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I'd really appreciate some help please as from what I've read online, I'm worried my doctor has made a mistake.
I'm 52, going through the perimenopause and just recently had to start taking contraception and beacuse of my age, it had to be the mini pill (Cerazette).
The main symptoms of my perimenopause that are affecting me badly are the tireddness and anxiety. I already take anti-depreesants but would liek to eventaully come off them (have had episodes of depression since my thirties) but anxiety just appeared with the peri.
I did lots of research online and found a recommendation by Prof John Studd to try bioidentical hormones as follows: Oestrogel daily along with Utrogestan for the first 7 days each month (to protect the womb I believe).
I took the article in to my doctor and she has prescribed oestroegel for 7 days each month and says the progesterin of the mini pill will provide the progesterone. Has she got it wrong? I've read elsewhere that the mini pill does NOT provide enough progesterone to protect the womb while take oestrogen.
Another alarm bell went off when I went to collect the prescription (oestrodose) and the pharmacist said that one is hardly ever prescribed! Or should I just trust that the doc knows what she's talking about?!
Any help will be much appreciated :-)
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