Mirena coil and evorel patches

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Anyone else on this combination? I still have terrible anxiety and doom and gloom feelings. Going through a lot of stress at the moment though, going through divorce.......

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    Hi there, how long have you been taking this combination? I dont know about evorel, but i only lasted about 5 months with mirena before i had to have it removed because it made me bonkers with doom and gloom and anxiety.
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    People seem to have completely different experiences with Mirena. A girlfriend of mine and my sister-in-law swear by it and had no problems at all with it. But it made me a shaking, scatty, bloated mess, and when i finally got it removed the gp told me some women just dont take well to synthetic progesterone. Is the evorel a combination of progesterone and oestrogen?
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    Hope you're gp appointment happens soon. I was going through a divorce at the same time and also figured maybe i was just extra stressed. I did feel better psychologically once i had it removed - within about a week i could feel myself balancing out emotionally. And then all the fluid/bloating reduced over a period of about a month. I wasnt taking oestrogen at the same time though - i had mirena fitted on recommendation of gyno to reduce heavy periods, and that was when i was about 44, so a few years back now. (Am now 50). I now take a progesterone pill orally and an oestrogen patch, and feel much more stable,. I was really disappointed about mirena, i always thought progesterone was supposed to be the 'happy, chill out' hormone, but that was not my experience of the coil - became afraid of my own shadow! Good luck, and keep us posted.

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    Good luck with duloxetine. I tried that this time last year and it worked great for pain, but I couldn't sleep either - so had to come off it. Again, I have friends who take it for pain management and anxiety and it works a treat for them, but sleep is something I can't deal with on top of all the other menopause symptoms. I really hope it works for you. Like everything, we all respond to meds differently so hoping this works for you. Did gp suggest you taper off other ssri?

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    Hi Alison, yes i've also just started this combination. What strength evorel are you on? Alot of my symptoms have reduced or stopped but i appear to have gained some new ones, itchy skin been one of them as well as weight gain. I've been on them 6 weeks but i don't know how long it should take to take full effect.

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