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Three months ago I saw a gyne doctor about if I could go back on HRT. I'd been on it for 3yrs 6 mths and had to come off due to having fibroids. I weaned off and in January of this year I had finished the HRT. However, I struggled with various peri symptoms and that is why my GP sent me to see the gyne for his/her advice.
My first appointment was with a lady doctor (not the actual Consultant but one of his team). She advised me against going back on the HRT but did offer me the Mirena Coil for heavy periods. I found this rather strange as it's still HRT and thought it would encourage my fibroids to grow bigger. Anyway, the lady doctor was very negative and I came away feeling annoyed that she didn't offer me anything else. She even said I wasn't menopausal!!!!
My appointment today was with the main man - the Consultant. He was quick to ask how I am and said I could go back on HRT (low dose) if I felt better on it!!! Total opposite information to that given by his junior doctor! I told him this and he said I probably had fibroids before I went on HRT and so long as I was scanned every 6 months to check my fibroids hadn't grown then I could re-start HRT! I also mentioned the fact that as many ladies have said on here......HRT postpones the menopause. He disagreed with this and said that I could still go through menopause despite taking HRT. My own body would produce hormones and my overies still work even on the HRT.
So........I'm now totally confused. What am I supposed to believe?
I've been free of HRT for 8 months, last two periods have become lighter. I know I'm not ovulating as I could tell when I was (without going into detail). Must admit I felt LOADS better on HRT......no longer needed anti-depressant, felt energetic (now I always feel lethargic) lost weight (have put on over a stone since finishing HRT) and the list is endless. The only thing it didn't help was my hot flushes! But I've not found anything that helps the flushes.
Any suggestions ladies? I'd love to go back on the HRT but I've come this far....naturally, do I stick with it?
Can't believe the conflicting information from both doctors!! Doesn't give me much faith in the NHS to be honest :0
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