Have to come off hrt

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Hi ladies just been to doctors and was told to come off my hrt as I was having lower back pain and stomach ache, constipation and diarrhea + was still getting hot flushes. Just wanted to know what alternatives I can take do take primrose oil and Starflower oil

Thank you

Paula

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    hi

    i take meno pace plus been on them 3 weeks now and seem ok x

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    Hi Paula how long had you been on HRT and why did the doctor recommend you come off it? Or was it a personal choice to come off? If you were still getting hot flushes that would indicate the HRT wasn't at a high enough dosage.

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    Hi am66 I was on hrt for 4 years the doctor wanted me off them because of my symptoms,and to see if there are side effects I was on a high dose .

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    It should have said to see if my symptoms where sideffect of the hrt

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    Hi Paula

    I think the doctor should look at alternatives for you, rather than just calling it a day. I take bhrt and menopace xx

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    Hi Sassyr I don't think my doctor likes hrt I as getting bad headaches a few months back and wanted me to stop then but after a few weeks I was fine . She said to go to Holland and Barrett to see what they got , I had very bad anxiety when i started 4 years ago and I know hrt helped just hoping it does not come back .

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    I am coming off hrt after 5 years. I have been advised to do it very slowly. There are a lot of foods that contain oestrogen so I'm eating those and also taking a supplement of concentrated linseed. It is no picnic and I feel like hrt was just delaying the inevitable.

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      Hi Tracy what type of food do you eat ? I have a weeks worth of hrt was thinking to take half a tablet . Looking what supplement I can take

      Doctor just told me to stop

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      I was told to come off mine by halving the daily dose for 2 months then taking half every other day for 2 months. I am very surprised your doctor said just stop. Your body meeds to adjust gradually. I eat a lot of different seeds as I cant have dairy but dairy is good for oestrogen.

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    Hi Paula, only do what you think is right. I've spent 20 years avoiding hrt advised by doctors, only to have chronic issues with my thyroid and auto immune disorders. I went to see a private specialist to talk about options, and was prescribed bhrt. Could be that synthetic hrt isn't for you xx

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      Hi Susan,

      Honestly the best money I ever spent. I had an appointment with a doctor who understands the benefits and the options and is really clear about why hrt is so important. I left feeling like I'd really been listened too and for the first time, someone had a plan. Bhrt has been fine for me. Its a little awkward then going back to being under the GP because they genuinely don't know enough about it. I'm planning on paying again next year to have a follow up. If you can, I would ... Apart from anything else , a nice lady made me a hot chocolate with whipped cream while I waited for my prescription! 😃

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