Menopause

Graftman

Junior 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!
Thanks Wendy! Your advice definitely sits right with me....she just hates meds but at some point when you feel bad enough your willingness changes. Getting older sucks! Just when you get the means to start doing what you like the body starts to make a fuss!
 

Dr JIM

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?

Have these issues been discussed with her physician?
 

Graftman

Junior Member
We are just in the process of getting hormone panels....my experience in Canada is that our physicians are not as forward thinking as their U.S. counterparts when it comes to aging and hormones.
For example my doctor will only test my TSH (I take .112mcg synthroid for 20+ years)
and prescribed me TRT (Test E 200mg/ml 1ml/wk)
He refuses to test estrogen levels as "thats for women".
Hopefully her new doc is better...we know her and shes younger so hopefully that helps.
 

Dr JIM

Member
We are just in the process of getting hormone panels....my experience in Canada is that our physicians are not as forward thinking as their U.S. counterparts when it comes to aging and hormones.
For example my doctor will only test my TSH (I take .112mcg synthroid for 20+ years)
and prescribed me TRT (Test E 200mg/ml 1ml/wk)
He refuses to test estrogen levels as "thats for women".
Hopefully her new doc is better...we know her and shes younger so hopefully that helps.

And your doc is CORRECT w few exceptions bc the risks of TRT may outweigh the benefit at higher TT levels.
 
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Graftman

Junior Member
And your doc is CORRECT w few exceptions bc the risks of TRT may outweigh the benefit at higher TT levels.
Hi Dr. Jim
Im not sure I understand what your saying.
I am on TRT (not my wife) and I am also taking Synthroid for hypothyroidism (partial ablation when I was a teenager).
My complaint is that I would like more test done to improve how I feel (Ie. T3, free, estrogen, shbg ect.) and he will only test for TSH and testosterone.
I get the government here is coming down on docs for the costs of diagnostic testing and also plugging the system up with unnecessary tests, but once a treatment is chosen I feel its only responsible to get the right info to make adjustments.
Any way my point was Id like her to get a more thorough review of where shes at than ive gotten
 

rpbb

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Higher energy, fat loss, better work outs etc. But it's very complex and age dependent and lots of other things
 

Toni72

Member
Hello, my wife has 2 problems, fybromialgia (pain) and menopause (increase in fat weight) loss of libido, we started hgh meditrope 1ui the evening. Do you have links or info for solutions? I thought 1hgh morning and evening 1 + 10mg testoE week and 20mg primo week, please we are 50 years old and still need to live well, @mands and all the members with the knowledge for helped us are appreciated. Thank you.
 

mands

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Hello, my wife has 2 problems, fybromialgia (pain) and menopause (increase in fat weight) loss of libido, we started hgh meditrope 1ui the evening. Do you have links or info for solutions? I thought 1hgh morning and evening 1 + 10mg testoE week and 20mg primo week, please we are 50 years old and still need to live well, @mands and all the members with the knowledge for helped us are appreciated. Thank you.
Make sure you get her IGF-1 levels checked at 1 iu. Most women don't convert exogenous GH as well as men do. They sometimes need a littler more so not sure if 1 iu is enough.

Test could go up a little as well. Maybe 15 mg a week and I would look to a doc for recommended doses on estrogen/progesterone pills as well. No need for primo at this point as @rpbb stated.

You just really need to get her hormones back up and normal and she will be feeling better and drop some weight while eating good and training.

mands
 

Toni72

Member
@mands,
Thank you very much, 2 units in the morning and 1 unit in the evening 2 hours before sleeping is good? 15 mg or 20 mg testo u 1x a week is good? Estrogen progesterone pill . .. Hgh meditrope, testo u hilma, estrogen progesterone pharma. I understood well ? Excuse my english google, thanks
 

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