Welcome IComLeavWe friends! (If this is your first time here, you can get the skinny on my story on the sidebar to the right).
I had to update you all about my brain fog that I posted about recently but that's actually been an issue for past four months (ish). Basically I was being forgetful, easily distracted, absentminded, and just foggy. I was struggling to keep up at work and time was just sort of slipping by me. I didn't feel like I had two feet on the ground. It culminated a week ago with a really stupid and monumental slip-up at work and I realized something had to change.
So I started Hormone Replacement Therapy six days ago and I now feel amazing. It's like the clouds have parted and the sun is shining. I feel, for the first time in MONTHS like I can hold myself together. I can hold a thought in my mind for longer than 2.7 seconds. I can remember something that I just thought about 5 minutes ago. I can focus on one thing at a time. I am shocked by how much that one little pill (just 1 mg of estrogen a day) can make such a difference. And to think, I resisted getting on HRT!
My newly established brain clarity is most certainly something to celebrate. I wonder if this will also help my emotional stability, because I haven't had a breakdown in like two whole days. I did find myself bawling when I left a comment on this post from The Infertility Voice a couple nights ago, but maybe the pills hadn't fully "kicked in" at that point.
How about you all? Anyone on estrogen pills that have helped or not helped? How about emotion-wise? What should I expect?