This really is a very interesting subject. I am eager to hear what the NP has to say about a connection.
I too started having menopausal symptoms around age 40. At the end of last year, Aunt Flow came for an intense
visit that lasted 49 days; in spite of all the meds my OB/Gyn could throw at her, she just wouldn't leave. I was faced with the immediate choice of bleeding to death or having a hysterectomy (and ooverectomy, for other reasons). As I’m alive, you can guess what I chose.
But I’ve had a lot of trouble with “surgical menopause” – primarily the most awful mood swings I ever experienced... or my husband ever experienced either, the poor fellow
. I’ve also had one of the worst flares that I’ve ever had since I was dx’d with fms over a decade ago. (The flare may have started before the surgery, but Aunt Flow was more… insistent, shall I say?
I just can’t remember!)
I’m doing HRT, but I hadn’t heard of “hormone replacement (using bio-identicals)” ‘til now. Would someone explain this to me, please? If it means that I would be taking something more akin to what my body produces, I’m all for it. (I’m trying to go more “natural” in my diet… why wouldn’t I try it with my meds and/or supplements, if possible… ya know?)