I had my appointment yesterday due to a cancellation. We spent about an hour going over everything and discussing studies etc. It basically boiled down to the fact that doctors just don't know for sure yet what is best. For example, she said Dr. Schwarzbein could be correct that you need to get your period, but we still don't know. But most of her patients don't request that! She usually uses saliva testing, and even sometimes uses that along with blood tests to compare. And she prescribes creams instead of pills so it doesn't go through the liver. I felt very comfortable with her explanations, and felt like I had finally found something I will be comfortable trying.
Because I already had a saliva report she could use, she went ahead and phoned a prescription into Women's International Pharmacy and I should get it in the mail in about 5 days. She prescribed tri-estrogen and progesterone together in a cream, 5 mg. of DHEA and some Siberian Ginseng to start. I will do that for 18 days and then do another saliva test to see how it's going. Back to see her in five or six weeks.
We'll see how it goes!