Hrt medication

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Could anyone explain the difference between medication for peri menopause and full menopause?

I did discuss with my gp but a very long time ago.

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    Hi clairer, It would take awhile to type it out...depending on your situation, age, how close to meno you are, is contraception needed, do you have a uterus, etc. however...If you go on u tube, type in Dr. then Renee. then, find menopause, diagnosis and treatment options vid. Very informative and factual information. Also, another good source is Dr., last name Siebel. Again, fact based information,I am in early meno myself and just started HRT. Best of luck to you!

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    Perimenopause, or menopause transition, begins several years before menopause. It's the time when the ovaries gradually begin to make less estrogen. It usually starts in a woman's 40s, but can start in her 30s or even earlier. Perimenopause lasts up until menopause, the point when the ovaries stop releasing eggs.

    Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience as they age. The term "menopause" can describe any of the changes a woman goes through either just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period.

    Both are different stage so medicine prescribed will be different too. Hope this can help you.

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    Hi, I'm in peri and often for peri they will just put you on a low-dose birth control pill to manage symptoms. However they may sometimes use natural progesterone supplements. In most cases your progesterone drops first so you don't need extra estrogen. Sometimes women can get a spike in estrogen right before menopause as well. In peri you usually have low progesterone and then in general your hormones aren't stable (up and down), hence why some docs believe in birth control to manage it. Tho from my experience your body can still do it's own thing, even on birth control. In menopause my understanding is you still often need supplemental progesterone and or estrogen in various forms, pills, suppositories or creams. But it depends on your symptoms and levels. Also once you hit actual full blown menopause, estrogen can become dangerous so that sort of supplementation is trickier. For menopause you can actually see an HRT specialist doctor but when I asked about it for peri, they said "no you can't do that for peri" you have to just go to a normal OBGYN. Not sure why. I think it's all a guessing game for them either way. Sadly 😦

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    Great info, will check out recommended web sites

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