It sounds as if you haven't gone back on HRT--?
Quite the contrary I think, sorry I wasn't clear. I'm on what I call "individualized" hormone replacement therapy.
The very first advice I got after my diagnosis was to take estriol. I'd never heard of it, did some reading (the Phase I trial), decided that the best approach was "balanced levels" of all hormones. I had my hormone levels (cortisol, DHEA, testosterone, estradiol, and progesterone) tested, and based on the test results and physicians advice, now have prescriptions (compounded) for 8 mg of estriol and 500 mg of progesterone.
The only normal hormone level I had was testosterone and I had NO progesterone. My cortisol (stress hormone) was high and estradiol and DHEA were both low.
I've become a firm believer that people with MS (men and women) should consider having normal balanced levels of all these hormones throughout the course of the disease. They appear to have multiple functions in the brain and CNS (several are synthesized de novo there), many of which may
provide some form of neuroprotection to people with MS.
Without clinical trials it's an unknown of course, but I personally think the pre-clinical evidence is pretty good.
Did you ever try HRT? If you did, how would you describe your experience good, bad, indifferent, unknown, other ?