Post menopause and hormone therapy
Hello all! I am 49 and 5 years post menopausal. I have tried several remedies (conventional hrt, vit/min supplements, herbs, and OTC progesterone creams such as progest and source naturals-nothing has worked. In addition, I only eat organic foods and drink filtered bottled water. I went to my GYN a few days ago and had my estrodiol and progesterone levels checked. My results: estrodiol is 5.3 and progesterone is .3. My Dr. confirmed that both are very low and consistant with menopause. She prescribed the lowest dose estrodiol patch (0.025) and 100 mg of prometrium. Should I use the estrodiol and what is your opionion of prometrium? What is the best way to use prometrium to bypass side effects? My symptoms are not severe like they were a few years ago, but I have definetly aged. I look much older than I should, I've gained 15 lbs and no matter what I do I can't lose the weight. I have osteopenia, osteroarthritis, and very close to rheumatoid arthritis. I don't have the enthusiasm about much of anything anymore and I tend to isolate myself. Friends and coworkers constantly tell me that I need to smile more too. Anyway, any suggestions you may have is much appreciated.