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Well insurance wouldnt cover pellets so I started estogen patch and progeserone and my anxiety has gone thru roof and now im messed all up again...when i had bloods done testosterone was very low so im a bit confused on why she put me on estrogen and has done nothing for testoserone?? Goin next week to sit and have a face to face chat with her instead of talkn to nurse on phone all the time...about at my end here..any advice or comments would b great...thanks

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    I've never had HRT due to my history but a low dose of Paroxetine has kept me ticking over mentally as have anxiety and depression but feeling okay for now. Just suffer with back pain pain in joints wee a lot with painful kidney area hot flushes have calmed a bit having starting drinking cucumber water. xxx hope you feel better soon
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    I'm not on HRT but if I were I know my anxieties would be up the roof too. Yes I do have anxieties and I take Zolft and ativan to calm it down the only thing I am on for Hormones is my Levothyroxine for my thyroid 

    I would go off the HRTs if you are having a lot of anxieties and try something else for it. 

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      Thanks Susan...yes im not gunna stay on this stuff ..told husband ill just go back to natural route and deal with it but he is so frustrated because i have such a hard time driving alot cause i get almost dizzy feeling so theres times he has to drive me to houses i clean after he gets off work..Hes very understanding but does get fed up as well as I do...try to drive myself as much as i can but times i just cant....oh well we will get thru it..
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    My friend had the same she could take the estrogen but the progesterone didnt agree with her,she fell to bits when she took it.she has come off HRT altogether.

    Its a terrible thing this menopause.

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    Hi Laurie!

    Ohhhh....I wonder too....too much estrogen can make anxiety way worse. My GYN put me on the patch 1/14 and same thing happened. I didn't need estrogen at all. Made things way worse, I only lasted 8 days on it.

    Then I was given biodentical progesterone to level off naturally increased estrogen and that has  helped with the high anxiety I was experiencing. I rarely if ever now, take the sedatives prescribed in my early years of peri now, thanks to that.

    My insurance covers the Prometrium (no horse urine) as it comes in pill form and even if you don't have insurance, I believe the creams (which I was using, works as well) and doesn't break the bank using them.  

    Not sure why you are on the estrogen. Why not talk to doctor and see if you can try just progesterone and ask about the testosterone as well?

    No need to suffer like this.

    Good luck!

    Annie xx

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