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Hi all,  hope you are well well?

Background here: have not had a period in around 7 months (actually 2 light periods over previous 13 months).   Suffering with flushes like never before, also wired and angry, not like me, snapping at one and all.

I found a box of estradot .25mg patches which I never used (fear of HRT), I confess should not have done, but cut one in half and stuck on arm.

I started to feel weird, however flushes went and during 1 week felt strangely in control, able to string sentences together...however progessing on began to feel low/depressed/hopeless and the feeling gets worse that is until I have to apply another half a patch.  The effects lessen as patch needs to be replaced.

Flushes have lessened, blood sugar levels have stablised, but what gets me is this blessed depression?

I thought in my naivety that depression would be the last thing I would suffer with when using an oestrogen patch?

The exact name of this stuff is Estradot (Extradiol hemihydrate) 25 mg, fairly low dose.

I was just so desparate, I decided finally to give them another go.

Are there any other better transdermal patches out there, could it just be the type of estriadiol..

Sorry ladies, any help much appreciated.

(I probably should not have cut them in half, but i am a total novice when it comes to all things HRT!)


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    You are like me when it comes to HRTs not knowing if it will really work and what medications will work. If they were and old prescription maybe you need a new prescription for them talk to your doctor about it
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    Hi I know how you feel , i got on miniville patches and my o.b told me to use .0.05 , but she prescribed a 1mg so that i could cut in half and it could last me 2 months instead of 1 month since i also take progestorone  and  my Dr`s here in the U.S (not sure where your from ) but that helps the lining of your uterus  from getting cancer , also it helps me sleep so good .. But , yes you can cut the patch ,and remember you always ask all questions and concerns to youer dr. thats why they are there .. and if you dont feel your getting a clear answer , switch to another one . I did , and i`m so...happy now ! im going on my 10th month without a period ..but i also take supplements and raw macca and and helps combined , this is a great forum ,, evryone is so... helpful ,, i thought i was going out of my mind before i came on here ! good luck sweetie and you`ll see you be on the right track soon... 


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    Hi ladies, and thank you for replying.

    ​Prescription was for 2011, even though they are wrapped in foil/etc, that's a point. I will have a look.

    ​I think what intrigued me most is the fact that oestrogen can cause depression in some, i.e. like me.

    ​It may well be that I need a different thing altogether, though keen to stay away from oral HRT mmm..

    I am in the UK and confess where I am, GP service not great.  I am loathed to spend a fortune seeing an expensive specialist as I am not convinced by approach.

    ​I don't know about miniville patches, but glad that they are supplements are helping you.  I have aquired natural progesterone cream to use along side patches, having tried NP cream before it soothing, great affect on mind...howeever acne appeared.

    ​I can't win.

    ​You are so right you really do have to push to see a good doctor, my energy levels are low at present. 

    ​I think raw macca is excellent for balancing/adding to testosterone levels.  Sounds like you are doing well on this.

    ​Ah well, I will try and arrange an appointment to see the gods on high, just to see what they can be offered.

    Confess that I am also considering promensil which contains red clover extract, little else from what I can tell and jolly expensive.

    ​I did buy some red clover tincture other week, but I think I just need to try one thing at a time...

    ​I just wish it was one pill (magic bullet)..

    ​Thank you all for replying, keep well and (dry, weather is miserable here!)



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