Anyone Taken Tibolone ( Livial ) 1.25 / 2.5 mg Post Menopause ?

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Hi ladies..

has anyone taken Tibolone  ( Livial) 1.25mg after one year no periods and had good results and quality of life back..

Jay xx

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    Tibolone info ... 


    BMJ Group Medical Reference

    This information is for women who have menopausal symptoms. It tells you about tibolone, a treatment used for these symptoms. It is based on the best and most up-to-date research.

    Does it work?

    Yes. If you take tibolone, you're likely to have fewer hot flushes. Tibolone can also help with vaginal dryness.

    Tibolone is better than hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at increasing your sex drive. But, like HRT, tibolone slightly increases the risks of some serious side effects. In particular, it increases your risk of a stroke, even more so than HRT.

    If you are older than 60 years, the risks of taking tibolone may outweigh the benefits. [97] You need to discuss the pros and cons of this treatment with your doctor.

    What is it?

    Tibolone is a hormone treatment. You can take it for symptoms of the menopause such as hot flushes and a low sex drive. The brand name for tibolone is Livial.

    Your doctor might also prescribe tibolone to prevent your bones thinning (a condition known as osteoporosis).

    Tibolone is made in a laboratory. It affects your body in the same way that some of your natural sex hormones do.

    The good thing about tibolone is that it doesn't stimulate the lining of your womb. This means that if you start taking it at least one year after your periods have stopped, you shouldn't get any monthly periods as you would with some other hormone treatments. (To learn more, see Ways to take HRT.)

    But if your last period was less than a year ago and you take tibolone, you have a high chance of getting a monthly period. So doctors usually give this treatment only to women who have definitely reached the menopause.

    How can it help?

    If you take tibolone, you're likely to have: 

    Almost half as many hot flushes

    Less sweating

    Less vaginal dryness

    Improved sexual satisfaction

    More sexual fantasies and more sexual arousal

    More desire for sex.

    Researchers have found that sex drive increases much more in women taking tibolone than in women taking combined HRT ( oestrogen and progestogen).

    Your number of hot flushes should fall sharply during the first four weeks of taking tibolone. [105] If you were getting eight hot flushes a day before you started treatment, you may get about three on tibolone. [104]

    How does it work?

    When you take tibolone, your body breaks it down into substances that act like your body's natural hormones. This means it replaces the action of hormones that you lose when you reach the menopause. So, you don't get the symptoms linked with falling hormone levels.

    Can it be harmful?

    Part of tibolone's effect comes from increasing the amount of hormones in your body called androgens. Androgen hormones may affect your sex drive, but they also do other things, such as causing hair to grow. So, doctors were concerned that tibolone could cause extra hair growth and other problems, such as oily skin. But the studies we looked at didn't find any good evidence that this is a problem.

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    Hi There do you know anything about evorel conti?, I've been taking it for about 6 weeks now
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      Hi louise 

      no i dont sorry... i am looking at the options ... been researching all day and night ...,

      having a natural meno long blip... had a 10 year natural peri .. and feel i need abit of relief ... 

      think i may go for the Estroil Vaginal Cream  or Ovules ( Ovestin) as it seems the gentle option for me ... i am must meno reached..

      hope your getting on okay with yours.. nightmare isnt it..

      Jay xx

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    Hi Jay, yes it is, I seem to be ok with mine so far, that sound interesting a more gentler option, only time will tell I suppose, I know my mum used to say to me, you must try hrt, it's a marvellous thing you have nowadays, as they didn't have anything like that for the older generation they just got on with it I suppose, she had osteoporosis, I always said to myself I would never go an anything like that and then I read an article in the newspaper about an oestrogen gel, when I saw my dr he said that it's better to have oestrogen and progesterone together so that you don't get cancer of the uterus and that's when he mentioned the patches, it's strange isn't it, all of us women are going through the same thing, maybe it doesn't hurt to prolong our youthfulness for a few more years, I don't know, but good luck too


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      Hi Louise

      i do have to be ultra careful as i had endometriosis in my 30's had that lasered off, got family history of breast cancer with full HRT..

      all my scans and 3D breast scan were fine last monday... 

      my gyno did mention if i felt it was getting abit much to go back as there was this Estriol cream ... which would ease my dryness 😳 and inorove things m doesnt effect the uterine wall etc..

      and protect bones etc... this being the gentle estrogen of the three in my case ..... we didnt discuss it more as i said no..

      but i been stewing on it ... i dont need progesterone with this option as that doesnt suit me at all..

      i dont want all the meno symptoms worse if i stopped it and this quite a calm one...

      so we will see... decisons desperate decisions 😃😃😃

      take care louise.. talk soon ... off to bed now its gone midnight in sunny spain

      Jay xx



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