I am writing my review in hopes that my experience will be of help to other women out there. I am a forty-five years old and had one of my ovaries removed three years ago due to a fibroid. In recent months, I feel like I'm going through a 'second adolescence.' My body has been thrown into an early tizzy of perimenopausal symptoms. It was terrible, sleep wasn't something I was getting, some arid-ness below and started to make sex a little painful (wtf?) plus I discovered what this 'brain fog' thing means, and worse of all, my moods were making me feel so poo poo and lop-sided.
My doctor gave me some free samples of Elestrin that I loved but insurance didn't cover topical estrogen and cost me $150 per dispenser that would last only a month. My pockets aren't that deep... I did my homework and started Emerita progesterone two months ago. The first month I felt somewhat better but noticed I didn't feel the cream itself was making the best of benefits. Last month I developed a week's worth of truck-stomping cramps, that was a long time to be taking Advil. Then I read I should balance my progesterone use with estrogen. Viola, I discovered THIS product and have only been using this going on three weeks! Upon the first application (under my forearms) I felt a difference, I felt a lift/shift almost immediately. Can you believe it? Yes, my body is the sensitive sort but I definitely noticed a difference in my mood.
I have read on other Amazon reviews that ladies apply this to their face. Well, I've started that too. I can also tell you that it seems as though my laugh lines are plumping back out. Seriously, stupid good! The scent is 'neutral' and I wouldn't say it smells like flowers or anything... well- maybe ripened- two-day old flowers.. Yet I think the scent doesn't linger and absorbs quickly.
For my third week in using these two creams in conjunction with a smidgeon of 5htp in the morning, I am mostly me again! I still have night sweats (stopped taking my New Phase this month hoping the creams would be enough.. and they're not..) This product is almost like 'crack in a jar' for peri-menopausal women. Can't wait til my laugh lines puff back out! Can't wait to use more of this stuff tomorrow when I wake up!
Ladies, I know these changes in our bodies aren't easy and who really gives a hootin' nannie until it's her turn? I've just read somewhere that we live twice as long as we ever did in the human race. Therefore, we all need a little help with hormone supplements as we grow older. I now understand why many women seem more 'batty' as they age and why many a men become curmudgeons.. We may be suffering hormone deficiencies and not even know it! (That's what my mom said and she's so right!)
At the risk of sounding a little like a lune, I hope what you read was useful. I can't wait to see what more this little jar can do?
THANK YOU, Smoky Mountain Naturals, for being invented and helping my body and my mind!