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Menopause and Multiple Sclerosis: MS May Not Be Affected, Study Shows

Lisa Emrich Health Guide May 07, 2012
  • Hey, ladies.  Good news.  Menopause does not appear to affect the clinical course of multiple sclerosis, according to Riley Bove, MD, a research fellow at the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  Members of the MS community have freq...

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  • Vicki
    Health Guide
    May. 09, 2012

    Hi Lisa,

    Wow. So many sources, you did such hard work on this. It is good as usual.

     

    Like you, I do not recall that premenopause or menopause affected MS any differently than before. I did not have any expectations, but I had not yet read anything about that possibility. Hmm  

    • Lisa Emrich
      Health Guide
      May. 12, 2012

      Hi Vicki!!

       

      So good to see you.  How are you feeling and doing?

       

      At age 43, I'm so very close to that perimenopause stage.  Things have definitely changed in the female department, but I don't think that it has affected my MS.  I think that any symptoms I may have are normal premenopausal things. 

       

      I remember how my mother...

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      Hi Vicki!!

       

      So good to see you.  How are you feeling and doing?

       

      At age 43, I'm so very close to that perimenopause stage.  Things have definitely changed in the female department, but I don't think that it has affected my MS.  I think that any symptoms I may have are normal premenopausal things. 

       

      I remember how my mother was while she was going through menopause (really only 11-14 years ago).  I'm going through some of the same things just a few years younger in age than she had been. 

       

      A different kind of rollercoaster than MS, but some of the same coping skills are required.  :)

       

  • Natalie Ford
    May. 13, 2012

    I have a Mirena IUD and have had an endometrial ablation so that, together, these would stop my cycle because before that I had no regularity of cycle or bleed strength and my MS symptoms were definitely worse whilst I was bleeding and a few days before (but without any regularity of cycle I could never predict this). I am 44 and still pre-menopausal.