Need advice on hrt.

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I've been on hrt for 1 month now and my hot flushes that were causing me the most upset have finally stopped. I've suffered most of the month with a really bad back, sore boob's stomach cramps and I still feel tired all the time. This morning on waking, my period has started again which has been non existent for 9 months. I'm feeling quite low at this and now wishing I'd of stuck with the hot flushes. What would happen if I stopped taking the tablets altogether. ??

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    Hi anita. I have been on hrt 2mg tablets an i was so ill . Then the doctor put me on 1mg jell but i was still the same this has been goin on for 6mths since i had a full hysterectomy . So i stoped taken all tablets because like you i was tired all the time .getin headaches an vomiting with them. An still havin hotflushes. And now i feel a bit better put still havin hotflushes so am thinking of tryn herbal ones. My doctor said its my choice if i stoped them .this menopause is not good at all i feel like am fallin apart . A new sympton everyday hope you can sort it out . 😣x
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      Thank you for your reply Tracey, I'm at my wits end today, my period is really heavy and my back and hips are so painful, that I haven't even changed out of my pjs. Up until about a year ago, I've always been so active, but at the age of 48 I feel like I'm ready for the scrap heap. I wish I was one of the lucky ladies who sail through this menopause malarkey. I'm on 1mg at moment. Think I will persevere for 1 more month and if it's still as awful then I'm going back to the docs. I hope you too get sorted with the right tablets. Life is far to short to live it like this. ??

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    Hi Anita. My sister started on the combined HRT over 12 months ago and the same happened to her. I think it was what she called the horrible blue pills gave her symptoms of PMT and then her period.I think she has put a little weight on. But she feels so much better now, stronger and healthier. I'm even a little envious that her hair and skin are glowing! Make sure you keep all your vitamin levels up, maybe with something like menopace, and something like primrose oil for the breast tenderness. Have a massage for the back ache. Maybe keep on them for 3 month and then check back with doctor. Hope you feel better soon.

    I've not been brave enough to try HRT yet but I will if my peri symptoms get worse.

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      Thank you for your reply. I hope I'm as lucky as your sister. Even though I was diagnosed over 2 years ago that I was going through the menopause, it's still early days yet,and could be going through this for another 10 years or so, so I hope that I eventually get sorted with the right tablets. Hope you and your sister get through this with ease too. ??

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    Hang in there Anita - takes a while for the medication to assist all symptoms - two months for me with Livial Tiberlone and almost a new woman - please give it a little longer.

    Take care,

    Louismile

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      Thanks Loui, I'm going to persevere till the 3 months are up then if I'm no better then go back to the docs to see if there is another tablet I can try. Can't wait to feel human again. ??

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    Hi Anita I have been on s month and stop I was OK did not get any worst I guess have not been on it like some people got months and years for it to play havoc with my hormones.it also made me bleed a little nothing much but I didn't want it to bring them back I have not seen them for couple of months

    If you are going to stop it doing it now and not months after ok you will be fine.

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    I agree with Rhino Anita - you need to give it at least 3mths to let your body adjust before you give up on it to give it a fair trial. Keep a diary of symptoms,bleeds, all things bad & good. If you still feel lousy after 3mths discuss with your doc or meno nurse to try a different hrt regimen, there are lots of forms & everybody is different. I have been on estrogel gel nightly & utrogestan 200mg (capsules) since 1/4/16. My mental symptoms & headaches are the most improved. & it has eliminated irregular bleeding I've had for last 2yrs. I am ill with other matters at present, & I think if I hadn't started the hrt when I did, I would not be coping mentally right now. hope this helps a bit. xx

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      Yes looloo, it helps alot. Thank you.?? I suppose it's all been getting to me and quitting seemed like the easiest way out. I hate feeling so low, and my period starting again was the last straw. Pains in my back and hip over the last week have been awful and couldn't even pick up my grandson yesterday. Not done much today to try and rest it before work tomorrow. I hope you are OK too and you get through ur ills at present. ??

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    btw the utrogestan capsules I take days 15-26 of my 28day cycle.
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    I went through the same thing with HRT. The meno symptoms all but disappeared and then after about 6 months the periods started again. I have cysts and fibroids and did have Endometriosis so I stopped taking the HRT.

    The flushes came back but now I manage them with sage leaf tablets and Omega 3. It is not 100% but a lot better than nothing.

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      I did start taking sage leaf before hrt but no joy in stopping the hot flushes and night sweats. I was wakened most nights and was really tired so decided to try hrt. Sorry to hear of your problems on the hrt, it's all so worrying for us women. ??

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    Anita look at alternatives my love.I know sage is very good for hot flushes and i think Menapace do one for the symptoms of hot flushes you can get them in any pharmacy or places like asda or superdrug or off amazon where I get mine also if you have a health shop they will be able to help you.
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      Thanks sue for your reply, I did try sage tablets, and also Clary sage but to no avail. It was a last resort trying the hrt. I was really struggling with lack of sleep and low moods. I will persevere for the 3 months prescription I have then decide from there. Thanks again .😊
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      Anita, when you finish your 3mth prescription, if no better, try & see a gp at your surgery that specialises in gynae or menopause(my own gp is a specialist at my surgery) or a menopause nurse. there are many other alternative hrt formula's to try, so don't be disheartened if the first regimen doesn't help you. I was lucky, the regimen my doc put me on 1st seems to have helped immensly. if you need any more info now or when the time comes to think about changing hrt, just post on here-any menopause posts come up in my email. or if you just need to vent sometimes!!! for the pain you could try some ibuprofen or ibuprofen + codeine over the counter as they're also anti inflamm so would probably be best. i can't take ibuprofen, so i use cocodomol for my "ills" pain, which is an effective painkiller if you can't take ibuprofen. take care of yourself - be kind to yourself while you're going through this too. You're no good to anyone - work or family - if you don't take a step back sometimes & look after yourself first when you need to. ie rest, relax, ask for help when you need it. xxx

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      Thank you looloo for all ur info. I've been on ibuprofen last two days and touch wood the pain in my back has eased off tonight. Praying that when I wake in the morning it won't feel like this morning. Only two more days to work as a school kitchen assistant then I get 8 weeks off so hoping to get myself back on track. By then I will know whether to change my tablets or not.xx

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      That's good timing Anita - the time off. Will give you a bit of breathing space instead of trying to balance work/life /symptoms everyday - you can take one out of the equation for a bit! Good luck, take care, ask for help when you need it, & let me know how you are getting on. xxx

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