Menopause

Graftman

Junior Member
Hey ladies,
So my wife is just entering menopause and shes been thin her whole life. Shes far from overweight but is really down as her metabolism has slowed and she has a bit more weight than she'd like.
Im on TRT which helps males keep the weight down, but the female version doesnt seem to do the same. Any advice from a hormone perspective that she could investigate?
 

Graftman

Junior Member
She does not lift. She is pretty active, but the gym isnt her thing, she prefers outdoor activity.
We ran into her doc yesterday and she told her to come in for a hormone panel so thats a start for sure.
It really seems like its a hormone thing to me...nothings changed other than her age.
I read the link above. Thanks! I feel like she does all that stuff....its weird how women go low on E and get weight gain and other bad effects and when men go high on E we get nothing but bad.
 

rpbb

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Hey ladies,
So my wife is just entering menopause and shes been thin her whole life. Shes far from overweight but is really down as her metabolism has slowed and she has a bit more weight than she'd like.
Im on TRT which helps males keep the weight down, but the female version doesnt seem to do the same. Any advice from a hormone perspective that she could investigate?
bunch of threads in this section on women doing trt
 

Graftman

Junior Member
I saw that now. I posted too quick without researching this forum.
@mands posted some great links a few threads down.
Im gonna follow that thread.
Thanks all
 

Snapcracklesquat

Junior Member
Since I'm probably the only woman in this forum who's actually menopausal, TRT is jumping the gun, by a lot. She may prefer outdoor activities but if she isn't carrying enough metabolically active tissue, AKA muscle, then no amount of test is going to change her body composition.

BC - birth control.
 

rpbb

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Since I'm probably the only woman in this forum who's actually menopausal, TRT is jumping the gun, by a lot. She may prefer outdoor activities but if she isn't carrying enough metabolically active tissue, AKA muscle, then no amount of test is going to change her body composition.

BC - birth control.
My girl is menopausal, is on trt, and trt is alot different than running a cycle. And is incredibally beneficial
 

Graftman

Junior Member
Since I'm probably the only woman in this forum who's actually menopausal, TRT is jumping the gun, by a lot. She may prefer outdoor activities but if she isn't carrying enough metabolically active tissue, AKA muscle, then no amount of test is going to change her body composition.

BC - birth control.

Thanks, birth control pills, of couse! Not an issue Ive thought of in many years!
I appreciate the comment for sure, but I know so many guys who have done trt (like me) who's body composition changed drastically. But I did, like you say, have a good deal of muscle under fat as Ive been lifting for 30 years now.
I wonder if her results are low if her motivation would increase with some exogenous help.
 

rpbb

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Thanks, birth control pills, of couse! Not an issue Ive thought of in many years!
I appreciate the comment for sure, but I know so many guys who have done trt (like me) who's body composition changed drastically. But I did, like you say, have a good deal of muscle under fat as Ive been lifting for 30 years now.
I wonder if her results are low if her motivation would increase with some exogenous help.
birth control pills would be my last choice, chance of stroke goes way up with bc pills and age.
 

master.on

Member
1 Progesterone bloodwork
2 Progesterone cream if needed
3 Bloodwork to fine tune progesterone cream dosage.

A great first step.
 

Graftman

Junior Member
Perfect. Thanks I will have her discuss that at the appt. for sure.
...and I agree rpbb, I have heard that before too.
Well Im off the grid for a couple days...I have a whole lot of Walleyes to hammer!
:)
Thanks folks!
 

Wendylifts

Member
Hey ladies,
So my wife is just entering menopause and shes been thin her whole life. Shes far from overweight but is really down as her metabolism has slowed and she has a bit more weight than she'd like.
Im on TRT which helps males keep the weight down, but the female version doesnt seem to do the same. Any advice from a hormone perspective that she could investigate?

I’m an old broad on trt. Love it. I definitely agree with the blood work and hormone panel as well. Turns out I had NO hormones. At all. Like a Ken doll. Thyroid was also very low. So now I’m on a cocktail of progesterone, trt and thyroid meds and have a new lease on life. I had no idea that feeling ground to a nub was anything other than normal. Have her get checked out and on the right mix for her and she should see and feel some results. While my metabolism isn’t what it used to be (I’m 51) I feeeeeeel so much better. And my body is aight for an old lady. Good luck!
 

Iron Vett

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I’m an old broad on trt. Love it. I definitely agree with the blood work and hormone panel as well. Turns out I had NO hormones. At all. Like a Ken doll. Thyroid was also very low. So now I’m on a cocktail of progesterone, trt and thyroid meds and have a new lease on life. I had no idea that feeling ground to a nub was anything other than normal. Have her get checked out and on the right mix for her and she should see and feel some results. While my metabolism isn’t what it used to be (I’m 51) I feeeeeeel so much better. And my body is aight for an old lady. Good luck!

Is the trt referred to in your cocktail a form of testosterone? If so, what doses did the doc decide on for the trt and progesterone?
 

master.on

Member
@Graftman what about some T3 for your wife?
It should help with weight loss and energy
and both studies and anecdotal evidence says that the thyroid always recovers back to normal.
 
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