I am a Newbie and this is my first post. I was recently diagnosed with left side small AN (9x5x5mm) just a few months ago. I’m still researching and am currently in W&W mode. Next MRI scheduled in 3 more months.
I am a 51 year old female and have been experiencing cyclical peri menopausal symptoms for years but now the symptoms have become constant and much more problematic. The hot flashes and night sweats are just awful and are disrupting my sleep as well as other symptoms.
I was recently prescribed Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy (Divigel/Estrogen) and (Prometrium/Progesterone) by an Integrative/Holistic OB/GYN MD. She is aware of my AN diagnosis and advised that the timing is perfect for me to begin HRT (I am halfway to Menopause, have not had a period for 6 mos and counting). She advised that the HRT would alleviate my awful hot flashes and night sweats and other bothersome symptoms and allow me to feel better and cope better with the stress of the AN diagnosis.
I really want to feel better and get better sleep, have more peace of mind, etc. It’s bad enough that I also suffer with AN balance issues and tinnitus...but that’s another separate subject!
I am nervous about beginning this HRT program concerned that it may affect the growth of my AN. I would like to research this and gather some feedback first. I am contemplating waiting until after my next MRI which is a few months away.
Does anyone have personal experience and knowledge on this issue? I greatly appreciate any feedback.
Kind Regards to all.