Hormones and muscles
I have just found your website. I have a question about the effect of estrogen and/or proegesterone on muscles and ligaments. I am post menopausal and 66 years old. I tried synthetic HRT... it was terrible. Then found estradiaol and micronized progesterone and took it for over 6 years with good results. Went off it suddenly and by that time was really post meno... very little hormones left of my own, I think. Had severe pains and tightening and spasm of my leg muscles, starting in ankles, then progressed to lower arms and thighs. I also discovered I was hypothyoird all that time (just recently) and was not treated. Quesiton is - what effect do these hormones have on muscles and ligaments? Progesterone cream seems to relax the muscles and ease the pain. I have plans to return to bio HRT as soon as I get some tests done.