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Old 11-25-2011, 09:26 AM   #1
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Question Start Hormones or not?? Help

Hello - I'm 56. Started peri-menopause at 42; by 45 My greatest help arrived - 20 mg. dosage of Prozac. This wonderful little pill has managed to get me through to 56 in a reasonably sane fashion.

I am now experience no period for about 18 mths, then a period; then nothing for 12 month; then a period, etc...

However, sexually am now running into problems. No libido and I believe my vagina is now as dry as the Sahara Desert & nothing helps. Very painful to have sex.

Also, I am noticing I am more on edge and moody; to the point I am bothering others.

The hot flashes on the other hand have actually finally improved a bit. I only need my fans at night half the time.

So, I am considering hormones but know absolutely nothing about them. I am open for comments / suggestions. I go back to my GYN in 4 weeks.

Thank you!

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Old 11-25-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
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Re: Start Hormones or not?? Help

Were you ever on birth control pills? Then you know about hormone. It's basically the same thing. My gyno told me as long as I am sexually active, I should be on HRT. And my internist agrees. And, most importantly, I agree! I don't like not being on HRT. I am a crazy woman...can't sleep, night sweats, hide the kitchen knives, etc. My previous gyno tried to put me on tranquilizers but I quit him because of it. If your hormones are out of whack, why take tranquiliers? Take hormones. Vitamin deficient? You take vitamins. Hormone deficient. Take hormones. Always seemed like a no brainer to me. And most of us in our age group have been on bcp for years anyway.

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