It’s time for an HRT alternative
I opened one of the freezers last night and realized I needed to start using some of the strawberries I'd frozen this year. We had such a bumper crop! I could make jam and can it, but I think I'm going to enjoy some smoothies, I have strawberries, blueberries and peaches in the freezer that need to be eaten before next year's harvest.
This spring, I decided to stop take my HRT pills for awhile. I've been on them for three years and it really worries me. I started dropping weight, twenty five pounds in total, but then joined Jim in the RV and it started creeping back on, regardless of the fact that I was walking or biking several miles a day.
I just assumed it was due to my more sedentary lifestyle. Other than my morning walks/runs/bike ride, I sat in the recliner most of the day.
Now I've been home for a bit over a month, and the weight is still creeping up, I've gained back everything I lost. Then it finally dawned on me, right after joining Jim in the RV, I was having killer hot flashes again so started taking my HRT pills again.
Bingo! Yes, it could be pure coincidence, but I don't think it is. I'm going back off the HRT pills and see if the weight starts dropping off again. I've been thin my entire life until menopause, and nothing I do helps.
I want to let the HRT drugs get completely out of my system before I try anything new. Black cohosh does nothing for me, but I'm going to do some research and see what other natural remedy I can find.