Will mint tea significantly affect levels of free testosterone if I (male) drink it a few times a week? Is there more than a hypothetical risk of some sort of endocrine disruption?
Help me figure out what to do about my nonexistent sex drive and if this hormone test will help me. [more inside]
Surprise abnormal HCG result? Has this happened to anyone else? Anything you can share that might give me some perspective on this? (Yes, I have an email in to my PCP). [more inside]
What have your experiences been with the combination birth control pill (or the progestin-only pill) while breastfeeding? Did it affect your milk supply? [more inside]
Our son may have growth hormone deficiency. The endocrinologist has recommended some additional testing, and the process sounds terrible. Has your child been through this? Can you tell us how it went? Are there alternatives? [more inside]
Is there a way to shorten my period that does NOT involve birth control? I have a period that lasts seven to nine days, seven if I'm lucky. At least three to four of those days are quite heavy. It's a huge pain, for reasons detailed under the cut. Would weight loss work? Diet? Increased exercise? Ancient herbal secrets? Is there anything, anything at all? Has anything caused a permanent shortening of your cycle? [more inside]
Is a dropping progesterone level, if everything else looks good, seriously bad news? [more inside]
I've just been diagnosed as severely hyperthyroid, also known as Grave's Disease. I'm under the care of about 6 physicians, but want to know some more subjective information. Is there a really great book? A great tip for sleeping with my head raised on pillows? Other experimental or experiences you can pass my way would be great. [more inside]
Can someone please point me to a discussion of what happens in your body (focussing on hormones and associated chemistry) when you are ill. I'm curious why you/how you feel so good after (is that feeling similar to heroin?) and so bad before (particularly the sweating and feeling of coldness) vomiting. If it makes any difference, assume food poisoning [no more inside, since 3am last night].