Dr. Hohner, I was put on the BCP in my early 40's for perimenopause. Actually it was called, lo/estrin. When i got closer to age 50, i did have night sweats. At age 50 and 2002, the year that made us all question any kind of HRT. I did stop completely. Never to see a period again. I might add that i did have less and less of one each month on the BCP. & sometimes not one at all. It was a great help! I felt wonderful on them. Full of energy. Infact, at my ideal weight because of this. Once i got OFF, i went right down hill. I was extremely fatigued. All my joints ached & quite stiff as well. I cried non stop & gained a lot of weight. I literaly could not get out of my own way. I wish i never got off. Would it be possible now @ 60 yrs. to go back on the lowest dose again of BCP to help with all this? I am so miserable. No energy, no libido, arthritis is aweful, and very moody. Cannot loose any weight at all. My thyroid has been checked repeatedly. I was told some women could be on low doses all their life if they desire and need it. Please help! Thanks, Angel04View Thread
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