Menest, weight gain and anxiety???
Hoping for some additional insight here.
I'm 38. I had a hysterectomy (ovaries removed also)5 years ago after the birth of my third child. Six months ago, I was switched from Climera 0.05 patch to Menest. Wow, have I gained weight since then (17 lbs). And I've been experiencing horrendous anxiety attacks as well. I'm wondering if there is any connection between the Menest and these other unpleasantries.....any thoughts??
My Doctor (gyn) suggested anti-anxiety medication for relief, but if the anxiety is caused by the Menest, wouldn't I be better off finding an HRT without that lovely side-effect?? And don't most anti-anxiety drugs have weight gain and decreased libido as side-effects? I'm already having a hard time "moving and grooving" due to the fact that I'm heavier than I've ever been!
I've discussed this at length with my Dr. and so far she is suggesting that I discuss the anxiety with my family doctor, get used to the weight gain and/or pretend there is not problem.
I would sure like to hear some other opinions and information about this.