Does taking HRT have any impact on osteoarthritis?

Hi, I have severe bone on bone osteoarthritis in my hip. I'm new hear this is my first post. I'm currently post menopause for 12 months now and I read that the drop in estrogen and collagen has an affect on arthritis so I was wondering if anyone had started taking HRT whilst suffering arthritis and if it had any effect on there arthritis pain at all


  • Poppyjane
    Poppyjane Moderator Posts: 721

    Hello @chrissylee welcome to the online community

    We are here to support you and hope to help with your questions about HRT ,menopause and OA of the hip. We are a friendly group whose discussions and activities create a community to help those of us living with arthritis. I attach a few links which I hope you will find useful especially to the threads about hip pain, treatment, surgery and exercise to help relieve pain.

    Do look round the community , I hope you will find topics that interest you. Let us know how you are getting on.

    Best wishes


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  • Thanks Poppy Jane, interesting article

  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,236

    Hi @chrissylee

    I am not allowed HRT due to migraines with aura, but if you do try it would you let us know if it makes any significant difference for you please?


    Toni x

  • Hi

    In relation to your question about HRT.

    I was diagnosed with having a Pulmonary embolism (blood clot, in my lung), yesterday afternoon. (Monday 29th January 2024).

    After experiencing sudden, debilitating chest pains & breathing problems. Agrovated by lying down or breathing deeply.

    The NHS doctor, suspected it was caused by the HRT, I was prescribed 14 months ago.

    [2 Utrogestan capsules at night for two weeks, then stop for two weeks. Plus two pumps of gel, every night at the same time].

    Despite having had major knee surgery in November 2023 & only being given 2 weeks worth of blood clot resistance tablets.

    I have since discovered that having Ankylosing Spondylitis, means I am much more likely to get a blood clot, than the general population.

    I'm interested to know if anyone has been informed by their Rheumatologist, GP or Consultant, in general or prior to having major surgery.

    About these additional risks?

    I'd also really appreciate any advice from anyone who has had a blood clot, alongside their Autoimmune disease and how it affected you long & short term?

    Thank you