Light at the end of the tunnel

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Is anyone out there symptom free?  I'm 9 years into my last period and still suffer horrendous symptoms or the same as the ladies in the forum, however, no one steps up to the plate and "hallelujah's, I'm done and back to my normal self".  Anyone?  

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    Hi Joanne,

    This is one if the reasons I decided to try the HRT. Ladies like you on menopause sites saying that they still have symptoms.

    Before that I kept telling myself it was menopause not menostop!

    I thought well if I have HRT even if they only let me have it for 5 years and then I have to stop and the symptoms return at least I will have had a bit of a break from them.

    If the HRT continues to be agreeable with no problems I will push to be taking it as long as I can.

    I don't suppose that this is very helpful to you as you have managed 9 years now. But it may help others reading this if they are worrying like I was about trying it.

    I am so glad I did a lot has got better already and I still have 4 weeks to go to get to the 3 month mark and will then maybe try a higher dose for a while to see if it gets rid of some of the symptom that have not changed.

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      I'm thrilled for you!  I'm a high risk for HRT so my GYN did not recommend it; trust me, I almost begged my colleagues at work for their little green pills but I know it doesn't work like that.  smile

      Can I ask what symptoms you are still experiencing on the low dose HRT?  THANKS for responding.

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      Hi Joanne,

      Well firstly I am a bit high risk (cn11 abnormal smear results about 7 years ago).

      After doing some research found out that plant derived HRT is much easier on you so that's what I'm on. (Oestrogel and Utrogestan).

      I still have some aches and pains particularly my upper arms when reaching to the side and horrible putting coats and cardigans on. I still have insomnia it doesn't seem quite as bad as it was and it's a real joy even if I am awake to cuddle up to my husband who is like a radiator also to not be restless and hot.

      I have had a very dry everything. Vaginal is much better but this awful thirst persists (I've been checked several times for diabetes but tests are normal). So I've still got a dry rough feeling tongue and a funny taste in my mouth.

      I am hoping maybe these will get better, some, the dry tongue and thirst I've had for about 10 years now so I have my fingers crossed they will go just may take longer.

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    Sorry not symptom free and 14 years into menopause. Symptoms get better then hormone surge so worse. At least I recognise them and carry a fan everywhere. Some ladies are lucky and a few are not is my take. I guess we are not.
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      Hi hot flushes yes at night and in the day. No meds at all all natural I take vitamin b 12 that gives energy all day so no tiredness. I stopped taking it and ended up tired so went back on it. No anxiety at all. No dizziness never had that could it be a vitamin deficiency? Does this help you are not alone.
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      I'm glad it does get the slow release they keep you going all day. I'm on the go all the time take them in the morning I made a mistake and took one late afternoon and was restless all night. This is such a trying time for all women and not a lot of sound help around so this site is great for advice.
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      500 mg or 100 mg of B12?  It's gotta be better then coffee.  I'm a Realtor so I have to "act like" I'm motivated when all I want to do is hide in bed

      THANKS for your advice!

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      Don't hide in bed life is way too short. Menopause won't beat us. B12 1000ug whatever that means. It's good stuff enjoy . It's nice to relate to others in the same situation.

      I get them from Holland and Barrett if that helps.

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      My post got moderated I think for naming brands.

      There are 2 types of b12

      Cyanocobalamin contains cyanide and your body has to convert it to obtain what you need.

      Methycobalmin is superior and remains in the body longer.

      Also you obtain more b12 by using a patch (I got mine online, use one once a week for 24 hours) or sublingual via a lozenge as a lot is lost through digestion.

      B12 is water soluble so you cannot really overdose on it as any excess is excreted via urine (if you take a lot it turns your urine bright yellow).

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      THANKS Liz!  I do agree with your optimism, it certainly helps and you just made my morning.  I sent this quote to a fellow thread who reached out from India yesterday and is suffering horribly from her symptoms.

        “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”

      ― Maya Angelou 

       

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      Now that is a quote to remember. Im all for positive thinking even though when ur in perimenopause its easier said than done. I will defo say this to myself every day. Been in perimenopause eight years trust me I need all the help I can get smile
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      hahahaha, I've been on this site more then my work.  I love it!!  Here's another quote for Sue.  I sent her a Maya Angelou quote earlier today.

      “God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us - in the dreariest and most dreaded moments - can see a possibility of hope.”

      ― Maya Angelou 

       

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