How long for BHRT to start working ???

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Been in the BHRT for 2 weeks now and have had some ok days with some terrible days too. 

How long should I give it before giving up ? 

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    Hi Lori.

    I was advised that it can take up to 3 months to feel better which in my case is true. The first 2 weeks for me were flipping awful, after a month or so it was less awful and 3 months in are much better. Don't be put off because it feels worse, just try and give it time and it will come, I promise xx

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      3 months ! Bloody hell ! I wake up some days and feel like I’ve been out all night boozing it up when I actually went to bed at 10pm ! 

      Well almost through week 2 arghhhhhh! 

      I know some people said it started working right away and I’m getting so tired of going to drs therapists hormone doctors acupuncture 

      Maybe we should really j let nature take its course and do it naturally . Apart from the fatigue my mood is a bit better considering I feel like hell . 

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    Yes,  I agree that I was told at least 3 months, preferably 5 or 6. 

    I gave the first lot 6 months, then switched brands for 3 months and now just switched again this week... sometimes it takes a few attempts to get the right formulation for your body.

    Hope you (and I) notice good results within the coming months... hang in there.

    AJ. 😊

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      Hi there,

      I had to switch as I got very bad side effects from the progesterone in the first formulation (Evorel sequi), the second formulation patches just did not stick on well at all so wasn't getting correct dosage (Femseven)... now, this week I've just started on a new regime again which, unless I'm allergic to the progesterone again, hopefully may be ok (Evorel oestrogen only patches continuous adding in utrogestran tabs for the last 14 days of my cycle).

      It's a nightmare and I hope I can stay on this new regime!! 

      AJ. x

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      Hi there, 

      It made me feel quite down in mood (which I could've possibly coped with?) but then I started to get a kind of mastitis in my breasts which got worse each month, in the end it was pure agony! I switched brands and after a month it subsided but it took a month to go completely... not nice! 😞

      AJ. x

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      I agree Lori.

      Its very complicated. Even the experts are guessing..Its different for everyone. There are many women out there who swear by it. Our hormones are fluctuating even post menopausal. It a myth that we dont have hormones after 12 months of no period. Ofcourse we do, we are always producing them. Blood tests are only indicators and reflect what is ciruculatin at that time..so ive kind of dismissed all of the testing becasue ive been through it all with no results..

      For me it was an ongoing troubleshooting that got me know where. (i gave it 9 months) I tried many different compounded bio's with a really great lady who tried hard to get it right. 

      I felt awful and weird the entire time. Its like adding to the confusion.

      I gave it my best effort but did not work for me. I think that mother nature needs to do her thing. Im not against antidepressants or anything if it can effectively help a woman who truly needs it. I would take anything if it helped, but nothing has helped me so far.

      so im doing nothing,..

      xoxoxox

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    Like others have said, 3 months is recommended. If you don’t allow enough time for your body to adjust, you may find yourself skipping around without ever finding your acceptable balance.
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