Energy levels down due to HRT???

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Hello lovely ladies,

I'm needing some advice.

I've tried all over the counter remedies for symptoms and none worked so have been forced to take HRT tablets.

Has anyone noticed a significant decrease in energy and an increase in sleeping???

I have severe M.E. and things are particularly extreme at the moment and am seriously wondering if it’s down to the HRT tablets.

Any comments if you've experienced a decrees in energy or sleeping problems that you can put down to the HRT I would love to hear from you.

Thank you!

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    I took some bio-identical progesterone at the recommendation of a naturopath.  I was exhausted! My energy levels are low during my peri experience, so to feel like I just wanted to drop into bed all the time was not an option for me. I stopped taking it. 

    And, for whatever reason, I was also freezing cold all the time.  In New England in the winter, that was not a bonus. cheesygrin

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    I also have ME and have spent the last 10 months or so REALLY struggling with crippling fatigue, muscle aches and pains, disturbed sleep, the works. Probably the worst I've been since being diagnosed 20 odd years ago. Went on Elleste Solo 1mg (as I already had the Mirena coil) and that, combined with regular acupuncture seemed to help initially, but after 5 months I was back to square one again. I was then prescribed Elleste Solo 2mg and started a daily supplement of B vitamins (as well as continuing with the acupuncture) and things seem to be easing. I'm certainly not as tired / fatigued as I was. Hope you find something that helps x

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      Thanks for that Klp77,

      I am amazed taking a higher dose helped the fatigue!

      I am thinking of just stopping the Elleste Duet 1 mg so you are saying by increasing it your energy went up!

      The only problem I have from Elleste Duet is the fatigue it is increasing it seems rather scary.

      I can hardly put one foot past the other...

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    Hello, I started on Premarin about six weeks ago. It has helped with a lot of my menopause symptons but like you I feel exhaused and sleepy a lot of the time and have low energy.. I too am wondering if this is a side effect..


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