I am 55 years old and last menses was in 2010. I struggled with perimenopause for about ten years and was actually glad to finally reach menopause at age 52 because at least there would be an end to the periods. I did not have a hysterectomy.
The hot flashes weren't too bad, but the headaches, dizziness and occasional weakness were miserable, not to mention no libido and no patience. I am also a hypothyroid patient too, which doesn't help the situation any since many of the symptoms can be interchangeable.
Anyway, I was started on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy almost one month ago, using an Estradiol patch, Estriol suppositories and progesterone orally. I have noticed an alleviation of my menopause symptoms such as the migraine headache and hot flashes but since my thyroid levels are still not where they should be, I haven't been feeling well yet. I've heard this can take some time, so I'm willing to be patient.
Here's my question: Has anyone had issues with spotting when starting BHRT? The spotting started two days ago and it is more like the end of a period, nothing bright red. I'm going to call the nurse practitioner tomorrow, but am curious if anyone else had this happen when starting BHRT. If it's simply a matter of my body adjusting, I'll calm down, lol.
The worst part is I've noticed some spotting, nothing like a period, but still enough to unsettle me