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Flossieteacake

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Re: HRT--good or bad?
« Reply #1230 on: September 07, 2023, 11:39:47 AM »

Mad hot flushes tired moody at the minute researching best thing for me tried all the health shop stuff I had complete hysterectomy 2017 and have been having hot flushes since but just lately anything I do I feel like I just came out shower wearing clothes doesn’t help I be in shorts unless I’m out somewhere I’m reluctant to take hrt due to allergies to a lot of medications since I lost my daughter my dr is male and doesn’t really listen so I’m researching everything myself there will be a lady dr starting soon so I want to have my research done before I go to her any advice ladies all advice wlecome I just turned 40 so six years of this

Hello Angelrobin and welcome to the forum. If you start a new thread then you are likely to get more replies.

As your DR is not understanding about this, you could ask him to refer you to an NHS menopause clinic as they will have the knowledge to advise you.

I am so sorry you lost your daughter. 🫂
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Dorothy Gale

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Re: HRT--good or bad?
« Reply #1231 on: September 14, 2023, 08:52:56 AM »

I'm feeling utterly hopeless re HRT.

The hundreds of continual threads on here of you all having awful times on it...in whatever form......

Makes me just feel I give up.

I'm so intolerant to meds anyway....and so ill....I couldn't cope with all this awfulness you all seem to experience and the continuous tweeking and trying and misery.

My life has been totally ruined by this beast
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Ayesha

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Re: HRT--good or bad?
« Reply #1232 on: September 14, 2023, 09:15:45 AM »

It's not for everybody that's for sure but you will only see the women on here who do have a bad experience and it probably does feel like a lot of bad experiences. But there are women who will be fine on it once they get the balance right, it is all trial and error.
I went on HRT just to ease hot flushes, I came of it after five years as like you, I am so intolerant of meds.

I hope you get the balance right for you, Dorothy!
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Dorothy Gale

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« Reply #1233 on: September 14, 2023, 10:50:14 AM »

Thank you Ayesha x
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Joodle

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Re: HRT--good or bad?
« Reply #1234 on: October 16, 2023, 03:49:32 AM »

I’m in Melbourne Australia and recently saw a menopause specialist which I’d highly recommend for anyone wanting to know the risks and how to do hrt safely. Don’t just go to the gp. She asked about my medical history risk factors. There is no increased risk unless you have those, and use plant based estrogen ie (I think) bioidentical hormones. She said there is risk increase if you use synthetic hormones and also if you have other risk factors ie high blood pressure, heart disease, history of cancer, diabetes etc. She’s told me to do a pelvic ultrasound and a bi lateral mammogram & hormone level blood test to establish a baseline which I really like. I think she said the gel is best, i can’t remember why. I can’t wait to start on it and sleep again and get rid of the interval vibrations and my increased arthritis pain due to terrible sleep! Just thought I’d share because there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of consistent information on this topic. Good luck all.
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Marsal7878

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Re: HRT--good or bad?
« Reply #1235 on: November 05, 2023, 03:36:13 PM »

I'm feeling utterly hopeless re HRT.

The hundreds of continual threads on here of you all having awful times on it...in whatever form......

Makes me just feel I give up.

I feel exactly the same since starting I've felt so ill so after 8 weeks stopped it completely I'm near 2 weeks off it but still feeling very up and down anxiety is not good and just want to feel better.
Did you stop the hrt and if so how long before you felt well again
Thanks


I'm so intolerant to meds anyway....and so ill....I couldn't cope with all this awfulness you all seem to experience and the continuous tweeking and trying and misery.

My life has been totally ruined by this beast
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Elaine90

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Re: HRT--good or bad?
« Reply #1236 on: December 16, 2023, 07:29:15 AM »

Good or bad ? - Both

I've found a lot of physical benefits, but at the moment the bad outweighs the good as it's totally messed up my sleep cycle, and when I cut down, it's like being back in my early post-oophorectomy days (headaches, night sweats, palpitations, agitation...) - all the symptoms which I'd got over with years ago are now back, worse than before. It's left me feeling destroyed.

What concerns me is that all the articles about HRT that I've seen in the mainstream media are one-sided. It's always a positive story about how HRT has given someone their life back and how wonderful it is. Good for them, but HRT clearly isn't wonderful for a lot of women. Essentially it's advertising, but not labelled as such. And, it makes it even harder for people to be understanding about what we're going through, because they say 'oh, just have some HRT then...'

I'm thankful that this forum gives everyone a voice
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fiftyplus

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« Reply #1237 on: December 16, 2023, 12:10:21 PM »

I am sitting on the fence with this one ... I am 55 - 2 years post meno and have gone through all the other symptoms - the only and imo worst symptoms I have now are low energy, low mood and no libido.  My gp has given me evorel conti and I haven't started this yet as I would like to feel a lot better but I don't want to start this and then start to feel worse than I do already .. I so hate this time of my life ...  and for the 1st time at the age of 55 I actually feel quite depressed
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Firebearer

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« Reply #1238 on: December 29, 2023, 04:08:07 PM »

Good. Very good. Started it due to troublesome symptoms (the whole range - as advertised!). Taking it for bone health, brain function and to control symptoms. Erratic bleeding a bit of a pain though.
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