How long will hrt take to kick in?

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After months and months of absolutely dreadful hot flushes and night sweats, I bit the bullet and asked the Doc for hrt. He prescribed ellestte duet 1m and when I got over the shock at being charged for double prescription for the tablets I read all info, weighed up all Pro's and cons and took my first tablet. Only on my third day and feeling so much worse. I now feel sick and headaches have become worse. My head is foggy and feel really down in the dumps. Please tell me this gets worse before it gets better. Haven't had a period since September and now full of dread that im gonna get them back, probably when I least expect it. I just want my life back but don't want to risk hrt if it's not going to work. 😖

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    Hi Anita same here I'm on HRT and it has been hard to go on something like this,my Dr put me on a low dose and have been taking it for 3 weeks and it started off OK hot flashes die down now it looks like it stop working it can take up to 3 months to feel the full benefits I'm not sure if to stop it because you can get blood clot and boy scares me if it is making you worst you will have to stop it I have not had a period either only 1 day bleed for the test I don't want them myself to return now I'm heading into menopause and that what HRT can do I heard give you few bleeds we both I'm the same boat.
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      It's awful isn't it.. I to am scared of the risks but hope everything is going to get better. If after the three months tablets it hasn't changed then I might come off them and go it alone. 😏
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    HI Anita,

    I would contact my doctor if I were you, your symptoms sound worse, I was put on something similar but I'm in States, and my symptoms got better after a few days. Yes, you will probably start getting your period, but it's only worth it you're taking the right medicine. Doesn't sound as if it's the right now for you.


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