When are you post menopause on HRT

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I'm on a HRT which gives me periods. How will I know if I've reached menopause?

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    My doctor told me when you are on hormones the only way you can tell you are in menopause is either if you stop having periods on HRT or you go off HRT and aren't having periods for a full year.

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      This is my biggest concern with hrt. I am 50 and without a period for going on 2 years. Feeling horrible for years now. Just wondering if hrt is even worth it? Sure would love to feel like my old self again, even if it is going to kill me. Feels like I'm dying anyway. 😢

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    good info x medication for menopause is oestrogen only?? rather than combination meds of progesterone and oestrogen??

    Could blood tests show if you have reached full

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      Actually during menopause your doctor may prescribe either. My sister takes progesterone and is in menopause. As far as blood tests I've had many and the OBGYNs always say they aren't really accurate or reliable as your hormones fluctuate day to day, hour to hour. Sometimes my tests will say I have a while to go before menopause and I'm fertile and then other times they say no, I'm prob in peri. Tho if you are say, consistently low in progesterone like I am, that is real. But when I've asked about a blood test for menopause they say the only test is that you're not on hormones and have not gotten your period for at least a year.

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