I am sorry it took me so long to respond to your post. I have meant to be quicker.
I was diagnosed with FM in 1999 but had the symptoms at different stages of intensity for many years, since 1987. They think my FM was triggered by physical trauma.
It took so long to get an accurate diagnosis I didn't believe the Dr. at first I thought Fibromyalgia was a wastebasket diagnosis to get me to leave the Dr. alone.
I know for me I am highly sensitive to all medications. I have a great Dr. since I moved to CA. and he is very up to date on FM. My surgery caused me to have a pain flare in my hips, knees, ankles and feet. I donít think I am having a harder time than others with the hormone issues, it just seems to be a balancing act and I havenít gotten there yet. Plus stress affects the hormone issues and as I am sure you know they definitely affect FM symptoms.
I donít take anything specifically for FM I tried the antidepressant route for a year but didnít get much relief.
I also have hypothyroid and take medication for that. I think the biggest thing after the surgery for me was getting my energy back. But I have been reading on this site since before my surgery and I think that is a problem for many of the women and canít say the FM affected it.
I donít think you will find the hormones make anything worse; they actually seemed to help my symptoms to a small degree.
I hope this helped you somehow.