Prior to beginning HRT, both my husband and myself, were experiencing lack of energy, issues with sleep, irritability and loss of sex drive. This was happening for myself years prior, due to a hysterectomy and removal of my ovaries at age 32. So my early 30’s were especially frustrating – hot flashes, brain fog, loss of energy – I was one cranky mama! I was on oral replacements, but it really never felt completely managed. Our marriage was extremely affected, with my husband’s lack of testosterone, and we had actually filed for divorce! Our moods were all over the place. I’m happy to say, we toughed it out, sought marital counseling, and began HRT after his doctor discovered his testosterone level was barely existent. Is life perfect? No, but this is one area that can be managed well – when we feel better, we do better.