Bio identical HRT

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Hi, 

I've posted before on here but I need advice on HRT.. 

Basically, I want to know if bio identical HRT is available on the NHS in patch form?! I need a sequi type approach. I've been researching and researching but seem to be going around in circles... 

I've currently just started femseven (and yes they don't stick well sad which is annoying) but am not sure this is for me... the oestrogen in this patch is the same as the Evorel I have been using for months but I haven't felt much better using it.. I'm awaiting to  see if the progesterone is better as the norethisterone in Evorel just gave me nuclear strength PMT and agonising breast pain. 

I just want to know if anyone has used/is using a bio or 'body identical' regime that has made a difference/alleviated symptoms and is available on the NHS. (I'm 46 and need it for bone health, heart protection plus general menopausal symptoms). 

Thank you in advance. 

AJ (aka madly menopausal hormonal woman)

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    Hi there, from what I have been able to find out, although bhrt is widely available in US, it is not so common in UK and may have to be given out by endocrine consultant. This does make it harder to get but not impossible so keep trying I know I am. Keep well hun and good luck in getting the bhrt patches. XXX
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    Thanks Tina, I'll look into this... or I'll go live in the U.S.!! 😬😉

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      You should be able to get it here but it will initially be from consultant endocrinologist then follow up scripts via gp. This is the route I'm going down at the moment so all I can say is best of british to us both! XXX

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    You can get Cyclogest which is natural progesterone in a pessary form. Its usually prescribed for PMT or women who have repeated miscarriages due to suspected low progesterone in early pregnancy. 

    You need to know what you are asking for your reasons why you want it and a doctor who is open minded enough to prescribe something they didn't even know existed 

    I used to buy progesterone cream Natpro but its expensive and supplies are not very reliable so I did some internet research and took a tube to my young female doctor and get 500mg a day prescribed. Ive been using it for years and years on the fear of "Estrogen Dominance"  I am not even sure that condition exists...the perils of consulting with Doctor Google! 

     

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    Like the others as I understand it bios avail in USA my GP never heard of them so I despaired! A specialist is indeed route to take but will go private route not avail on nhs.uk is very way behind with Meno issues and boy it's a slow journey .

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      Hi hun, dont get me wrong you can get bhrt on nhs in uk but the initial script has to be done by endocrine consultant and it would still be that way if you went private only you would have to pay aswell and hormone treatment of any kind privately is majorly expensive. So as you would have to see endocrine specialist anyway, I'm sure you have paid your NI Stamps so you are entitled to it free of charge. Dont pay for what is rightfully yours at no cost! XXX

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