Deciding If I should do HRT

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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if some of you can give me your feedback on HRT.  My gynocologist would like to put me on Promtrium 100 mg and Estradiol 1 mg.  I have not had a period for 10 months and had my hormones checked, I am premeniposal.  I sleep 3 hours a night, hot flashes and anxiety with ache muscles.  I am thinking about going on HRT and trying this.  Please let me know if anyone is taking what I have been prescribed and how it worked or suggestions on being on HRT and how it changed you from the symptoms I am having.  My motivation for life has depleated and I want me back.  Thanks so much.

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    Hi,

    I have been on HRT now for over one year. At 49 I started taking Elleste Duet initially but have now changed to Elleste Solo along with the mirena coil. HRT has changed my life and I am now not experiencing any hot flushes, moody swings or lack of sleep so all good there. The only negative I have at this time is low lobido, however that can be for a number of reasons and I am actively trying to resolve that. I have lost over 3 stone and I am much fitter and healthier also. I would recommend HRT to anyone who has menopause symptoms. Live for today and be happy.

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      Thanks so much for your reply. I am thinking the same thing. I do not even feel like me anymore. I am not excited about anything. How do you slept? How long does it take to take effect on your body to see changes?
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    You should notice some improvement within a few weeks if not certainly within a month. 
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    Thanks.... Tonight will be my try on the HRT.... I will follow up how it makes me feel and if I finally in a few weeks will be sleeping.  My skin has changed so much from having beautiful clear skin to irritated, itchy skin which the gynecologist said it is because of premenopause...... Please I hope this helps.
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    If you are concerned about the whole HRT thing you can ask for bio identical HRT which is available on the NHS. I'm 44yo and due to various chronic health issues I've started the menopause. As I'm on so many medications already I wanted to have HRT but one that was closer to the bodies natural hormones, that is where the bio identical HRT comes in.

    Speak to your Dr about the various options as all are available on NHS but very few doctors know that. Do your own research as well as to which ones best suit your needs.

    I started Evoral Sequi 3 was ago and best thing I ever did. Hot flushes stopped almost immediately and sleeping so much better.

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