As if Lizze doesn’t already have enough on her plate, it appears she’s become allergic to her hormone patches. These patches are meant to help mitigate the symptoms of menopause.
Over the last two weeks, she has begun breaking out in a painful rash at the patch sites.
We’re waiting to hear back from her specialist at the Cleveland Clinic as to what we should be doing. However, she has discontinued the patches until otherwise told.
She wears a single patch and changes them every Wednesday and Sunday. She moves the replacement patch to a new location. What’s happening now is that each patch is leaving a welt on her skin, that lasts long after the patch has been removed. In fact, all the welts are still present at the time of this writing.
I don’t think this is anything serious and is a known side effect but it’s just weird that this side effect should start six months into treatment.
The downside to discontinuing usage is that her menopause symptoms have gotten worse.
Hopefully, we’ll hear back from the Cleveland Clinic on Monday and figure out an alternative treatment for her. The cards life always dealt her are not in her favor but she’s a fighter and I’ll make sure we figure this out.
My heart breaks for her……..
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