Yes, I wish my former doctors had told me about estrogen dominance, I had to learn about that online instead. My guess is that a combination of vitex with saw palmetto and other herbs would work really well, but I would only trust an experienced naturopath to custom make a blend. But right now, I'd rather go the supplement route and stick with what works. Inositol has worked quite fast, and I'm going by evidence here. I'm not willing to put up with an initial breakout from any treatment, I have scarring already. The only reason inositol isn't as known in the medical field in the US (its effects are more discussed in Europe, where most of the studies took place) is because no pharmaceutical company will sponsor any studies on it. Why would they, when they can just sell expensive drugs instead.
Chiral Balance capitalized on chiro-inositol and they make a lot of money by selling it since it's not widely available. They did their research and I am seeing even more rapid results from taking DCI combined with myo-inositol, so right now I can't think of another route that would work better.
Ideally, I would like to test for a full hormonal panel, but my insurance doesn't cover another test until 2014. My plan is to wait and see how this regimen works for a few months. After my last visit to this doctor, who is basically considered one of the best for bio-indentical hormone therapy, I realized that even "the best" can't help me that. It's VERY hard to find a reliable doctor for hormonal treatments. I have seen some of the best, and all they did was use me as a guinea pig and load me up with hormones with no consideration of the damage done to my body. I'd rather take a less extreme route if that's working, before resorting to more extreme treatments. I showed the dr. the progress with hirsutism and she couldn't believe that the hairs on my chin and neck were so reduced in such a short time. How do you explain that? I even stopped all the hair removal creams and now I only trim the fuzz once in a while.
I realized I had issues around the time of ovulation, and this helps with healthy ovulation. It's also comparable to metformin, minus the side effects. There is so much that conventional doctors don't know about.