Elleste Duet 1mg V 2mg

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Hi there - I'm 49 and only just started having hot flushes although I guess I've been peri-menopausal for some time now. I've previously managed with herbal remedies. My Dr has prescribed me Elleste Duet 2mg as opposed to 1mg but I didn't think to ask why? Surely at this 'early ' stage I should've be give 1mg? - Just wondered whether 1mg is generally given before 2mg - was my Dr right to give me the 2mg straight away? - will give my Doc a call but just wanted to put the question out there.... Thanks ladies x

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    Hi thay i would ring and ask just to make sure i was on 2mg from when i was about 54 aswell but now i have come 60 she took them off me and it not nice
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    Hi Caroline, it is usual to go on to the 1mg initially, and then move on to the 2mg if needed at a later stage. The thinking being that you have the lowest dose and if it works, stay with it. I was on 1mg for 9 years with no problem other than getting a wee bit hot at night. I was then put on patches to try and wean me off last year and everything went downhill therafter. After doctors experimenting with various brands, I was then put back on the 1mg which was no longer enough, and a month ago my dose was increased to 2mg, which is better, but I still have some flushing and morning tremors and some anxiety. Check with your doctor and try the 1mg and if it works for you, you should have no problems for a number of years. Enjoy that time.....I wish I had realised and been more appreciative during my peaceful years!
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      Thank you so much for your comment - I was erring about calling the Dr but you have convinced me now. Much appreciated x
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