I went through menopause about 7-8 years ago. Shorty after I started having to take thyroid medication, and started having problems with restless legs, which has gotten much worse. I also have serious sleep problems and despite walking regularly I continue to gain weight around my middle. My cholesterol is high, and I continue to have serious hot flashes. I ve been reading about hormone replacement therapy and it sounds like I have about every symptom of progesterone deficiency. Is it too late to try it?
If you have an intact uterus, we have to start both estrogen and progesterone. To answer your question, most doctors prefer to give hormone replacement until around 50 to 55 years age if no contraindications.
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