Hi goldenmom and welcome!
goldenmom wrote: Did you find anything out from bloodwork? I've just started HRT 5 months ago and seen a jump in BP. However, I'm in the beginning stages of menopause at 49 so my BP had actually been rising before I started but seemed so go down when I first started but now rising. ??
Earlier in this thread one of our members, slacker, referenced a 2006 PubMed article
you might find interesting. It suggests that oral estrogen may slightly elevate systolic BP, while transdermal estrogen may lower it somewhat. But of course, this is something you should discuss further with your physician.
As you’re new here, we recommend our site Primer
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. You can also search our forums for topics of interest to you (such as HRT and blood pressure) by accessing the magnifying glass along the upper right of this page. Our wiki How-to-Guide
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goldenmom, please don’t hesitate to continuing asking questions as they come up,!