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I was told by my GP a couple of months ago that i am in perimenopause. It was kind of a relief because for the past 4 years I thought I was going mad. My doctor at the time took me off the combined pill when i turned 40 and put me on the mini pill, about 6 months later i started suffering with really bad anxiety, then panic attacks then fatigue. Over the past 4 years more and more things started to change until earlier this year my fatigue got so bad i felt like i had ran into a wall. I kept going to the doctors but they just kept saying all my symptoms were down to anxiety. I changed doctors and when i explained my symptoms to my new doctor he told me i was in perimenopause. I tested the theory by coming off the mini pill and 6 weeks later the hot flushes started aling with this strange inner tremble. I am 44 and every day is a struggle. I am not the person i used to be. I have no energy and no desire to do anything. I have gone from sleeping 8hrs a night to 5.
I was surprised however that GP's don't seem to know much about menopause. I asked about HRT and although they are happy to prescribe them they don't know much about them.
So ladies is there anyone out there who is currently taking HRT who can tell me if they stop the symptons of menopause including fatigue & anxiety ?
How do you know what levels/strength of HRT you need?
What happens when you at some point in the future come off them, do your symptoms come back?
And if all these symptoms are down to a fall in hormone levels why do some ladies choose to take anti depressants rather than hormone repkacement?
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