Last reply 3 months ago
MS and Menopause

Hi, just DX with RRMS (getting used to these abbreviations!) and been offered Lemtrada or Ocrevus, after doing research leaning to the Ocrevus so will email neurologist on Monday. Been reading and reflecting, also aware of the menopause as I am almost 48 (help!) and def going through the periomenopause. Obviously I now have MS and will go through the menopause, how do women in this situation cope? Eg should I look at HRT?

Been thinking too much, need to cook dinner and have a glass of mulled wine to finish off the bottle from Xmas!

Cheers!

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stumbler
3 months ago

@thequietlady , your MS nurse or GP should be able to advise on the merits of HRT.

Hopefully, you will get some personal experiences shortly, as I have no personal experience.

You could also try putting HRT into the Forum Search function (magnifying glass, top left) and see what that shows up.


grandma
3 months ago

Obviously went through the menopause a few years ago, was on Avonex at the time, didn’t appear to have any effects on the ms at the time which was a surprise as I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the same time and was dealing with all those drugs, chemotherapy and nature. Went through 2 years of hell, but didn’t have a relapse, didn’t take HRT. But we are all so different with and without ms, dont worry about what hasn’t happened yet😜👍


jane_watts
3 months ago

@thequietlady

Was on HRT patches no ill effects or interference from or towards MS.
After about 3 years gynaecology advised a mirena, first time for me absolutely no problems.
,,, This was the best decision ever made.
Please don’t worry,
Keep smiling,
Jane 💜


mamawals
3 months ago

I’ve looked up the benefits of HRT on MS and the studies that have been done indicate no benefit. My neuro also advised against going on BC. I asked since pregnancy seems beneficial so I thought HRT or the pill would be beneficial. Maybe do some research and talk to your GYN and neuro about it.


thequietlady
3 months ago

Thanks @grandma, @jane_watts, and @mamawals. Also @stumbler who tries to help us all even though he won’t have experience of the menopause 🙂 You are such a good bloke!

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