i am 55 and post meneposal

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I am 55. been through with the change for 14 years. Will hormone therepy help make me just feel better?

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    If you're in the UK karen your GP probably won't let you have a blood test because NICE guidelines state that for women over 50 the doctor should diagnose by symptoms only. It's worth trying HRT though. I took it for a long time and it helped me enormously.
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    Maybe ask your GP for a referral to a specialist menopause clinic? I know the clinic at the Chelsea and Westminster is excellent, as is Gerry Conway at UCLH (he will also deal with thyroid issues).

    A lot of my symptoms of early menopause were missed by my GP - palpitations, fine tremors/vibrations, things tasting different, sore eyes. Though also had classic shot flushes and fatigue, but these weren't recognised for what they were - early menopause.

    The menopause clinic also tend to diagnose on symptoms, only occasionally doing blood tests (for me, anyhow) but they're way less wary of prescribing HRT than GPs.

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