Back in November I mentioned that I am, at the age of almost 35, menopausal. It's all kinds of awesome in case you were wondering.
Today, after having been on the pill to manage my symptoms (hot flashes, mood swings and all that fun stuff) I went to visit my doctor for a follow up.
She asked what she could do for me today. I explained that the pill has helped immensely with my symptoms and that I was doing really well.
Her reply was that we should put me on hormone replacement therapy.
(Insert WTF very loudly in my head.)
I thought that's what the pill was, I said. Well yes, it's a form of it, she replied.
I asked why do I need it? She goes on to tell me that I have probably gone through "the menopause" by now.
(Insert next WTF?)
In six months I am now through the process? And you know this without having done any blood work or test of any kind?
I was blindsided by all of this. So much so that the only faculties I had about me were to decline the hormone replacement and ask to remain on the pill.
Okay, we'll leave you on the pill she says.
I went in to the appoinment, feeling like I knew what was going on and how I was going to manage it. Now, I feel like I have no idea.
What I do know is that I am frightened of hormone replacement therapy. There is so much controversy surrounding it. At my age, is is a good idea?
To say that I am confused and feeling helpless is an understatement. I have so many questions, all which became obvious to me on the drive home. A little slow on the uptake there brain, thanks.
WTH do I do now?
UPDATE: why didn't I think of this? My bro, also a pharmacist, had the same reaction, WTF. He told me to get myself to a specialist, ie a gyno. Of course! It's so obvious. That tells you how blindsided I was.