HRT: Patches or Tablets?

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Hi everyone!

I was prescribed Tibolone Tablets a while ago but never took them due to basically being terrified!  I have returned to my GP as the symptoms are getting ridiculous so she is finally doing a TSH among other blood tests.  I am hoping that will show exactly what my hormone levels are, so she can choose the correct HRT.  If I still have to take Tibolone I hope it is available in patches.  If not, do any of you lovely ladies have experience of any other HRT patches?  ( She did initially prescribe me Fem 7 and only because I research everything, I found out they are not suitable for ladies who havent had a hysterectomy, i.e. me!)  Thank you for reading this x 

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    I don't think it is available in patches but I maybe wrong. Tibilone tablets didn't suit me but some swear by them which shows we all need different things. I don't like tablets so asked for gel which you rub in once a day. Suitable for non hysterectomised women if taken with progesterone too at some point during month. Fingers crossed but suits me so far. Good luck with finding yours.
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    Hi Daisy, like froggy HRT didn't work for me either, my doctor put me on a low dose birth control pill that worked like a miracle to balance out my hormones, But now that I know that there are alternatives, I would rather take Maca which is used to balance out hormones. I took St. John's wort for anxiety. Like you I freak out when it comes to synthetic chemicals in my body. Which is why I only did 1 year of bc pills.
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      If you visit your ob/gyn doc, it is common practice to rx low dose birth control pills when HRT doesn't work. I worked in the field, thus, the percentage of women taking bc pills is low over those who take HRT. But since every body is different, there are alternatives when one method of controlling the hormones doesn't work. Maca seems to work. Have a wonderful weekend.  xx
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