Hi. Sorry to the guys - you can just skip this thread.................
I always come here to get "real life" and professional opinions on things.
Does anyone have experience with menopause/hormone replacement therapy? I ended up going to a gyn yesterday trying to get some help (after 6 years). But apparently, if you don't have insurance, they don't really want to help you longer than 15 minutes. And they just suggest hormones for anything. I've read everything I can out there, which is just more confusing. I had my list of questions and history and everything but I didn't really get any answers. The only thing she suggested was to have a pap smear, which does not have anything to do with menopause. I thought they would do blood tests or something, but I didn't even get any kind of exam.
Anyway, if there are not any tests for estrogen/progesterone, etc. how do you know which one you need or have too much of. I don't like the idea of starting pills that have worse side effects than the problem just to see if they work. What if they don't? I don't know what to do.
I don't want to join a menopause website or chat because they just try to sell their product. If anyone wants to continue this discussion here (with details of my problem) or email me privately, please do. Thanks.