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Hi People

Ive been given HRT patches. Been on them for just over a week but I don't feel any different yet.

In the past I've been on 10 mg of amitriptyline due to my husband getting cancer and passing away. I've been off the tablets for 7 mths.

since coming of the tabs I've suffered from limb pain, poor concentration noise irritates me  etc to where we are today just starting the HRT.

Because of my lack of motivation with the gym,running and the fact I'm really struggling to gather myself daily and it's showing the fact that I'm not fine particularly to my I give the HRT more time or go back on the tablets? 

I tired of trying to be the normal me if that makes sense.....I put pressure on myself to acceive as normal's becoming a vicious circle, plus I'm waking up at night heart racing out my chest panicking. It's brief and I talk my self down but I don't know what I'm panicking about ???!!!

advice would be great


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    Hi deb

    I would say persevere with the HRT.

    I was beginning to see good improvement from about 2 weeks in. It is quite subtle to begin with. I was still getting some symptoms it just seemed not quite as often or as bad as they had been.

    I'm into 9 th week now and much better regards depression and anxiety. Although I Still get it a bit it's going away again after a while.

    I've become more like I was early peri when I first began to get symptoms having them for a while and then a few days feeling remarkably normal.

    They say give it 3 months to get into your system.

    With those heart symptoms mine don't seem as strong or last as long, heart does a flip flop like early peri instead of palpitations going on long enough to make me think I need help.

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      Thankyou Zigangie for that I'll persevere then. I don't want to go back on the antidepressants but you just end up feeling so desperate to feel normal again so to speak.

      My heart races too. Sometimes at night when I'm asleep my heart races that much it wakes me up.......and I feel anxious on waking. I talk myself calm then go back to sleep, it's unpleasant at the time.

      Are you going to get your palpitations checked out ? 

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      Hi Deb,

      Yes I have had the palpitations looked at a couple of times.

      I have Wolf - Parkinson - White syndrome anyway which is an electrical abnormality and it causes palpitations.

      The odd thing is it doesn't stress me as much as meno related ones where you feel so anxious as well.

      There is a big difference for me, meno ones usually come with a horrible edgy feeling.

      The other I know it's likely to happen because my heart feels strange a few minutes before then the palpitations are very real 200 + beats per minute and laying for down for a while is needed.

      I don't know why I find them less scary as it is a real and worrying problem with sudden cardiac death a possible outcome. I find it really odd but the meno ones freak me out more.

      I take magnesium or bathe in Epsom salts a few times a week as apparently it is good for your heart. It's supposed to be good for insomnia too but it doesn't work for me.

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      Hi Zig

      Blimey!! I've just read about wolf Parkinson's.

      I know what you mean about the palpitations relating to meno. Even after my racing hearts woke me up for a few seconds I don't know what to do with myself but then I just talk myself back down. Just tired from disturbed's all a pain

      Day 11 on HRT 


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      Hi Deb

      Hope that over the coming weeks you notice some improvements in symptoms.

      I think my anxiety is much better. I had the hygenist today and normally stress and worry that it's going to hurt.

      Nice and calm today even in the waiting room and she was half an hour late seeing me. I didn't really think about worrying until I was in her chair. Very much like I used to be.

      I also didn't think and worry about it last night even though I couldn't sleep.

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