HI Barbara Lee.
And thanks for the welcome. I have posted here a few times before, but am mostly a lurker, (slapping my hands, I promise I will come out of lurkdom now).
I am worried about the hormones as well, but at this point the hot flashes are so miserable that I am willing to try them. I get a sick feeling in my stomach before each hot flash, then my face starts to burn and then the sweats come and I can't do a darn thing about it. And the night sweats are almost worse, I wake up dripping and the sheets and pillows are wet as well. I am driving my hubby crazy, although he knows it's not my fault.
I have RSD as well in my leg and any surgery I have had since that has been touchy as well as it can make the RSD worse. So I think I am fighting an unwinable battle with both of my diseases. So I guess all I can do is talk to my GYN about my concerns and see what he thinks, he should know best.
Thanks Barbara Lee, hopefully tonight will be a good sleep night for both of us, in fact for all of us here, I do't know what I would do if I had a good nights sleep anymore.
Take care and have a peaceful Sunday.
diagnosed with RSD in March of /03, diagnosed with Lupus in Sept./06.Thyroid Disease ,RA
Taking Methotrexate, Plaquenell, Folic Acid, Synthroid,Prednisone, Pantoloc, Singulair, Tramadol, OxyCodeine and extra Strength tylenol when needed,and Zytram.