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Author Topic: Tell us how you cope without HRT  (Read 139515 times)

Taz2

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2013, 06:25:19 PM »

Hi yellowjo - welcome to the forum - lots of help and support on here.

You may like to say Hi under the new members section as well - other members will want to welcome you and your post might get lost on this thread.

Taz x
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yellowjo

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2013, 06:28:15 PM »

Thank you, Taz! I'll take a look at New Members!
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citygirl

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2013, 12:50:11 PM »

my periods ended abruptly about 5 months ago and the symptoms started staight away, i suffered severely with hot sweats during the day sometimes up to 20 and night sweats which would leave me needing to change the sheets and nightwear, i have been taking isoflavanes for a few months and i didnt have any reduction with my problems i became pretty desperate and didnt want to resort to HRT as my family history would most probably stop me from having it, i was at a physiotherapist for a neck problem and as part of the treatment i was given acupuncture, i picked up a leaflet on my way out as there was a GP there that specialised in acupunture and mentioned how it could help with the menopause, so i am now on my fourth treatment, one a week and have had no further hot flushes or night sweats since the first treatment, i can now prolong the period between treatments to see if any symptoms reappear, i have spoken with my own GP who runs her own menopause clinic and she has asked me to keep her informed of my progress, i am not saying it will work for everyone but it has at the moment changed my everyday life, my husband is astonished as i realy was not good to be around, i hope someone else benefits from this.
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Taz2

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2013, 05:24:22 PM »

Hi citygirl - welcome to the forum.

Thank you for posting your experience of acupuncture - it works for some it seems and not for others so it is good to hear positive experiences. One thing I would say though, and hopefully I'm wrong, but hot flushes often disappear when a period is on the way and as you have only gone five months without one this could very well be what is happening in your case. Let us know - it will be really good if the acupuncture has stopped your sweats - fingers crossed.

Have a good browse around the forum - there is lots of info on here. You might like to introduce yourself under the new members thread too.

Taz x  :welcomemm:
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Rowan

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2013, 12:54:15 PM »

This maybe of interest to women who don't want to take HRT

http://www.gp-training.net/pal/therapy/hrtselfhelp.htm

Checkout the rest of the site too.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2013, 12:57:15 PM by silverlady »
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Rowan

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2013, 01:03:59 PM »

Pleased to see you can get  Serenity 20-1 Bioidentical Progesterone  Cream with added Estrogen as well as Serenity Progesterone

Cream on Amazon UK now.

I am having a break from estrogen patch at the moment, well actually I have run out and not ready to  go through the fag of trying to get an appointment at the surgery for another six months of patches. It seems to get harder getting an appointment.

I have the Serenity20--1 in reserve and have been using it for the last week and feel fine.

Here is description of ingredients of Serenity 20-1 for interest.

•Certified Bioidentical Hormone Content
2.34% Natural Progesterone / 0.12% Natural Oestrogen. Each 60g (2.1oz) jar of Serenity contains 1,260mg of bioidentical USP Pharmaceutical grade Natural Progesterone + 60mg of Natural Estriol + 6mg of Estradiol (Estriol 0.11%, Estradiol 0.01%).

•Advanced Liposomal Formula
97% - 100% Absorption. Wellsprings 20-1's advanced liposomal formula optimises progesterone absorption while keeping skin healthy and moisturised in areas where applied.

•Hypo-Allergenic
All natural ingredients Free from common allergens.

This is for ladies wanting alternate suggestions to regular HRT
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fiorinda

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2013, 03:20:32 PM »

Hi yellowjo! Nice to see a fmailiar 'face'. PM me on Fb, we can moan about the meno together hun!! x
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fiorinda

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2013, 03:22:45 PM »

I used sage tincture for hot flushes, it worked really well for me (my flushes have abated for now and my periods seem to be returning at the moment after a 7 month hiatus - this has been happening for the past 4 years or so). Really found the sage very good. It doesn't work for everyone, but it's worth a try!!
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jaydee

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2013, 09:13:10 PM »

Hi Silverlady,
Do you use the Serenity cream in place of taking HRT and does it work as well?   Also, does it carry the same 'risks' as HRT?  Sorry to sound a bit dim but my GP has started making noises about me coming off  hrt.

Thanks
Jaydee
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Night_Owl

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2013, 11:37:24 AM »

Hi Silverlady

I'm also interested to read your post re: Serenity 20-1 (in May).
Are you still using it with good results?
Apparently it's cheaper if you buy it direct from Wellsprings.
I would like to come off HRT - had enough now and the results have never been that great, but worry as to how much worse I'll be off it, I came off twice before and crashed badly.

Night_Owl
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Oct 2018   **came off all HRT**
Age 58, early-ish meno @ 44
Highly progesterone intolerant and migraineur
Past regime: Panay, Long Cycle
Estraderm 25 patch twice weekly
Utrogestan 100mg x 10 nights, v-route, 6 weekly
Vagifem 3 times weekly
Ovestin cream sparingly
Yearly endo scan

Gypsy

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2013, 07:18:55 PM »

I started taking 2000mg of Evening Primrose plus 1000mg of Starflower oil a month ago. I haven't had a hot flush or night sweat since last Friday. Jury's still out, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Taz2

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2013, 06:46:25 AM »

Fingers crossed Gypsy! Are you post-meno?

Taz x
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Gypsy

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2013, 02:51:55 PM »

Barely started the journey, Taz. My last period was in June and I can't really pinpoint when the sweats began because it was such a warm summer - but I knew for sure that they were the real deal by the end of August.
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Taz2

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2013, 03:34:30 PM »

You could be brewing a period Gypsy - sweats often stop when one's on the way. Let us know!

Taz x
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Gypsy

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Re: Tell us how you cope without HRT
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2013, 09:55:16 AM »

Eek! Really? Well, you might be right as I went to bed with very sore boobs last night. I'm away right now and didn't bring my stock of tampons. Bummer if I have to go out and buy more. Oh well, I'll let you know!
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