HRT or Not????

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I have been prescribed HRT tonight. I am 47 and had an hysterectomy 7 years ago. I have read up on the web but still a little apprehensive any advise??

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    From past experience I would advice you to get a blood test to see where your hormone levels are and then

    if they are low go see a naturopath who will make you a natural cream containing three hormones that our

    bodies require. Not just the estrogen patch that western medicine hands out as we need three hormones

    not just one and we need natural hormones not synthetic ones.

    The patch ruined years of my life and I am now on a natural cream from my naturopath/ DR I am lucky that

    my naturopath is also a Dr of medicine as he was able to request all the blood tests needed. I had very little or no testosterone which is the hormone that gives you confidence and stops panic attacks etc.... I can think straight, my memory is excellent, I lost weight in my abdomen. I am not tired or depressed. I have spoken to many other women on this cream and they would never look back. I feel like a million dollars and my family have all noticed the change in me. I laugh every day now. hope this helps

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    I was very apprehensive but I feel much better after just 4 weeks on hrt. I am 49 and the hrt stopped 80% of my symptoms within 7 days. Don't be too scared by the bad press as modern hrt is much safer...
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    No Lisa the cream is not on the shelf it is prescribed exclusive to the amount of hormones you need. It is

    then mixed in macadamia cream. Modern HRT is still synthetic and even though it maybe safe it still does

    not have testosterone and progesterone in it so it is not a balanced prescription.

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    Bio-identical hormones which I believe you are referring to are in fact no different to the hrt I am using, except that they are not stringently regulated. Estrogel is derived from yams as is bio estrogen and I am in fact prescribed compounded progesterone although it is chemically no different to micronised progesterone. Testosterone can also be prescribed if levels show it is needed but can be associated with very unpleasant side effects. Whilst a naturopath may have worked for you, it is wrong to I still some sort of fear in people on medication which is just as natural nowadays and has helped millions of people! I thought this site was about giving the very many available options to people not scare-mongering, and in actual fact, naturopathy has not been shown to be an effective treatment for menopause, although I am not disputing that you feel it has helped you! Perhaps you should elaborate on how, and what patch exactly, ruined years of your life!
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