Premique 0.625mg/5mg tablets Prescribed for newly diagnosed HRT

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Hi I'm 42 & been having a terrible time over the last 2-3 years. Periods had been really heavy (then to nothing for the last 12-months) & persistent incredible fatigue, but the real problems started in Aug 15 with persistent incredible migraines, GP wouldn't listen that I thought I was in menopause & to be fair my FSH was only slightly raised at 12 (18-months ago), saw neurologist who prescribed Topiramate for the migraines & referred to London specialist for chronic fatigue syndrome. Everything just got worse & worse & moods were awful, but I'd had good weeks then really bad, back & forth to GP & after lots of pushing they finally agreed to do my FSH & LH bloods again & guess what? Yep they were in 80 & 25, prescribed antidepressants (?) which I didn't take, another trip back to GP, repeat bloods (to make sure I WAS in menopause) & yet again they were raised this time 84 & 28.

GP has prescribed Premique 0.625mg/5mg tablets but with no discussion, I knew I wanted to start continuous combined HRT but wasn't given any options on brands/choice/dosage - has anyone had any experiences with this HRT or any side effects? All my other bloods are normal so it's not linked to any other conditions & looks like definitely menopause. My tiredness, insomnia, flushes & night sweats are ruining my life at the moment - I need relief & want to know if this HRT is going to help as I can't go through another few months of 'trying' something to see if it helps.

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    Hi Jo. I googled it real quick and it appears that HRT does have both the estrogen and the progesterone, which seems to be standard for women in menopause who still have a uterus. Unfortunately, I don't think there is any way to know for sure if any particular formulation, brand, or even taking the HRT at all is going to restore you to feeling reasonably well without first trying it. So if you want to try HRT at all and you don't have any specific objections, I'd just go with it and see. Yes, I know we were all tired of this mess long ago and want it fixed NOW but at least you have a reasonable remedy now. Just hold on a little longer! Best wishes.

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      Thanks for your comment, was just wondering if anyone had any positive/negative experiences with this particular type. Being told I had CFS for the past 18-months I'd been getting to grips with living with this condition & now I know it's menopause (to some relief) I'm adjusting to the new diagnosis & getting better, my life's been 'on hold' as previously being incredible active/organised/upbeat & social - all things which I am most definitely not now - I was looking for any experiences that other women may have had on this type of HRT to see what I my/my not have to look forward to 😀

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      hi jo

      I am not on HRT, but was given that one first by doctor, which I didn't take.  It was just given to me!  Ladies on here are using bio identical hrt which your doctor can also give you.  I would see if any other ladies on this type of HRT join in this discussion and give you advice.  They use oestrogel and a natural progesterone tablet.  From researching the whole lot myself, these type are more in tune with your body's own hormones and ladies on this forum have had good success with them.  I had all the same symptoms as you and battled it out and now I am much better than I was a year ago.  But, HRT is still an option for me if things go downhill again, there is no way of really knowing and I would choose the more natural HRT option.  I am sure that others will join in and advise you on here. 

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    Jo, Google the medication and read the reviews. Your GP should have discussed all the options and prescribed you bio-identicle if possible. I'm not fond of doctors who don't discuss options with their patients, and want to get them in and out

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    After months of holding off on the HRT I was prescribed, I finally started it two nites ago
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    Hi jo,

    I've just started HRT yesterday ( Tuesday) Ive been given FemSeven 50 patches, Ive got the Mirena coil already fitted and due to be taken out this December, however my option is I can have another fitted after?

    i was given option's by my GP and given paper work all about the risks/ different options etc, I WASNT pushed into anything options were ther for me and gave me all the advice i needed, WHICH makes a change for me.

    i got put off going for about a year as I found most of the doctors rude arrogant and no time of the day for me.......

    im 47 and found for 22months I've been experiencing peri symptoms.....

    mood swings, headaches/ awful migranes etc etc with loads more symptoms. Oh and terrible fatigue!!!!!!!.

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    I'm 43yo and have been dealing with the whole perimenopause symptoms for 3yrs! Yes time after time doctors don't know anything but just diagnose us with depression /anxiety. So they push you off to those meds which I never took nor will help solve my problems. My two doctors I've seen recently obgyn and primary will not suggest HRT to me because it's a natural process that our bodies go through and it will pass! So what I did find out that since it's a natural process the reason why we have major sickness is because of our adrenals! Yes if our adrenal health (hormone) are out of wack (dysfunction from poor diet, stress and toxins in our body) we need to fix that! I believe that because why do some women breeze right through the changes and then some have the worst case of it ?! So that's my suggestion to everyone. So I will see an endocrinologist soon! Prayers lifted to all those affected as I am in pain every single day I am giving it to God to help me through this change! 🙏🏼

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