Dear Dr. Berger and Staff,
I just wanted to thank you once again for the wonderful experience that I had in your clinic. As you may recall, I had the reversal performed in hopes of decreasing my PTLS symptoms. I am happy to report that I began to have relief right away.
On day 3 post-op, my libido returned, which I thought was odd considering I had just had surgery! About a week later, my hair loss dramatically decreased. I was previously able to pull clumps of 4-5 hairs out at a time. This decreased to 0-2 hairs.
About 7 days post-op, my mental fog began to lift, as did the exhaustion. Although I had just had surgery the week before and was still healing, I already had more energy than I did previous to the surgery.
Unfortunately, the hair loss began again on post-op day 20, which was coincidentally the day I began progesterone-only birth control pills. I am also told that it could be an affect of having been anesthetized. I have stopped the pills after 3 days, and am hoping to see the hair loss stop once again.
What I am most satisfied with, is the affect that the surgery has had on my menstrual cycle. My last cycle previous to the surgery was 8 days long, fairly painful, exhausting, and a total loss of 15.5 oz. of blood. I also had dramatic mood swings. The first cycle after the surgery began on time (13 days post-op), was my previously normal 5 days long, not at all painful (slight pressure only), a blood loss of just under 6 oz., and with minimal mood swings. To be able to quantify results with actual measurements, rather than just my subjective statements, was absolute justification in my mind for having had the surgery. I am very pleased. I am hoping to find relief from my anemia that was diagnosed 4 months ago, and suspected to be the result of heavy periods.
I have now become very interested in why OB/GYNs continue to allow women to have tubal ligations, claiming no side effects, when I so obviously experienced the onset of mine with my tubal ligation, and now the beginning of relief that coincides with my reversal. I have read several research articles suggesting a relationship between progesterone and the transport within and/or function of the fallopian tube itself. With progesterone playing such a vital role in overall health, it is astonishing to believe that tubal ligations are still being performed given that the research is hinting that the ligations are so damaging, and are causing decreased quality of life and longevity in women. Certainly, the majority of PTLS symptoms mimic those of low progesterone as well.
I hate to oversimplify, but we have a wealth of animal experimentation already performed in our family pets. After spaying/neutering, pets often gain weight and get “lazy” (exhaustion!). The same experience happened to me after tubal ligation.
At any rate, I am so thankful that you all have the experience to help me restore my health. I have only positive things to say about your clinic, and I hope to refer other women to you for their restoration as well.