Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Perimenopause and pain
    LoriRae posted:
    I am in Perimenopause at 47...C-section at 26 and had my tubes tied at 40. the pain is extreme! my doctor does not have any suggestions for the pain except ponstel (pain med). I do not want to do hystorectomy. My mood and hot flashes and so on are there but not unbearable. any suggest a HRT? Please help!
    Anon_6061 responded:
    HRT is an individual decision but it would seem to be worth a try since you're suffering so. Of course, it's not likely to help the pain. Sometimes tubals can cause problems including pain. Do you only have pain during your period? Any excessive bleeding?

    I've been suffering since a hysterectomy and HRT is my "drug of choice" - can't imagine life without it and have no plans to ever stop taking it. But since I don't have ovaries, I find it a necessity. Now if I could only get a uterus transplant to restore my orgasmic ability (and maybe my libido too), maybe I wouldn't regret this every stinkin' day!

    Featuring Experts

    Mary Jane Minkin, MD, is a nationally recognized obstetrician gynecologist, with a special interest in menopause. Dr. Minkin is clinical professor of ...More

    Helpful Tips

    Fact or fiction? Estrogen therapy is an option for all menopausal womenExpert
    Fiction: Only women who no longer have a uterus should consider using esdtrogen-alone therapy (ET). For women with a uterus, the option ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    33 of 47 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the North American Menopause Society website