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hi decided to take low dose hrt not sure if im doing the right thing but dont want to feel old and dry and tierd you know got to fedup stage. so anyways i took my first one today.

im still thinking what have i done should i not take the next one.

how long does it take to start working? will my dryness go away?

will my hair stop falling out? and will i start to feel my energy come

back and not feel tierd. becouse if none of that changes then its not

worth taking . i read hrt makes you fat is that true iv already got weight around my tum from having twins that i cant shift.ibothers me and strokes. i want people to post who take it and how long for and which one they take and if they had side affects and how old were they when they started. im 46 i feel im to you g to start hrt as dr said i can only take it for five years  i just feel my symptoms arnt bad enough to take hrt. not since bei g to see the dr as after seing her i got alot better gosh.

am i bets to just start taking it befor i get in to the full blown meno probs and glide through it gracfully till im 50

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    IM NOT SURE BECAUSE I WON'T TAKE ANYTHING BUT I AM SURE THERE ARE PEOPLE ON HERE THAT DO TAKE HRT GOOD LUCK 
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    I'm 49 and had full hysterectomy this time last year. Doc said go for HRT PATCH and I did. I feel great but weight went on big time. I go swimming 5 to 6 days a week and a odd gym day as well. Can't move the weight. I blame patches. I get odd sweat after swimming but think I would be worse if hadn't patches. I don't know what to do as hate this weight gain. If I go off patches will I get worse. I've take fruit and veg juices I make fresh each morning but evening I crave sweets buns coffee.
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    Hi.  I started an early menopause when I was about 45 and was started on Premique (the higher dose) which I was on for 10 years.  My doctor then put me on Premique low dose Hrt which I have taken ever since.  I have always found it absolutely fine and it took about 10 days for my symptoms to disappear completely.  My worst symptom was really hot flushes and profuse sweating which just wasn't manageable when Iwas working, hence needing to take the HRT.

    I am 62 now and have recently retired so thought I would try and come off this.  My doctor at the time foolishly told me to just go cold turkey and stop taking them completely which I did.  However the hot flushes and night sweats came back so badly that I had to go back on them and am now attempting to come off them really gradually and slowly by cutting tablets in half every other day etc.  I have never put weight on or been dry with the HRT and it did make me feel so much better, but the only downside to this is that coming off them is really really difficult.

    I do hope you feel better if you do decide to take them, as they certainly made a huge difference to my wellbeing and there may be huge advancements by the time you come off them.  Good luck

     

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    I am 58 and have been in menopause since I was 52 1/2.  I didn't have the standard symptoms of menopause, hot flashes and night sweats.  What I did have was constant chronic pain and eventually vaginal atrophy and dryness.  I am in the middle of trying to restore my estrogen and progesterone.  Not an easy process, but hoping in the long run it will provide better over all health.  

    These hormones effect every single cell in our bodies.

    Good luck

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    I started taking it when I was 48. Its going to take a while to kick in. Have you had a full set of bloods done? If not ask for that to be done to see what your hormone levels are doing. It took a month or two for it to start working for me.
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    Good Morning

    Maybe try using a herbal HRT then,  I had ovarian cancer in 2002, and had BOTH ovaries removed and been on HRT since, my doctor has tried me on many different meds, and still I battled on, I was only 40 and now 53 and still on HRT, now trying Peridot patches twice a week, also I take effexor for the depression and enxiety, really helps.  Unfortunately we all seem to loose our hair, and our nails get brittle and your skin gets very dry, Im going to try primose evening oil,  hope you can find some peace.....

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    Hiya im 38 and im takin hrt the last 2 months it wasnt somethin i wanted to take but now im delighted i did.i was havin severe anxiety attacks,night sweats and vaginal burning which i still have a bit and still dont know if its from the menopause or if i have ls for the last yr.i havent put on any weight yet but im slowly startin to feel a bit like myself again thank god.i wish u all the best xx
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    I think you are doing the right thing. Don't worry about the weight it the way you feel and if HRTs are going to help you thats great
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