Giving up before I start

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Im age 46 had not period for 8 month suffering sev Mood swings ,hot sweats weight gain and deppression doc put me Tibolone 2.5 taken for 12 days not doing anything still sweating constant etc. Phoned doc whos never got back etc feel a bit alone wandering if there is something natrual that I could be taking that would deal with sweats and other symptoms and maybe wouldint put weight on if thats poss.

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    Hi Wizard, I know it's difficult and you want instant relief but I think you should keep taking the tibolone and give it a chance

    If your symptoms are severe it may take a few months to fully work

    My sisters been on tibolone for years and she swears by it, I was on it for a couple of months last year but gyno changed me to estradot 25 patch and also utrogestan 100 1xdaily, think I'm progesterone intolerant so my GP told me just to come off it last week

    I've felt terrible anxiety, depression neck even worse now if that's possible ( suffer from chronic stiff neck and dizziness)

    Anyway, GP has given me a prescription today for tibolone which I will start tomorrow, I feel there's less side effects with this, can't remember exactly how I felt on it but defo not as bad as I do now

    It's your call but it's trial and error one thing dosn't suit everyone, I hope you get some relief soon I can totally emphathise with you

    All the best x

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    Hi wizard,

    Top name by the way.

    If you are going to get side effects they are likely to show up within two weeks but the good stuff can take up to three months to kick in with HRT, so I would say give it a bit longer before you give up and hopefully things will improve.

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    One of my acquaintances said her doctor put her on Progesterone for hormone replacement therapy. She said don't take any synthetic or generic HRT meds because the cam lead to cancer. She said she's sleeping better now. I have a doctor appointment in April, and I will ask her about Progesterone. You take a small pill daily, like a birth control pill. Certain foods I eat give me instant hot flashes. I cut back on caffeine, and that seems to have helped. Cut back on your sodium/salt intake to reduce water retention. I tried drinking Sleepytime tea at bedtime to help me slow down. It helped a little. Today I am buying some Centrum Silver multivitamins or something that is for menopause. Hopefully you and I will get some relief from these symptoms. I wish you well.
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    Thank you everyone not feeling so much alone now having everyones help here sure does help. Will keep on the medication and see how it goes thanks again everyone 
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