Treating Hormonal Imbalance ~ HerKare Brought ME Back!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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herkare1In 30 days, I can honestly say, the real Laura Thornquist is back!  I can now check off “dealing with hormonal imbalance” from my list of things to conquer.  HerKare figured out what I was lacking and has brought me back to feeling normal again.  (Oh, and the beautiful thing is most insurance companies cover the treatment! WAHOO!)

In early August I shared with all of you about some hormonal imbalances I was experiencing.  They started as a “small” issue and then bombarded into an obvious problem for me. Kind of like an “out of the body” experience.  I never wanted to blame my hormones for things that have been happening to me lately. I felt it was a “cop out.”

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 6.36.05 PMDid you know that doctors can determine exactly your symptoms and what is probably going on just by your blood results? During my visit to the Southlake clinic, Dania Khoncarly, PA-C, MPAS, BSN, RN  and Dr. Raymond Westbrook, D.O. could describe my symptoms to a tee without me having to tell them much. I didn’t feel so “evil” and out of control knowing it’s such a common problem.

My results? I had a low thyroid, low Vitamin D (very common), low testosterone and progesterone.  I go in every 10 days for a testosterone shot and take prescription medicine for the other deficiencies.  Now I’m sleeping better, feeling happier and have the energy I thought I would never get back.  The weight gain has stopped and is starting to reverse as I had never changed my diet or exercise plan.  My moodiness has decrease and my patience level is back to where it was before. I’m BACK and my family is more than thankful, especially my daughter, Ava.

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Ladies, I’m telling you if you have any of the symptoms below, regardless of age you need to at least get it checked out.  Your choice of treatment is your own, but for me, I couldn’t afford not to get treated as I can’t slow my pace down…just not yet.

herkare Weight gain
Depression
Fatigue
Acne
Hot Flashes
Insomnia
Low Libido
Night sweats
Irritability
Loss of concentration
Loss of muscle mass
Mood Swings

A deficiency in any of these can result in lower energy, fatigue, moodiness, weight gain… heck you name it.

But you don’t have to be OLD to have these imbalances either. Other causes include post pregnancy, genetic deficiency, birth control and obesity.

I feel so comfortable when I visit HerKare. If you haven’t heard of it, my guess is, you will soon from others besides me. To put it simply, HerKare diagnoses and treats hormonal imbalances in women.

HerKare has been able to drastically improve women’s lives, making them feel good again, happy, able to lose weight. In my opinion, this option is much better than popping an anti-depressant pill to try to get along.

The office is so clean and the staff is SUPER friendly. They put you right at ease and make sure you know you aren’t alone. They are also very open about how they can help. In some situations there are contraindications where they can’t treat a woman.

herkare2No woman is alike and so every treatment is individualized.  I would like to consider it “special” as each and every one of us are unique and special.

things to consider with hormone replacement therapy.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

  • Improved energy levels
  • Improved mood
  • Reduction or elimination of night sweats and hot flashes
  • Improved memory and concentration
  • Improved sex drive
  • Prevention of vaginal thinning & dryness
  • Improved fat loss and muscle tone
  • Decreased skin wrinkles
  • Protection from osteoporosis
  • Reduced risks of heart disease

 

 

Are there risks involved.  Yes, there are and HerKare is very open and candid about them. Official FDA information regarding potential risks and side effects of each of the individual hormone replacement drugs utilized at HerKare is available here: Click Here

Of course, as any medical therapy, there are potential risks and side effects that must be carefully evaluated during the course of therapy. That is one of the reasons that the HerKare model fosters a professional relationship between physicians and patients, focusing on regular interaction and monitoring. With regular evaluation, the treatments professionals at HerKare can closely monitor the course of therapy and adjust as necessary to reach for clinically optimal outcomes.

In my opinion, it’s worth every second to find out what is going on with your body. HerKare provides just that. The treatment is up to you. But as women we deserve a fighting chance!

HerKare currently has 6 locations, three of which are in the DFW area. It’s a unique clinic of medical professionals focusing on the treatment of hormonal imbalance in women and accept insurance!

 

HerKare currently has 6 locations, three of which are in the DFW area. It’s a unique clinic of medical professionals focusing on the treatment of hormonal imbalance in women and accept insurance!

*This is a sponsored post, but as you can tell these opinions are my own experience.

 

Sonic ~ $0.50 Corn Dogs All Day (August 27th)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 3:15 pm
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Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 5.51.24 AMLove Sonic Corn Dogs?

If so, get them for just $0.50 all day on August 27th!

Join Thrive Market To Save Up to 50% Off Wholesome Products

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 3:00 pm
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Ever heard of Thrive Market? Thrive Market is an online shopping club on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. Thrive Market members can buy the best-selling healthy foods and natural, wholesome products in everyday sizes, always 25-50% retail prices, delivered right to their door.

And for every paid membership, Thrive Market donates a free membership to a family in need.

