Question for ladies - Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

LisaLee37
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 386
   Posted 9/13/2017 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Is there anyone on Hormone Replacement Therapy for menopause? Has it made your Crohn's symptoms better or worse?

My symptoms started 5 years ago, primarily insomnia and hot flashes. Coincidentally, my Crohn's quieted down. I started taking oral progesterone and still no relief. I have been working with an OB/GYN, endocrinologist, and functional medicine practitioner. I have had blood, saliva and urine samples done, which all revealed very low estrogen, testosterone, DHEA and an imbalance of my cortisol spiking and dropping. I began a compounded cream of estradiol and estriol over a year ago and added in testosterone and DHEA a few months ago. Still not sleeping well, and have recently gone into a Crohn's flare-up. The only benefit I have found from the HRT therapy is my hair is much healthier and the hot flashes are gone. The insomnia is still horrid and I have gained weight! Now my Crohn's is flaring (in spite of being on Humira) and I am considering getting off of the HRT.

Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 15, 2017 11:11 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,905,792 posts in 318,891 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158242 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Jay777.
344 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Melissa D., xfmlg, Hoagie, Girlie, Eph, Tudpock18, Samura, Tim Tam, iPoop