I just got a call a few days ago from my gynocologist telling me I'm postmenopausal and need to go on MHT, I'm not sure I'm ok with hormone therapy. I did see my test results via a patient portal. My estrogen was less than 5. They tell me that's the lowest value the lab sends back. That could be zero. Or it could be 2. It is virtually none, in other words. They tell me it's important for strong bones. I get that. I also get that all my fused bones are weakened by this new bone growth. I also know HRT or as they're calling it now MRT, is bad to cause blood clots that kill instantly and heart disease and the list goes on....the menopause symptoms they help aren't the symptoms I'm having, unfortunately. I don't have hot flashes or night sweats. I do have insomnia, mood swings and very irritable,I feel very empty, like I don't know how to fill myself back up...I've lost a lot of weight since I turned 50, I don't know if that has some effect on my estrogen or if my PCOS from my entire adult life had an influence? Do any of you older ladies have lower estrogen levels? Have hormones helped? Have you tried bioidenticals? I have my uterus so I have to take progesterone also, that may be one reason I am not liking it! Lol I hated taking it when I was younger because they called it a chemical D and C. Caused me to have massive periods monthly when I was having 1 light period a year, maybe 2! I wonder about androgen...if I'm still over producing it. You never get but 3 mins with a doc and can not ask questions.
Edited by BellaShade (07/24/16 08:13 PM)
Diagnosed with AS December of 2011. Neck fused and ligaments calcified. Taking norco, soma, duragesic patch for pain. HLA-B27 positive. Probably Lupus, and Sjogrens. Raynaud's off Humira for now
6 months ...we'll see from then
lovin" live with adderall!! Hehe and hormones hehe