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    Old 04-27-2006, 11:06 AM   #1
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    why is hrt not working for me

    i have been on hrt for 5 months to try and stop my peri symptoms, but after they increased my dose 1 month ago i still feel awful and cant function properly, this is really getting me down my symptoms just seem to be getting worse and not better
    anyone any ideas

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    Old 04-27-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
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    Re: why is hrt not working for me

    Is the HRT your referring to, premarin or something similar? I only recently found out that stuff is made from pregnant horse urine. I have just started using bio-identical hormones. They are made from natural plant extracts. I feel better after one month, with more energy. Since what your taking isn't working for you, you might want to check into them.

     
    Old 04-28-2006, 12:42 AM   #3
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    Re: why is hrt not working for me

    thanks for your reply, i am on 1 1/2mg climaval, oestrogen only as i have a mirena coil fitted and dont need the progesterone.
    i am in the uk and i dont know if i can get bio hormones here, i have never been offered it, i will ask my doc when i go back to see her

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    Re: why is hrt not working for me

    The problem may be that you are getting too much of one hormone and not enough of another. Our hormones have to be in balance in order to feel better. That is why a lot of women who take HRT (which is usually only estrogen) end up feeling great for a while, only to have symptoms return. Talk to your Dr. about getting a saliva test for your hormones. There is no other way to know. And since your symptoms have not improved, I would suspect they are out of whack.

     
    Old 04-30-2006, 01:53 AM   #5
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    Re: why is hrt not working for me

    hi katidid95
    i live in the uk and i dont think they do saliva tests here only blood tests, i am going to my doctors on tuesday and i am going to ask for tests for each of my hormones, but which ones should i ask for


    thanks andrea

     
    Old 05-01-2006, 12:16 PM   #6
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    Re: why is hrt not working for me

    The mains ones are estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and DHEA. My first test also did cortisol. Just remember peri symptoms for too much estrogen and too little estrogen, can be similar.

     
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