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Old 04-26-19, 01:28 AM
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Any experiences with Bioidentical Hormones +Ritalin?

Hi gals,

I'm seeking info on a problem I'm having with taking bioidentical hormones (BIH). I've been prescribed BIH here in Australia after seeking them out to deal with awful hot-flushes / insomnia which started at 47 years old. Testing has since confirmed I've been through menopause and based on that I was put on an oestrogen / progesterone mix mid 2018. While the BIH definitely sorted out the night sweats, unfortunately on the twice daily dose I was taking, it was causing me to wake up with dried blood in my nose every morning and also get some bruising on my feet. My doctor had me checked out for the DVT genes and I was all clear there.

Initially I just reduced the dose to approx 1 per day and sometimes 2 x and that was ok. However now the hot flushes happen during the day and I don't seem to be able to hit the "sweet spot" of taking enough to stop the flushes but low enough to stop the blood in nose issue. My doctor told me that she has never heard of this happening before however my health is very good in all other areas and I look after myself pretty well (although fair amount of stress at this midlife time).

My question / what I'm wondering is that the way my health is unique is that I have ADHD and I take methylphenidate. She is not an ADHD specialist so I'm wondering if it might be the MPH interaction that is causing the issue? I've looked everywhere else online but can't find this unique set of circumstances so I thought I would check in here and see if anybody else has experienced this?

Beyond this, I would love to hear how any of your are managing menopause and ADHD. This midlife time is HARD, the gig with ADHD on top is not for the faint hearted for sure.

Look forward to chatting.

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Re: Any experiences with Bioidentical Hormones +Ritalin?

Hi meg- I have no experience with hormones but I wanted to say welcome. I am 44 and just starting perimenopause. I was tested for menopause including a uterine biopsy and there are no official signs of it . But I have all the wonderful symptoms anyway.
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Wishing you an easy journey through the 'pauses Sarah.
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