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  • dmoli01
    For those who have "gone through the change" with menopause, how has it impacted your MS?  Can you tell it's menopause symptoms or simply age causing the changes in your MS?  Currently, what is the "theory" about menopause & MS?  
  • MS_Navigators
    Hello dmoli01,

    Here is the information from our website about menopause and MS:

    Menopause and MS

    The age of menopause onset does not appear to be affected by MS. Some women experience a worsening of their MS symptoms during menopause. And for some, the hot flashes associated with menopause may intensify or bring on MS symptoms. Menopause may make issues with mood, sleep, fatigue, cognitive problems or bladder function more challenging (Kaisey et al, 2018). You should discuss any new or worsening MS symptoms with your MS healthcare provider.

    There have not been any large studies of women with MS using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause. If you have questions, discuss the use of HRT with your gynecologic care provider.


    I hope this is helpful!
    Best,
    Stephanie, MS Navigator 
  • anywhereoutofthisworld
    I haven't gone through Menopause yet but here's an interesting article on it Click here
    I have read up on myself and I think it's possible that certainly it can be more challenging to deal with menopause when someone also has Ms.