Hormone Replacement

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Interrelationship of magnesium and estrogen in cardiovascular and bone disorders, eclampsia, migraine and premenstrual syndrome (1993)
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8409107/
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Ah pleased to hear it! Sorry it's been roasting here.....yikes
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I'd heard! Hope folks have come thru all right. My entire Canadian family is over your way just now :)
In other news, had an appointment Monday. Not a complete win, but I think a good step in prep for this Friday. Otherwise, this week is absolute crap - need to turn things around if I can!
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Good luck with that - of course you can turn things around. Try the Amy Cuddy postures!

Must be a system shock for your Canadian family. We had rain today - just a little but what a relief - and it's slightly cooler thankfully. Phew.
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lol i had to look up Amy Cuddy hahaha
yeah this week just feels like straight up relapse. #4 by my count. boo! i liked MS better before these started.
i just noticed this abstract and thought of you :)

A Personal Prospective on Testosterone Therapy in Women—What We Know in 2022
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4426/12/8/1194/htm

some choice tidbits in there :o

hope all was reasonably well today, on your side of the pond!
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Seems like I may have found the right specialist!! So excited for this experiment.
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Ah good to hear you have found that right specialist! How did it go?

Interesting paper - thanks. It touched on something I forgot which we ought to flag here - that HRT helps prevent Alzheimer's - something I heard in a podcast. Note that this is a recent discovery. I shall find the link and come back here. The study was prompted by higher rates of Alzheimer's in women.
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it went really well. expensive, and i'm still a bit skeptical of some aspects, but i am thrilled that she will consider stepping outside the box, and will entertain the idea of joining me on this latest learning curve. :)
i'll be looking forward to seeing that research link when you find it!
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Ah good news!

She's a neuroscientist - Dr Lisa Mosconi

One of the published papers on her website - can send you the podcast too. There are others (https://www.lisamosconi.com/)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34108509/
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thx, will check it out!
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so i did have a look, but need to go back and read again.

in other news, the HT ball is really rolling now. tomorrow is next-level go time!
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it 'begins'! :D
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Menopausal symptoms and hormone therapy in women with multiple sclerosis: A baseline-controlled study
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 482200606X
"Improvements in vasomotor, depressive, and insomnia symptoms observed during one year of MHT are encouraging and suggest that larger placebo-controlled studies of MHT in women with MS are warranted."
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Hi JL

So here I am having picked up that earlier in this thread you mentioned being on a thyroid hormone. Sorry I didn't see that before :(

I did a search and found this thread again because some blood tests done this week came back ok except my cholesterol was above 5. But on looking closer I see my T4 has been falling and TSH is high. Both are still within the range but it would explain the extreme tiredness I am feeling, and also the cold.

How is your treatment going? Has it helped you?
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Re: Hormone Replacement

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Hi Jaded!

i have a few hormone prescriptions going now. it's hard to say conclusively, but i think i feel better in a few ways but it's harder to see progress in others. please forgive any repetition in the following.

one of the earliest was the armour desiccated thyroid 30mg/d. i was surprised that new specialist had ordered the test, not having had any particular symptoms that pointed that direction. when i first saw my results all were normal, but tending to hypo. my TSH looked a little above ideal with T3 and T4 a little below.
after a couple of months on the rx, everything was on track. my numbers actually looked a smidge 'hyper' to my layperson's eye, but the specialist was pleased and did not adjust the dosage. the T4 was up to 13 pmol/L, and the TSH down just below 1 mIU/L.
my next follow up appt is in january. so far, i have no complaints about desiccated thyroid.

For other hormones it hasn't been as easy to move the needle with the lab results. i'm being as diligent as i can, trying to remain patient, and hoping for good things!

most recently, I tried an OTC sublingual melatonin spray for the first time. subjectively, 1mg seemed to work like a charm :) here's hoping for at least some more good subjective news with everything else!
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