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Team Rest Less Posted 9 months ago
Questions about HRT?

Hi all

Further to our menopause event during the summer, we are really pleased to let you know that we are running another menopause focussed event on the evening of Wednesday 20th October.

The event will be with My Menopause Centre again so your questions will be directed to Dr Clare, a registered menopause specialist, GP and co-founder of My Menopause Centre.

Please comment below with what you’d like to know about HRT and the menopause and we’ll make sure that Dr Clare covers it on the 20th.

We will confirm exact timings for the event in early October.

Team Rest Less

13 replies
    • Deleted User 21st September 2021 at 12:30 pm

      Weight gain does hrt make this worse

    • Deleted User 21st September 2021 at 12:33 pm

      Should hrt stop the hormonal heacaches.
      Why do I still get hot flushes and sweat before a period whilst on hrt.

    • AW 21st September 2021 at 1:13 pm

      Are you ever too old to start HRT and does it help to strengthen bones?

    • Shazzeroo 21st September 2021 at 2:23 pm

      Hi I’m new to HRT and whilst I’m overall pleased with it. I didn’t know I needed it until I was on it! The only thing that gets me down is the ‘periods’ again, as I get all the symptoms. Is it something we just have to put up with, or have the coil inserted?

    • Dorothea 21st September 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Both before and after radical hysterectomy in February , I experience a week to 10 days of crushing misery where I am unemployable and unliveable with. I start off craving sweets, have 3 or 4 moments when I am scared I’m going to die (as in aware of my own mortality, not suicidal), get very pedantic in conversations, argue, have fits of weeping and so little energy that nothing much household apart from eating, washing gets done. Then I wake up one day feeling great and turn into a normal (ish) functioning human being, whilst those around me are traumatised. Both GP and consultant see it as underlying depression creeping through, though having had depression on and off for years, it doesn’t feel the same. Both before and after surgery (which was a preventative for ovarian cancer) , I was prescribed HRT. It didn’t cure this ‘crash’ before surgery. Can you explain why the doctors think it will now, and if it doesn’t, are they correct in saying HRT is the only solution? I’ve been on 25mg patches of Estradot for 3 months (didn’t help) and am now on 50mg – too soon to tell. I can’t use herbal meds due to a liver condition.

    • Always 21st September 2021 at 4:54 pm

      I have a history of blood clots, DVT and Subarachnoid haemorrhage does this mean that HRT would not be suitable for me?

    • freshwaterfishingwoman 23rd September 2021 at 10:33 am

      I have taken HRT since I was 42. Just over a year ago I had a hysterectomy due to having large fibroids I was 71. I hadn’t stopped taking my HRT other than over the period of having my operation. I have recently restarted HRT in a medium dose. That was too much so have been cutting the patches in half snd will go to a low dose when I’ve used them up. I feel better from the point of view of sleep and bone pain. I have the most horrendous constipation where I have had to be taken into hospital when it got really bad. I struggle to keep regular. I wondered if the constipation was a feature of HRT. I have been constipated for most of my adult life but it is far worse now.

    • Magpie 7th October 2021 at 9:09 am

      Can you get another marina coil put in after 4 years or is that it?
      Does taking oestrogen (gel) help with things like muscle pain, moods and generally feeling unwell. Iv read so much negativity around it , it scares me to start taking it.