Hrt patches

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Im off to the doctors next week for my monthly battle for my patches, I'm now 66 this year, never had signs of breast cancer and my blood pressure only rises when I walk into the doctors. I'm a happy ,heathy,reasonably fit person,so why do I have to fight.is there anyone else out that as the same problem with their doctors who are happy to put you on anti depressants tablets to cope with the night sweats

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    Hi yes my doc the same when i ask she sed well no i am 61 she sed because of my age but try anti depressants so one day i went to see sum diffrent and she sed yes it up to u i fell better if i was u i would to sum one diffrent see wot thay say good luckx
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      Cheers it's so nice to hear from someone who has been in the same boat. Will be doing that and I've got my letter for the complaints department of the NHS ready . I'm so tired of fighting each month. Hope you get on OK x

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      Hi i feel better now i am back on them when i went to see sum one diffrent i just sed my life and i think we should have a choice at our age .i have to go back on mon and see my own doc so see if i have a fight with if i do will go back to see sum one diffrent good luckx
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      I think all of us should be entitled but what gets me so angry is that these doctors female ones .....haven't reached the stage yet . I wish I could be around when they do lol . So good to talk about this subject thought I was on my own.

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      Have a appointment on Tuesday at 5.30. Listen out for the news.... doctor strangled by hrt patient ......lol thanks for your support smile
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    I too am 66 this year and now find that I need more oestradiol to be free of menopause symptoms (head sweats, night sweats, hair loss, and the rest).  I don't have high blood pressure, but I know that talking while having blood pressure taken makes it high.  So in case, that is what you are doing, button up.  I know it is hard when you want a friendly interaction but now I know that happens, I make sure I don't talk.  I have to remind my husband to stop talking also.

     

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    Hello 

    Just be polite in acknowleding doctor's opinion and say that you appreciate this but you want to continue with HRT for the benefits.  Being on HRT at the right dose is so important so regular monitoring is essential.  I don't know where you are based but it seems that in the UK, GPs do the prescribing.  I go to a specialist gynaecologist who is into hormones as he's also a fertility specialist.  Good luck.

    Lyn

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