Chipotle~ Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Entree Mobile Coupon (Up to $10 Value)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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Through August 31st, enter the Chipotle Friend or Faux Sweepstakes! Just take the short quiz and then enter your name and mobile phone number to get a mobile coupon valid for Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Chipotle Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Salad or Order of Tacos (up to a $10 value)! This coupon will be delivered via text message.

Plus, you’ll also be entered to win other sweepstakes prizes! A total of 50 Grand Prize winners will receive a set of 52 Free Chipotle Dinner for Two Cards (value of each Grand Prize $1,300!). And a total of 100 First Prize winners will receive a catered Chipotle party for 20 friends ($260 value). The Grand and First Prize Random Drawings will be conducted on or about September 3, 2015.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards~ Add 25 More Points + Earn 100 Bonus Points for Adding CVS ExtraCare Card

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 2:30 pm
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If you are a Kellogg’s Family Rewards member and you have your mobile phone number added to your account, you can text LEGGOMYEGGO to 89332 to score 25 more points! If you haven’t yet,  register for a Kellogg’s Family Rewards account.

And add your  CVS ExtraCare Card number to your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account to get 100 bonus points!

Thanks, Free Stuff Times!

Cents of Style~ Pineapple Collection For 40% Off + FREE Shipping!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 2:15 pm
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Today on Cents of Style, you can pick up your favorite fruity pineapple accessories for 40% off with FREE Shipping! You’ll find pineapple shirts, shoes, pendants, & pillow covers – all under $15!

Just use promo code PINEAPPLE during checkout to score these great deals.

 

Zulily~ Gymnastics Apparel As Low As $12.99

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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captureIf you have a gymnast in your house, you’ll want to check out the From Beams to Bars sale going on right now at Zulily!

For example, you can get the leotard pictured for just $16.99! (Retail $26). They also have biketards, shorts, tees and much more!

NOTE: If you are new to Zulily, sign up here! You will find housewares, kids apparel, women’s apparel, shoes, accessories and much more at great prices!

JCPenney~ $10 Off $25 Purchase Coupon Including Sale & Clearance Items

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 1:45 pm
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Only through August 30th, print a coupon valid for $10 off a $25 purchase of select original, regular, sale and clearance-priced apparel, shoes, accessories, fine jewelry, and home items – valid in-store or online with the code LAT4CLAS at checkout.

Target~ Deals on Charmin Toilet Paper

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 1:30 pm
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Hurry on over to Target where they are offering 40% off + FREE shipping when you subscribe to college essentials including Charmin!

Buy 3 Charmin Ultra Strong or Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Paper 30 Double Plus Rolls $16.14 each when you choose to Subscribe
Total After Subscription Discounts (discount automatically applied at checkout) = $29.05 plus FREE Shipping
Final Cost =  $29.05 shipped – $9.68 each (only 32¢ per Double Roll OR 16¢ per regular roll!!)

Do you have a Target REDcard? Your final cost will be just $27.60 – only 31¢ per Double Roll or 15¢ per regular roll!

 

Payless~ Extra 20% Off + Free In-Store Pick Up = $8 Shoes

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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Today only through midnight, Payless Shoes is extra 20% off with code 20FLASH at checkout.

I found these uniform ready Girls Mary Jane Shoes, regularly $15, on sale for $10 and only $8 after coupon code 20FLASH.

Choose free in-store pick up to avoid shipping fees or shipping is free on your $35 purchase.

Vera Bradley~ Extra 30% Off All Sale Styles & FREE Shipping + FREE Backpack in a Pouch ($48 value)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 1:00 pm
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Today only, Vera Bradley is offering an extra 30% off all Sale Styles – no promo code needed and all orders ship for FREE!

Plus, today only, you can scorea FREE Backpack in a Pouch ($48 value) with a $125 purchase – automatically added to your cart when the minimum purchase amount has been met!

FREE Kindle eBook Downloads~ August 26th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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Don’t forget: You can read more than 360,000 Kindle books on your PC with this free application – no Kindle required. Download it here (for Windows 7, Vista, and XP).

Thanks, See Mom Click!

Bath & Body Works~ Body Care Items Only $5.20 Shipped Today Only

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 12:30 pm
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Today only, shop Bath & Body Works where they are offering select Body Care items for only $6! (up to a $14 value) Get $1 shipping with a $25 purchase when you enter the promo code WOW1 at checkout or score $10 off your $30 purchase with promo code SP155881 at checkout. Here’s one idea:

Buy 5 Body Care items $6 (reg. up to $14)
Total = $30
Use the promo code SP155881 to score $10 off your $30 purchase
Plus, pay $5.99 for shipping
Final cost = only $25.99 shipped or $5.20 per item

Thanks, Sara!

Get paid for your opinion! Earn Extra Cash! Up to $225

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 12:20 pm
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Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 9.13.14 PMD059- Combatting Dry skin? 


If you have either Rheumatoid Arthritis, psoriasis, auto immune / inflammatory diseases, or any of the condition listed below, and your doctor prescribed one of the following medications for you, then you might qualify for study D059.

