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In 2012 I had a hysterectomy I was put on estrogen. In 2015 I quit which I regret and I don't remember why I quit. I did really will not having to take the estrogen. In August 2017 I lost my job and that's when the stress begun. I went through hurricane Harvey, lost my cats, and lost several temp jobs that I thought would go perm. In April of this year I was in the hospital with gastritis. I was there for 4 days Harley ate hardly slept. Did not do my body well at all. When I came home that is when the insomnia began. I took benadryl, melatonin nothing worked. Went to my doctor they gave me trazodone, klonopin. I started developing anxiety and depression because of lack of sleep. I did not like the side effects of some of these meds. Doctor want to put me on antidepressants which I refuse to take. Went to several sleep doctors one wanted to do a sleep study. I don't have sleep apnea. Finally I read that if your body is depleted of estrogen this will cost symptoms of anxiety depression and insomnia. I went back and saw my old GYN last week. He wants to get me back on the estrogen which I now I'm on it's been a week. He had me on another hormone called progesterone which I take it night and it's supposed to help with sleep but not much he says I could take 6 weeks of full effect. When I saw him that day he did not want to do blood work on me which kind of upset me because I wanted him to. Then a few days later I noticed my lab results from the hospital has showed that my thyroxine T4 was slightly high I guess it wasn't too much of a concern the doctor would have said something. It really kind of bothering me about my thyroid but now I've been reading a lot about the adrenal glands and how stress has a big part on it. I made an appointment see an endocrinologist. I am not sure if it's high or low cortisol that has an impact on insomnia but then also not being on estrogen for so many years and going through so much stress. During the day when I'm so tired and want to nap I can't shut my mind off. I've heard about DHEA I don't know the doctor can do a test for that. Any advice you have I really appreciate it currently I am just taking Premarin and the day and progesterone at night. I'm wondering if there's anything that I could take like a beta blocker or something. I don't have my bloodwork back yet from the GYN hopefully that will say whether or not I have a thyroid issue if it's not a thyroid issue what would the endocrinologist do?
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