Perimenopause/Menopause and HRT Comments appreciated

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Wow, I 've never read about such a controversial subject in my life. I am done with these symptoms, I am no longer me, anxiety has taken over, I have no joy de vivre! My moods are low, I am freezing on the inside, like a shiver through your whole body, then I am ripping my sweater off. I can't think straight, I easily overwhelmed, I had from any social encounter, I hate myself.

Sex feels like sandpaper and everythings is drying up. Try to explain that to your husband, He's got to feel a little rejecting and insecure/ Its so painful I can't do it, I am plagued by urinary tract infections every time we use a lubricant. Or nothing they are just back to back urinary tract infections, lack of estrogen so I've read. My doctor gave me estrace 2mg, I came home and go scrared. I am 50 years old and they say the younger you start the less risks. He doesnt seem to be concerned and says he will monitor me closely. My confusion is when do you need both hormones? I have to revisit him obviously with all my questions? I still have a uterus, no period because I had and endometrial ablation. Then I started to use progestrone cream giving by a naturopath thinking he knows better than my gyne.

What a mistake that was, my anxiety was through the roof, I developped acne, irritable, and I got my period again when i stopped. Great! Oh and the most painful periods in a very long time. Then I reasearch never take progestrone cream alone it really messes up hormones. My god I have to be a doctor. Going back to see gyne with all my questions, feel like I can trust him, and will try the hrt. I can't go on like this , I have to live my life

Hope this helps, my heart goes out to any of you who suffer the sam

If anyone is on hrt and can tell my some great benefits, energy, no more painful sex, Please Please share

4;10 am the insomnia is another problemsad



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    I can only speak from my experience but I've been on HRT patches Evoril Conti for 12 years and feel great and no problems.i was worried initially so cut my dose to half patch twice a week .i have been on this since I was 50 .i went on initially because I had repeated UTIs and since taking HRT have been fine.Did think I should come off but each time I try have sleeping and mood problems .I think HRT is worth the small increase in health risk if your doctor agrees go for it !
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      Hi Jane

      thanks for the reply, Are you in canada, hoping that's availabe to me,

      what strenght if you don't mind, Patches better than pills cause it by passes the liver from what I read. How do you cut patch in half, (silly question) and you change it twice a week? Is that right?

      thanks so much

      very appreciatedbiggrin

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    Hi Nicola - I wish I could give you a big hug! I have heard about a natural tablet called 'Femular', I looked it up yesterday & its seems you can purchase this via an Australian web site, which is what I will be doing! It has been scientifically proven & seems very promising, helps hot flushes, dryness & sex drive?

    I also take each evening 'Osteocare it has Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc & Vir D. The magnesium is good for sleep aid  & B6 100mg which is good for moods (I take this in the morning.

    I worry about HRT as they say when you stop taking them you get all the sytems back again, thats unfair as I thought they would breeze you through it?

    I hope you do get some help from your doctor but do goggle 'Femular' it does sound good?

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    hi Nicole

    why don't you try menapol plus x. 2

    calcium and vit D 

    B6 at least  100- 150mg 

    Vit B eases aches pains and my anxiety just went on B6 its amazing 

    jarrows B12 5000mcg for energy 

    Vit E 

    etc etc 

    look at estriol Ovestin vaginal cream ...just a little estriol the kinder of the estrogens

    the one they say doesnt enter uterine wall and breast tissue ..

    thats my choice ..

    it can be used minimally .. I tried it half the amount and twice weekly ..

    or once weekly .. 

    i am not into HRT at all.. Had 9-10 natural peri and post meno now..

    but this would be my choice of simole gentle HRT as well as all the supplements ..

    it will ease the vaginal dryness ... 

    Jay xx


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      Thanks Jay

      what is menapol plus x 2?

      Health food store supplement

      I am on B vitamins 

      I heard of the estriol vaginal cream, that's one of my questions, this is a prescription right?

      What do you mean had 9-10 natural peri?

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      hi Nicole 

      i dont know where your from..

      menapol plus is a natural peri menopause supplement 

      theres also Estroven Max thats fab i was on that for years ..

      i had a 9 - 10 year natural menopause i meant to say .. 😃

      but ovestin Estriol i will use its the gentle estrogen .. Vaginally ..

      i wouldnt touch Estradiol cream ...  And never oral tablets ...

      Theres also Gynest thats Estriol thats a weaker one ..

      in spain they are over the counter .. Not sure in other countries .

      however i have been recommended this Estriol Ovestin by my lovely Gyno as he knows i dont want full HRT and this is the best option for me a little gentle Estriol estrogen and can be used with just half the amount ..

      theres a plunger you fill with cream its fills to about an inch of cream ..

      i fill to half ( hakf the measure ) and only use twice a week or once a week its enough ..

      also Gynest .. Thats weaker estriol cream 

      jay xx


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      My sister and I had fish and chips last night as she worked late, as in left house at 7.30am and got in at 9.30pm having not finished till 8.45pm.

      Not good for the figure but tasty. smile

      Hope still getting better each day

      Taz xxx

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      Hi Taz 

      yes we have both here .. and burger king..

      i dont like KFC 

      or burger king 

      on the rare occassion i have a mac donalds its always a happy meal for me 

      i only manage small meals .. cant eat loads at once ..

      i eat little and often .. got use to it now..

      i have a big dish of red and green grapes here ..

      jay xx

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      If I do it's the cheesebuger happymeal and my sister has the chicken caeser salad. Wish I could but salad gives me terrible indigestion. Lettuce etc is nice but not on the fifth time of asking smile
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