1. Methotrexate (or may also be called Rheumatrex)
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Severe Psoriasis.

2.Azathioprine
(or may also be called Imuran)
Condition: Crown disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus,Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Kidney Transplant.

You may be interested to participate in the study if you are:

  • Male or female aged 18 years or older
  • Have dry skin on your lower legs and/or arms
  • Currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment OR have had chemotherapy treatment within the last 3 months OR

taking either one of those medication listed above.

  • Able to complete 5 clinic visits over approximately 4 weeks.

You may be compensated up to
$225.00
for time and travel.
To learn more and pre-screen for study eligibility, contact us today!

 FYI:
Subjects will need to bring a list of their treatments to Visit 1 to verify qualification.

Date of studies:  4 visits total
Compensation $225.00
Start 6/24 or 7/14
Time: anytime 5:30-6:30pm
The following studies will be held only at Richardson location.
Please contact Joanne Luu to be screened.
Joanne Luu
972-716-0630
www.newstudy.info 

D162 – ANTI AGING STUDY

The purpose of this 8-week clinical trial is to assess the effectiveness of the Sponsor’s 3 facial products to help improve fine lines/wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone, skin dullness, skin firmness and roughness when used by Caucasian females aged 45-65 years.

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5 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day Today

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 12:15 pm
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National Dog Day began 10 years ago today on August 26th as an idea by animal behaviorist and author Colleen Paige. She wanted a day to celebrate all dogs, to bring attention to dogs in need of rescue, to honor dogs that devote their lives to improving ours and to celebrate their unconditional love and companionship.  So here are 5 fun ways to honor your furry friends!

1) Give your dog some fun exercise by taking him or her to a doggy play resort. Here is a list of some of the best in the area.

2) Bake you dog some homemade doggie treats. My pup loves this recipe!

3) Take a bunch photos of your dog and then load your pictures on Fuzmo.com! There is also an app and this will keep you and your family entertained for hours!

4) Have you kiddos write a letter to their Congressman and ask that he/she support the ban of Puppy Mills and Gas Chambers in your state.

5) Head to your local shelter and adopt a dog! Or volunteer your time to walk a dog or play with a dog, clean cages or anything else they need help with.

Living Social~ Get $10 Off a Purchase of $50 or More Today Only

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 12:00 pm
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Today only, Living Social is offering $10 Off a purchase of $50 or more with code AUGSAVE! Take advantage of this deal and save on already discounted adventures, restaurants, spas, travel packages, home goods, and lots more.

Promo code must be used by August 26, 2015 11:59 PM PST. One code use only per credit card. Promo codes not valid for ticket or Deals required to be completed on a third party site. Valid in the US only. See the full terms and details HERE.

New Coupons~ Oscar Mayer, Purina, Claritin + More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 11:45 am
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Here are the new coupons available this morning. As always print your favorites early before they reach print limits.

$1.00 off (2) Purina Busy Rollhide Treats
$1.00 off (2) Purina Busy brand Bone or Dental
$1.50 off 2 Green Mountain Coffee
$1.50 off TWO (2) Green Mountain Coffee
$1.50 off 2 Sweet & Creamy Maple Cream Coffee
$1.00 off any 1 (ONE) Ghirardelli Bag or Bar
$4.00 off (1) Children’s Claritin Chewables
$3.00 off (1) Claritin RediTabs or Syrup
$4.00 off 1 Non-Drowsy Claritin-D Drug
$6.00 off Non-Drowsy Claritin Allergy Product
$0.75 off (2) OSCAR MAYER Hot Dogs

Don’t forget to grab your favorite coupons from the printable coupon websites below:

Coupons.com
SmartSource
RedPlum
Hopster

Or Get Rebate/Coupon Savings From:

Checkout 51
iBotta
Snap App
SavingStar

Joe’s New Balance Outlet – FREE Shipping, No Minimum Through 8/31

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 11:30 am
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Time to stock up on shoes for fall at Joe’s New Balance Outlet! Now through 8/31, Joe’s has select shoes on sale up to 58% off plus FREE shipping on all orders!

Also, be sure to browse their big selection of apparel and cold weather gear which will also ship for FREE!

Cardstore~ $1.99 Cards + FREE Shipping on $10 Orders Today Only

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 11:15 am
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Shop Custom Photo Cards!

Planning your holiday card order early? Today only, Cardstore is offering cards for only $1.99 with code CAK5199. Valid 8/26 only.

And get free shipping on orders $10+ with code CAK5941!

Edible Arrangements~ FREE 3-Piece Pineapple Daisy Edible Pops Today and In-Stores Only

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 11:00 am
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Today only, stop by your local Edible Arrangements and get a FREE 3-Piece Pineapple Daisy Edible Pops. Plus, you can score 1 Dozen FREE Pineapple Daisy Edible Pops with any $29 purchase – valid in-stores only!

Thanks, Greg!