Mum in September after which my body started changing. I’ve experienced increase and tenderness in my breasts, tummy increase, dizziness on and off, headaches on and off, weakness, sadness, loss of appetite, decrease in my hips and butt. All these changes made me loss my self esteem, my clothes don’t fit well. I was prescribed for vitamin E. I need help..

  82. hi,i am 21yaers old
    I have been having problem with my period since last year June and it’s really depressing.it all started when I was posted to HIV unit during my IT and seeing those patients make me depressed I couldn’t remove the thought from my head and days later I started getting strange symptoms like shaking of the hands,legs,chronic headache that lasted for days and then d following month my period changes,it really hurts which is also accompany by brown blood instead of red.can someone please help me out.i will appreciate.

    • At that age your body is hardly capable to deal with that kind of stress. Remove that stressor from your life as a first step. Your life is far to precious.

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