I am currently struggling with menopausal symptoms. The night sweats are the worse. I don't remember the last time I had a full nights sleep. I am currently taking lefluomide for my RA, which is working very well, and now need to think of something to take for the menopause. According to my GP HRT is not an option with the lefluomide so she has started me with an anti depressant which has made no difference at all. Does anyone have any experience and other ideas about what I can possibly do?
If I were you I would ask your doctor to be more specific about why HRT is not an option with Leflunomide. I have just looked at the patient information leaflet and on the British National Formulary website and there's no absolute contraindication listed.
For some things (such as methotrexate & Leflunomide combination) it does say use with caution and monitor - but no mention of any of the HRT drugs. There could well be some other reason why your GP won't prescribe it for you, but you need to be treated like an adult and given the facts. If she won't discuss then go see another GP.