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Redrocks

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Slynd
« on: April 06, 2024, 02:49:47 PM »

Anyone else as excited as me about hearing that the drospirenone only POP (Slynd) is now available as the progesterone part of hrt? I was at the end of my tether and this has given me so much hope.
A bit about me, progesterone intolerant, had Mirena in for 3 months now, anxiety through the roof and bv. Evorel conti turned me into an oil slick, utrogestan I couldn't sleep on. I've got my 3 month catch up with GP on weds and really hoping she agrees to removing the mirena and starting on Slynd. I'll be insisting on it in fact 🙂 it's the only progestin I can tolerate, was on Lucette for contraception for 7 years before starting hrt last year.
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CLKD

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2024, 03:05:34 PM »

Hi!  mayB take a list to discuss with the GP?  Let us know how you get on?

 :welcomemm:  browse round.  Make notes ;-)

My anxiety has been eased by 'valium' as necessary during the 1990s followed by 'propranolol' at night.  I've tried Bachs flower remedy mouth spray with success too.
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Redrocks

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2024, 05:14:43 PM »

Thanks CLKD. Yeah I've got it all written down in preparation. It's 100% the Mirena that's causing my anxiety, It's never been an issue for me before I got it put in. I'll try that Bachs flower remedy, it might help me while I wait for the removal 👍
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CLKD

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2024, 07:42:03 PM »

At least with the Mirena it can be removed when necessary.
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Redrocks

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2024, 08:59:44 AM »

Had my call with the GP and getting the Mirena removed next Friday thankfully. Unbelievably she can't prescribe the Slynd, it has to be done through a menopause specialist so she's referred me. I'm not waiting for the appointment though, who knows how long that will be, so I've ordered some online and I'll be starting them as soon as the Mirena is removed. I just can't believe they can't prescribe it through the GP even though it's there as an option.
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CrispyChick

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2024, 07:38:38 PM »

Oh. Where did you find it online to order?

I was interested in trying slynd. Bug couldn't locate it.

Up here in Scotland it cannot be prescribed apparently.  >:(
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Redrocks

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2024, 08:23:14 AM »

Sorry CrispycChick, I didn't get a notification that you'd replied! I got it from a website called The Lowdown, came quite quickly but was expensive at £44 for 3 months supply.
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CrispyChick

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2024, 08:35:50 AM »

Wow. Thanks you so much.

I had looked at superdrug etc but they're not selling it yet.

Have you tried it yet?
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PennyD

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2024, 11:49:45 PM »

I was really pleased too! Had been on Yasmin for years and this was the only prog I could tolerate. After 6 months of feeling like putting myself in the river, I went on a 3 month prog ‘holiday’, as advised to by Newson Health. I was just at the end of that spell and about to try Utro again when the great news came! My own GP (in Scotland) doesn’t know about anything past Everol patches and Newson Health themselves don’t have it on their prescribing list yet. I ended up going to a local private clinic who happily prescribed. I also ordered some off the Lowdown as a back up, but just wanted a doc to tell me it was ok! Started it exactly 8 days ago along with a 50mcg patch and was hit by a bad bout of cold/flu at the same time. Today, I woke up feeling a good bit better physically….but mentally, well I baked a cake, I sipped tea in the sunshine, I called friends to arrange to go out, the clouds are parting, thank god for Slynd!!
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Redrocks

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2024, 07:56:39 PM »

PennyD you've pretty much described my journey so far 😂 2 days (and counting) til coil is out and starting on the Slynd. I have to wait 16 weeks for an NHS meno specialist! Luckily I've got enough estrogen patches to last me that long. So self medicating with what I believe I need basically. Hopefully by the time I see them I'll be able to tell them I feel amazing and they'll prescribe it for me.
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Redrocks

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2024, 07:59:11 PM »

CrispyChick, I've not tried Slynd yet but starting on Friday when I get the Mirena out. I was on Lucette before which is the same progestin as Slynd and I felt great on that, just didn't have enough estrogen! 😃
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Redrocks

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2024, 08:15:16 PM »

CrispyChick, sorry I can't send messages for some reason. Just to say my 2nd time round on cerazette gave me anxiety when it was fine the first time round! Not sure why that happens. I'm also coming down very slowly on the patches from 100 to 50. If I make too big a jump I go crazy so just cutting a little off each new patch 💗
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PennyD

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2024, 11:28:12 PM »

All the best Redrocks, I’m sure it will be absolutely great for you. I think most of us are self medicating and are better informed about this than most of the doctors we are coming into contact with!
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CrispyChick

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2024, 01:05:41 PM »

How is the Slynd going?
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Redrocks

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Re: Slynd
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2024, 07:21:50 AM »

Hi CrispyChick,
I'm loving it! I have no negative symptoms at all and feel human again.
Still waiting on a gynae appt to see if they can prescribe it for me, I can ring them on 6th June if I haven't heard anything by then.
I've just started some slight spotting again, only after exercise, but I'm assuming that's more to do with having the Mirena removed recently than the Slynd.
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