I've read through some of the older posts on hormone replacement therapy but still have a few more questions.
I've never taken HRT. I'm 3-4 years post menopausal and never really had debilitating symptoms but do get very mild hot flashes once in awhile, dryness and my skin and hair seem to be making big changes (most likely from RA meds) but I wonder if HRT may help with overall well being? I'm convinced hormonal changes were a big part of my RA.
My dexa scan revealed osteopenia and being an athlete/runner my whole life just doesn't add up so I also wonder if HRT can help prevent osteoporosis along with supplemental vitamin D and calcium?
If HRT, then which one? Do those of you on HRT take a combination of estogen and progesterone? Or just take progesterone? Anyone also take DHEA or testosterone with it? My Rheumatologist is great but admits he doesn't really know the answer to that and my gynecologist is of no help. GP also no real help. None of them want me to take HR but then add that they really don't know what they would suggest for me. I'm looking into finding a new gyno but thought to ask here to see how others are getting on.
Thanks so much.