I started menopause with hot flashes, mood swings, sweats, hair loss and dry skin. After a few months and many sleepless nights I had enough and didn’t want to live like this any longer. I talked to a pharmacist about some natural treatment options and was referred to the Fertility Care Center in Plover.
The treatment helped to give me my life back by addressing the menopause symptoms. Prior to my initial appointment with Dr. Couri, I did a saliva test so they could check my hormone levels. Dr. Couri and I discussed the test results and she explained that when one hormone is off it throws our whole body off. We also discussed my diet, daily activities, and nutritional supplements. She wanted to get the whole picture of what I was going through and what I was doing so we could treat the problems. We did more tests and I started to chart my menopause symptoms which occurred multiple times a day.
Dr. Couri was wonderful. She thoroughly reviewed my test results and charting and then she explained the next steps. We changed my diet to consume more protein, tweaked my supplements and she stressed I continue my regular exercise routine. I also started using an estrogen patch as well as compounded progesterone and testosterone transdermal creams to regulate my changing hormones.
If it wasn’t for Dr. Couri’s compassion and time, I know I would still be suffering and miserable. She truly cares about treatment and helping you fix your health needs throughout your fertility care lifespan. My main concern was to find ways to treat the underlying causes and not be given something to cover up the symptoms. The clinic staff did just that…they treated my whole body and gave me my life back!
I am excited to say I no longer have to chart because my symptoms have ceased. I continue to see Dr. Couri twice a year for check-ups so we can continue monitoring my hormone levels and progress.