I am 50 and last year I stopped taking the birth control pill April 2021. I had been taking birth control for 26 years. Since stopping the Pill, I went through significant hair loss for six months – 1 year. I am getting my period but it is all over the place understandably.
In the last three months, I have been experiencing significant stiffness and pain in my joints. I do have arthritis and osteoarthritis and was diagnosed when I was 29. I have always had issues around achy joints etc. I have experienced attacks such as being in so much pain, I am unable to walk. I have read that Estrogen is an anti-inflammatory.
I also have no sex drive.
I want to start HRT to help. Does anyone have any feedback on their experience or what worked or didn't work for them?
I do have an appointment with my family doctor in July.
I look forward to anyone with any information to help me through this.