Early menopause: can anyone recommend a doctor?
Hello, I recently turned 40 and my ob/gyn has diagnosed me with early menopause based on symptoms and blood testing. My hormones are clearly unbalanced, possibly as a result of doing many unsuccessful cycles of IVF in my late 30s. I am having rare but excruciatingly painful periods, chronic insomnia, hair loss, hot flashes, and intense mood swings. My ob/gyn is pushing hormone replacement therapy. While I think very highly of him, I'm hesitant to start taking more drugs, as my body is still recovering from all of the fertility medications I took in the last five years. Can anyone recommend a doctor for a second opinion? I am already doing acupuncture and seeing a therapist, so I'm open to non-medical ways to manage this transition, but I'm searching for an endocrinologist, integrative doctor, or other specialist experienced with menopause who can advise me on whether a prescription for hormones is appropriate. Thank you so much for any advice you can share.