Am really struggling and things seem to be just getting worse!
After increasing to Elleste Duet 2mg from 1mg 6 months ago, all my debilitating symptoms disappeared and I had never felt so well , I couldn't believe how I felt (hadn't felt like that for over 2 years). There was a slight hiccup though, in that 3 months in, when I was on the progesterone days I started to get anxiety and started bleeding 3 days into it. Asked to try Femoston 2/10 after reading it was a much friendlier progesterone - stayed on this for 3 months, but immediately all my menopause symyptoms returned with a vengance, tiredness to the point of exhaustion, muscle aches, headache, constant fuzzy/disorientated head, ringing/pulsating in my ears, my hair has gone so thin and dry, sudden hot flashes leaving me pouring with sweat and feeling faint. Strangely though, when on the progesterone days the symptoms were not as severe.
On speaking to my GP, she suggested going back onto the Elleste Duet 2mg - now back on the Elleste, but still experiencing all the symptoms - for some reason the 2mg is no longer working for me.
My GP is on holiday at the moment, but I felt so desperate and went to see another GP a couple of days ago - she basically told me that 2mg of HRT was the maximum dose I could be prescribed in tablets and patches. She said we could try an alternative route to see if it had a better effect, but when I mentioned that my symptoms were not so severe when on the progesterone days she said that maybe we should try a conti HRT and has prescribed Kilofem. I can't start this for another couple of weeks until I have had my bleed.
Have read some info in the internet about low progesterone actually causing some of these symptoms if the oestrogen and progesterone levels are not balanced - could this possibly be the reason why my HRT is no longer working?
Am also panicked by the thought that 2mg HRT is the maximum dose!
Any help or advice would really be appreciated.