Menopause

Discussion in 'Women and Steroids' started by Graftman, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Graftman

    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?
     
  2. Snapcracklesquat

    Snapcracklesquat Junior Member

    May be a dumb question but does she lift?
     
  3. Evom1

    Evom1 Member

    Right... What about her diet and exercise?
     
  4. Graftman

    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.
     
  5. rpbb

    rpbb Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    bunch of threads in this section on women doing trt
     
  6. Graftman

    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
     
  7. Graftman

    Graftman Junior Member

    Just another question...when posters refer to progestin what is the acronym BC stand for?
     
  8. Snapcracklesquat

    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.
     
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  9. rpbb

    rpbb Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    My girl is menopausal, is on trt, and trt is alot different than running a cycle. And is incredibally beneficial
     
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  10. master.on

    master.on Member

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  11. Graftman

    Graftman Junior Member

    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.
     
  12. rpbb

    rpbb Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    birth control pills would be my last choice, chance of stroke goes way up with bc pills and age.
     
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  13. master.on

    master.on Member

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

    A great first step.
     
  14. Graftman

    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!
     
  15. Wendylifts

    Wendylifts Member

    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!
     
  16. I live by the maxim that you're only as old as the girl you feel - or in your case, dude. ;)

    Congrats on finding a cocktail that makes you feel well!
     
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  17. Iron Vett

    Iron Vett Member

    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?
     
  18. Wendylifts

    Wendylifts Member

    Yes. 20-30mg test/week and 100mg progesterone nightly. Helps with sleep.
     
  19. master.on

    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.