In August 2004, I had a total hysterectomy at the age of 33. At that time I was dealing with continual pain due to a large cyst returning to my right ovary, and my gynecologist convinced me that this was my only option. Up to this point, I was either having surgery to remove the cysts or they were bursting, leaving me with debilitating pain. After the surgery, I was put on the patch only to find out it did not stick to my skin very well, after 2 days of a 7-day treatment, it would fall off.  My gynecologist then switched me to Premarin. That is when major problems started.

I turned into a person that my family and friends did not even recognize. I spent the next 8 months trying to destroy relationships, hiding from people and walking around in a total daze. My attitude which was “Live life to its fullest” then became “I just want to die”. I kept having periods where I would go into total rage or fall apart and shut everyone out of my life. My 12 year old son could not understand what happened to the wonderful, happy mother he used to know, now she was very sick and unhappy everyday. It just kept getting worse. I began having 4 – 5 hour periods where I would become very suicidal and wake up not remembering a thing I said or did. My husband and best friend said my eyes would glaze over, my pupils would dilate, and my speech became very slurred. My husband was continually staying home from work and our personal business was hurting badly since I was responsible for running it.  My life was a mess.

Then one night it all came crashing down; I was totally out of control back in one of my “fog” states. My best friend rushed me to my family practitioner and, knowing me as well as he did, he immediately started trying to locate a facility for me. They called my husband to come home from work. At this time, I was on Effexor for depression and seeing a therapist. My husband spent the entire night working with my family doctor and looking on the internet trying to research places while laying by my side to watch over me. By the next morning, I was back to what we knew at that time as normal and did not remember a thing. My husband and I got in the car and headed to Houston visiting numerous places.

No place was equipped to handle my problems because my husband knew I was not losing my mind before the surgery. Since there was no way he would commit me, we headed home. While on Loop 610 in the Galleria area, the phone rang; it was one of my husband’s coworkers. He said he heard Dr. Hotze a couple of days prior, and he dealt with hormone imbalances. We called immediately. After spending 45 minutes on the phone with someone, we felt like there was hope. She scheduled me for the earliest time available. During our first visit, my husband and I were treated like real people with real issues. It did not take long for my doctor to realize that estrogen had a bad effect on me. I think the most relief I received immediately was that they had seen all of my symptoms before. After a very intense exam, they determined which bio-identical hormones were needed. It took me approximately two months to decrease my dosage of anti-depressants until I no longer needed them.

Within 3 days I felt better, and within 2 weeks I had my life back. I feel like I lost a year of my life and nearly ended it. This document only scratches the surface of what my family, friends and I went through. I thank God everyday for that phone call. I would not have made it without the loving support of my friends and family.

Even if you do not vote for me, please get on the Hotze site and register your name to stop the makers of Premarin from getting bio-identical hormones pulled from the market.

Thank you for reading my story and may God Bless You.

Have you had a hysterectomy? Has your doctor put you on Premarin?  Contact us today – we can help you get your life back.


AboutHotze Health & Wellness Center

Since 1989, Hotze Health & Wellness Center has helped over 33,000 patients get their lives back using bioidentical hormones that restore hormones to optimal levels, strengthen immune systems, and increase energy levels. Our treatment regimen addresses the root cause of hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, menopause, perimenopause, low testosterone, allergies, and candida.

Led by best-selling author, radio host and leading natural health expert, Steven F. Hotze, M.D., our medical team has over 100 years’ combined medical experience backed by a staff of nearly 100 caring professionals who provide an environment of hope and extraordinary hospitality for each of our patients, who we call our guests. It is our deepest desire to help you obtain and maintain health and wellness naturally so that you may enjoy a better quality of life, pure and simple.



Do you want to live a healthy, happy, purpose-driven life? Do you want to restore your health so that your loss of energy, weight gain, joint pain, depression and lack of drive or motivation won’t hold you back from achieving your personal and professional goals?

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Peggy W.

"After just 3 weeks into the program, my joint pain was gone, climbing stairs became easy, my energy level increased from 2 to a 9 (out of 10) and I lost almost 30 pounds! ”

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Pam White
Pam White
At Hotze Health and Wellness YOU can truly find restoration of your health and vibrant life! You will find the most caring and effective healthcare available! Don't hesitate call them today!!!
Ron Guidry
Ron Guidry
Doctors are not the final authority in our journey of achieving/maintaining health and wellness but having a good team of doctors in your support and guidance community is not only helpful it is wise and also essential. The team and staff at Hotze Health and Wellness are health professionals that you can trust to help you navigate all the misinformation that may be keeping you separated from your optimal level of health.
Caral Reeves
Caral Reeves
Hotze Beauty is a first class facility! Extreme level of professionalism , knowledge & genuine care❤️‍🩹
Julie Hryszko
Julie Hryszko
I’ve been a guest at this facility for 15 years. They are the most efficient, thorough and caring group of individuals I’ve ever experienced. Dr Hotze looks to change the way a typical doctor treats patients and looks for root causes to eliminate medical issues instead of treating “symptoms”. My life has improved 100% since my initial visit. The cost of the treatments are worth it.
Shavon Sisson
Shavon Sisson
Always a great experience dealing with everyone at Hotze Heath and Wellness! Everyone is kind and helpful.
Kori Misson
Kori Misson
I cannot accurately describe in words how I feel about this practice and the entire staff. I have had quite a few health issues throughout the years, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogrens, weight gain, hair loss, irritability, and that is just the beginning. I had pretty much given up on feeling good, just decided to "live with it" and hope for the best. Two very close friends love the Hotze Wellness Clinic and they have experienced life changing health. Made my appointment and from the beginning I felt heard. Not a in and out fast food style practice. They are looked and are looking at my entire body for overall health and wellness. Connections from mind and body to clinical blood work, even dental questions....they care and I feel as if I can trust them. I am on a path to complete wellness and my goal is to have my RA back in remission as it once was....make yourself a priority. Having hope is an incredible feeling!