Hormone Replacement Therapy Success Stories
The following stories have been taken from actual
cases in Dr. Vliet’s practice. All names are fictitious to
protect patient confidentiality.
“Dr. Vliet & Staff,
I wanted to thank you so very much for making me feel welcome during my daughter's consult visit last Thursday.
I have never met a better group of women in a Doctor's office!
We were all so very impressed with how you conduct your business, and how we were made to feel "at home". My daughter is in some ways already feeling better, and I know it is going to take time, but you have been an answer to prayer.
Thank you so very much for letting God use you to get to the root of my daughter's problems. As her mother it has been such a very hard time for me. I knew in my heart she did not have a mental issue.
You gave us the answers we were looking for! I hope to see you again sometime.
God Bless and Thank you again,
Connie, from Texas”
“I’ve been on Premphase since my doctor told me I was
in premature menopause. I can’t remember things, I’m
gaining weight around the middle of my body, I have NO
energy, my sex drive is totally gone, my joints ache, and
this is all getting worse.”
Cathy still had night sweats
that woke her up several times during the night. Extreme
fatigue was making it hard for her to get through her
daily activities. She also complained that her breasts
felt full and tender most of the time. She couldn’t
remember things well and felt like she had “brain fog.”
Her complete loss
of interest in sex was affecting her marriage.
This young woman came in for a consultation because she
was having problems with marked weight gain, difficulty
losing weight, irregular menstrual cycles, irritability,
mood swings, excess body hair, and other issues.
Judith had severe cystic acne, skin breakouts, and
discoloration of her skin, especially on her face. All
this coincided with the progesterone-dominant
phase of her menstrual cycle. She had tried all kinds of
medications and approaches for this “dermatological”
problem, without success. No one had ever checked her
Ria had been treated for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy,
a syndrome that causes a burning, excruciating pain
difficult to relieve even with narcotic medication. Over
the past five years, however, she had developed a new,
clearly different kind of pain a dull and
aching sensation in the muscles of her arms, hands, legs,
and back. In less than a year, the pain had grown
to the point that Ria had difficulty walking and had begun
using a cane.
In excruciating pain, up all night long to urinate,
exhausted from lack of sleep and chronic pain, having to
urinate forty to sixty times a day, Odessa was dismissed
by the urologist in her HMO who told her she didn’t need
any more tests and that she just had to “stop drinking so
“I have terrible mood swings and constant headaches, and I
have been so frustrated with this because I have always
been so healthy. I just want some answers with my hormones
and what I can do to take something more natural and feel
better. My psychologist heard you speak and feels you are
the person I should see.”
“I believe Dr. Vliet saved my life. She listened to
my concerns and accepted the possible validity of them.
She ordered the tests that would give her the factual
information she needed to confirm or deny my subjective
feelings about my body. Dr. Vliet did a complete
reevaluation, and with her colleague, provided me with a
new regimen of preventative medicine and appropriate