feeling low today.

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Hi all.

Having a low day today. It's the time of the month and I feel tired, dizzy, anxious and tearful. My last two periods have been abnormal. Usually I start and then am full on for about 5 days but it is now day three and not much is happening. I'm on hrt Elleste duet. Is this normal for periods to go like this on hrt?

Also does anyone get achy ribs and cramp on the side of the ribs?

Sorry but I'm just so fed up with peri.

Helen.

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    Hi Helen

    Oh dear sorry you are feeling like that. I thought that being on HRT was supposed to stop those symptoms. I too am on elleste duet (1mg). Only been on them 5 days so far so no difference noted yet.

    I wonder if you need to higher 2mg dose...? How long have you been taking it?

    Re achy ribs - yep!! sad Keeps me awake at night

    Kind regards

    Karen

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      Hi Karen.

      Thanks for the reply. I am on 2 mg of elleste and generally I am doing ok. I have been on them for three months. It has certainly helped with the joint pain. But when the period hits you really notice the mood change. The other thing I have noticed is that since being on hrt I have had a very painful foot. It is in the heel and it hurts mostly when I've been in my feet for a while. I looked at the side effects of elleste and fluid retention in the feet is the only thing I can come up with. I am going to the doctor on Monday so will mention a few things then.

      I also take vitamin b6 and b12.

      Hope you begin to notice a difference soon.I think you will do as another week or two pass.

      Take care.

      Helen. x

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    Hello Helen,

    Sorry you are having a low day, sounds like a pretty normal day in peri though. I have had mainly heavy periods but there was a month when it was really light, like it just couldn't get started. Best month out of several years. I think its all part of the change. I get cramps more now then I used to. No sore ribs but tons of indigestion and bowel issues. Like you, I'm sick of this! Good Luck and hope your day gets better.

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    I'm not sure as not on HRT but my periods are a bit like that. Some months I miss completely and other times I bleed for 3-4 weeks, a couple of heavy days and the rest just spotting and red/brown sludge 😩 Other months periods are really really heavy.  It's awful isn't it. Xx
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    Hi Helen..I was having the same kind of days..just  low and feeling nervous too. It will pass - I try to re direct my thoughts of nervousness and remind myself they are just feelings and emotions..the more I feed into it the worse it gets so if I don't give it a lot of attention is usually passes. Good luck !!!
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    Hey helen I was wondering do you have the achy ribs and ctamo at nite? Does it ever bother you through out the day at all?
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      Hi Donna.

      I don't seem to get it through the day no. However I was sat watching tv earlier and my right leg started to feel odd around the calf. It didn't turn into cramp but felt like the start of it. My ribs tend to ache at night and I've noticed that my upper tummy under the ribs gets tender too.

      Is this the same for you?

      Helen. x

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      Hi Helen ,

       So far I haven't had that but who kbows its always something. I have bad anxiety and having these different pains naturally makes me think the worst. I'm not the type that goes to the doctor often.

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