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Ooh I don’t even want to think about this. I know if it causes weight gain in some it will cause it ten fold for me (like everything else does). I know that my mom stayed on birth control pills for years past the end of her cycle. I’m pretty sure it was to help with the symptoms of menopause. I wonder if it helps control menopause associated weight gain??

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HRT! (That’s likely what your mum was on too @ShoppGirl.) I was menopausal before my surgery. It was the reason of the sudden 15kg weight gain I had that pushed me to the surgery.

The hormonal flush from the oestrogen released from my fat as I was losing was fantastic. No menopausal symptoms at all. Once my weight loss slowed they came back though. ☹️

I’ve had symptoms since about 2016 & still do. Still have breakthrough hot flushes even on HRT though they’re not as bad as when I’m not on it. And I’m not as ‘feisty’ on HRT. My 82yr old mother is still on HRT - if she goes off it all her symptoms return & you don’t want her feisty! I wonder sometimes if I might end up being the same.

Lots of benefits. Good for supporting Calcium absorption & therefore your bone density. Can reduce the risk of heart disease & strokes too if you start before you’re 60.

Certainly worth a conversation with your GP &/or gynaecologist.

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I know that I will be pushing for HRT when I get there. I think I am having Perimenopausal Symptoms lately, I guess 42 is not too early for it.

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I am taking Biote but since I started this switch in HRT I seem to have stopped my weight loss progress - I am giving it two more months and then start looking at other options. I switched to this form because they are better about testing but there are more supplements and I was actually trying to get away from more pills - I have enough of those to take already

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I had an increase in my menopausal symptoms after I had my gall removed in 2921. We increased my dosage but nothing changed (except a small weight gain) until my GP wondered if I wasn't absorbing them well anymore since the issue started after the gall surgery which also caused a Protein absorption issue. She put me on a HRT patch as a trial. Well, she was right. The symptoms are gone & I’m only on a low dose HRT again.

Malabsorption can be a concern with bypass so maybe ask your doctor if the absorption of your HRT could be being affected. Bonus of the patch is no pills - yay. Just replace the patch every 3.5 days. Oh, & I’ve slowly lost some of the weight I’d gained.

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Well the Biote is a pelleting under the skin. But the doc has me taking all these supplements in addition. I have been almost 25 years post op. I am so tired of popping supplements

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