2 months on HRT patches and already dress size bigger!

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Hi I am new to this, but went to Drs this morning as I have been on Evorel Conti patches for only 2 months and I have already gone up a dress size! I started the menopause at 47 and I am 51 now and still have the mirena coil in place.  My moods have levelled out and dryness below has gone now, but this weight is really making me depressed (which I have suffered in the past with) along with massive, tender boobs. The Dr. said just stop using the patches and no need to wean.  I have read other peoples notices and am so confused.

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    Hi. I started evorel conti patches 6 months ago and I have also gained weight,7lb, mostly around my middle and breasts. I've had to get my larger jeans out of the cupboard! The breast tenderness I experienced at first has now gone. But because I feel so much better since starting the hrt I feel the weight gain is a small price to pay. I've been saying to myself for ages I should cut back on fattening foods and start exercising/walking more so today is the day! The sun is shining and forecast is good for the weekend so let's get out and enjoy it.

    Don't give up x

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      You've made me feel so much better maisie05 lol. I started evorel conti today and have seen a lot of reviews on social media about weight gain. I decided today that I was going to drastically cut down on the sugar and walk more. I wasn't sure it would help (I thought the weight gain would start whether I cut down on sugar or not).

      Here's to no more hot flushes, more excercise and a better sex drive haha xx

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      maisie.  you are on conti evorel patches.  is that because you are post meno?  i was given evorel 50 for first two weeks and then evorel conti for second 2 weeks.  wondering if I should just have the conti instead
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      Hi metamorphed. When I asked the doctor for hrt last August she more or less gave me a list to choose from! She said as I was 57 I must be near menopause and therefore it was ok to have the continuous combined hrt. I had missed 3 periods in the summer. Since starting the patches I have had periods roughly six weeks apart and spotting. So I am thinking it maybe the wrong one for me. I'm still waiting results of a hysteroscopy and waiting for an appointment at gynaecology to discuss the way forward. Me and you have discussed the mirena coil haven't we? The scan showed a small cyst on my ovary and I've now got to have an mri. I'm getting fed up with all the messing about. But I have to say I have felt much better on the hrt health wise and mentally.

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      hi maisie.  Yes, it is a lot of messing about.  I am waiting for the mirena (they want to do it during period, but I have not had one, so left to suffer on in the meantime!!,  will they ever get it??  I need help NOW, don't want to wait).  so that is why I was considering just using the patches.  Now that you say it, I think maybe the oestrogen for two weeks and then the combined prog and oestrogen for the next two weeks is what we both need?  Did you start feeling well on HRT fairly quickly?

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      Yes the waiting is so frustrating. I'm pretty sure I could say I felt better within 2 or 3 weeks. . I was offered the mirena 2 years ago to reduce heavy periods  but refused it after reading of others experiencing spotting, but as that is what is happening to me now I may as well have tried it! 

      It's hard to know what to do for the best. 

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      Thanks hun. Im actually on the tablets. I feel like ive got more energy smile

      I did over 7000 steps yesterday and hoping to do the same today. Onwards & upwards hunni xx

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