HRT withdrawl....Help !

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Hello Ladies,

I am having a terrible last couple of days, I started to wean off HRT Dec16th taking 1/2 tablet every day, I was ok until the last couple of days, now I am anxious, fuzzy head, jittery, and starting to feel depressed.  

Anyone please help....do I continue or go back to my full dose?  I am so scared I will fall back to where I was before starting them.  I was non functioning!!!  Jay if you are reading this I am following your weaning schedule, added a multivitamin, and D3 as blood work came back I was difficient in D3,  no other changes, anyone please help as I cannot think to make a decision will this pass or get worse?  I feel so helpless and scared!

Thank you.  Loretta

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    Hello loretta. Can you remind us why you're reducing your HRT? Is it because you want to or your doctor wants you to?
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      I was reducing it because I have been prescribed it for 6 or 7 years and from all the reading I have done here, I am afraid that the doctor will just stop it on me. I see him in March and I wanted to be prepared to reduce as much as I could before that would (may) happen, I am frightened of being just cut off since I have tried to stop before and I was a mess.  My obgyn doctor prescribes and only recognizes the physical benefits, he doesn't understand the emotional benefits.  My GP who does, retired and I felt comfortable that if he stopped it she would have wrote it.  Am I making sense?

      Loretta

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      Loretta what I would do is keep taking the original dose and see your GP in March. If he says you have to stop or if you make that decision then ask him for a reducing dose and do it in stages with his help. That is what I'm doing at the moment 
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      I felt like you did so I went back to my GP and asked for help with stopping the HRT. It's working well for me. I do get the occasion hot flush but I can cope with it. I'm feeling better than when I tried to do it myself. It's a case of reducing very gradually 
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      How did you begin reducing?  Yes I am on the higher dose.  Up until the last 3 days I was just getting minor flushing, and yes I was able to deal with that, but now it's like the gates are open and everything is falling apart, emotionally!
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    Hi loretta 

    i cant help you hun, i have never taken HRT ... 

    so wouldnt know what to tell you ..

    big hugs 

    jay x

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      Loretta 

      my weaning schedule ?  

      I have never given one, as never taken HRT, maybe it was someone else.

      always see a Gyno i say with HRT and Gyno matters ..

      i only share vitamin and supplement info ( what i take) and the estriol ovules for dryness ..

       

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      I am confused 😳

      its not me, i never taken HRT ... 

      But i hope all calms down for you 

      sounds like a hormonal blip,, i get them post meno and not taking HRT 

      big hugs 

      jay x

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      I talked about reducing zopiclone the other day .. And what i did with that, taking half then a quarter etc .. But never HRT .. 

      is that what the muddle is 

      dont know 

      jay x

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      Jay,  I've found my post headed - How to reduce HRT?  You did reply and gave advice on how you reduced another medication you was on.  This helped me weaning off my hrt and I'm now done to taking just one tablet every fourth day.  My doctor said I could actually stop now if I want but I'm still going to reduced even further.  I'm on the lower dose though and think Loretta is on the higher dose??  Probably more difficult to wean off the higher dose.

      Stick with it Loretta, go a bit slower, you will get there :-) 

      E. xx

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      opps  my post was head - How long till I stop HRT?  Period time and head up my *****  sorry!  wink

      Definitely helped me reduce my HRT though - thanks Jay  :-)

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      Hi elaine 

      yeah i remember me saying how i reduced/weaned off a different medication i was on 😄 in general terms 

      glad it helped in HRT terms, weaning with anything has to be done gently..

      or may get side effects and withdrawal if sudden 

      good luck ladies 

      jay x

       

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