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Very interesting reading all the letters.
The problem is that conventional HRT contains oestrogen and progesteron - and maybe some of you like me cannot tolerate the progesteron part of hrt - therefore we have been offered Livial.
When i started it there were not a lot of trials and it was just on the market, but now i see that a lot of the symptoms i have seem to be related to Livial. Problem now is that if you come off it and have flushings every 20 mins day and night what do you do? Obviously you go back on the Livial and just tolerate the side effects. This i have done 4 times now as gp can offer nothing else to help the fliushings. I am presuming that there are a few ladies in the same circumstances as I am.
My worst problem is that i have muscle pain related to fibroymalgia/me, and my skin is dreadful (not nice to be in your 50's with acne). Also when i went onto Livial re consultant at hospital derm. department i was told i may have to stay on it for life! as i am not making Oestrogen at the appropriate level needed for health and cannot tolerate progesteron. I had Oestrogen patches which i felt were wonderful, but they can cause cancer problems so i was taken off and put onto the livial.
Anyone else having acne related to Livial? I have now contacted Livial directly and my gp is going to contact them himself and see what the latest trials say about long term problems (over 10 years on this medication).
Oh to be a man and not have all this menopause problems.
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