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first 2 weeks was an emotional rollercoaster ride along with diarreah. Then, my appetitite for sweets and junk waned, which is positive. My skin felt better; softer and not dry. The vaginal dryness and irritation went away, after about 10 years of suffering. There was better circulation there which means better experiences. I am not sure sensitive nipples is that positive, since I don't get to choose when or how long they are sensitive.
I am having better sleep cycles. But, my hair has been falling out more, which could be age, Im 59. The women and men in my family do not and did not suffer hair loss... neither do 8 aunts 7 uncles or either parent. Lots of healthy bushy heads in my family. I have 3 older sisters and 4 brothers.
The worst side effect is the emotional swings coupled with diarreah...
Every couple of weeks I have about 36 hours of emotional episode... nervous, anxious, angry... basically nuts. I don't know how this stuff is designed to deliver which hormone in whatever quantities but it would seem to me that I may be getting too much testosterone? I can do without the emotional trauma at my age. It's like I'm experiencing the first part of PMS and I hated it then too. I take 30mg cymbalta and have for abt 15 yrs. 60 mg full dose gives me those nasty brain zaps and also can make me nervous so that's why the half dose works better for me.
Another side effect is blurry vision that comes for a while then clears up. Annoying if you are an artist or want to read or do any other hobby that requires good vision... or taking a trip out of state going thru 3 major cities during horrible stormy weather. Yes, I did that. Had to stop for the gut rot too. Whine, whine and more whine but these can be serious symptoms, especially if you don't have a stable, understanding husband like I do. These emotions will even drive you to leave such a relationship without ANY grounds or reason whatsoever. You are upset and strung out but have no control. This being said... One should really consider the mess that one could get into with the side effects and take precautions. My checkup and consultation is coming up and I hope these issues are addressed... because the positive effects of HRT is worth a little inconvenience but NOT my marriage.
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