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Hi. I have posted a couple of time before and always found people advice really helpful.
I was on Livial for a few years until my gyne took me off it six weeks ago after an incident of spotting. He wanted to see how I'd do without it.
I thought initially that I was fine - but now I have a mix of issues and would really value peoples opinion on what is going on. I am 53 and menopause symptoms started about 6-7 years ago.
Firstly, on a positive note, I think my overall mood has improved without the Livial. When I was on it, I often noticed that at the same time very month my mood was really low and I was irritable and depressed. I thought perhaps the Livial wasn't strong enough but I continued to take it as I had no other menopause symptoms.
Two weeks after stopping it I noticed I became really tired, had some sweating (during the day)and felt nausea for a day or two. I assumed it was because I had stopped the Livial 'cold turkey' and that my hormones had dropped so I did nothing about it.
I returned to my gyne for a scheduled consultation to see how I was doing and he prescribed Givigel (oestrogen) and Prometrium (progesteron) to replace the Livial and prevent menopause symptoms as he had checked my uterine lining and it was fine and I am not considered at risk for taking HRT (no health problems or family history concerns).
I decided not to take it though until I saw how I would manage without it. I thought I was doing brilliantly until this past weekend - exactly a month after the last episode - when the nausea, sweating and tiredness returned with a bang and is worse that it was last month! It almost like pregnancy nausea- I am not vomiting but have no appetite and can't tolerate the smell of food!!! Is this normal??? I missed work today as I was afraid of feeling sick, especially at lunch time when other people were eating.
Does anyone else feel like this or have symptoms that reoccur on a monthly basis? Is this even a menopause symptom?
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