Hi @Una, I'm so sorry to hear!
I cannot give you an advice based on personal experiences, however we've just published a new guide about mouth problems, including dryness, soreness and infections. There are some food tips in there too.
This longer guide also has a fair bit on dry mouth, plus a list of foods that can help:
I'm hoping someone on here will have tips / product recommendations to share!
Keep safe, Blanka x
Yes, feel free to have a look at my page, as there are lots of suggestions for how to help reduce and minimise your anxiety. I also posted a series of videos on my Sole Therapies Facebook page, which give you a different tip for 7 days to help minimise feelings of anxiety. You might find those useful to try each day for a week and see how effective they are?
Thanks for getting in touch.
It would be worth making sure you are not deficient in any vitamins particularly b12 and D as lack of these can cause joint pain and numbness.
If the pain was there prior to your diagnosis I would suggest it’s not related but it would be something I would advise you get checked out so you can get some answers and possible treatment for it.
I lost my hair due to RCHOP for non Hodgkin's lymphoma 2 years ago. My hair started growing almost right away after end of chemo, but seemed like very slowly. I wore my wig for 4 months after end of chemo and stopped once the weather got hot - it was a very short pixie. And now 2 years later it is to my shoulders. I massaged my scalp with Tea Tree & Lavender essential oils mixed with warm olive oil at least 3 times a week from the start. I had read that those 2 oils help hair grow and I thought there was no harm in trying it! I still do that twice a week. I also use Aveeno Baby shampoo that has no parabens or chemicals.
I think loosing my hair was the worst part of chemo!
I have been given beta blockers for my anxiety (not sure what they are called) I’m on 2 a day but try not to take them everyday. If I’m honest they don’t make me feel any different. This anxiety is all too consuming. Sorry I could be of more help. But I do hope your tablets work for you. I have never suffered with it until the menopause I must admit I’m struggling. Stay safe
Hi I’ve just looked up your medication and it looks like the tablets I’m on. I wouldn’t worry too much about the side effects. I haven’t really had any. I just think for me they weren’t that effective in controlling anxiety
Thank you for linking me with Linda GH.
You are taking very good HRT. You are slightly older to still be bleeding but we are all different...
I am pleased your GP sent you for a scan, this is to check all is well. After this do discuss your options with your gynaecologist/GP. Do you need any procedures to stop the bleeding? can they increase your progesterone? Would a coil be better for controlling bleeding and getting your progesterone?
Please do not worry too much... this maybe completely normal for you. You have had the scans it's just waiting for the results.
Please keep in touch and fingers crossed for you.
If I can help again please message me.
Diane Porterfield Bourne.
This article possibly may be of use to answer your question about hair regrow after treatment ends.
wishing you well with your continued recovery. Please get in contact if you need further support.
Welcome to our community!
Mmm, I cannot answer your question unfortunately either. However, I wanted to let you know we have an expert on another community of ours who can answer questions about HRT specifically. She's called Diane, she's a nurse practitioner and has her own menopause clinic.
You can ask her under the following link (on our Menopause Forum), if you like:
Not sure if this helps! Hope you're staying safe. x
Thank you for writing into me on Live Better With Menopause.
Fibroids can be problematic and the extra Oestrogen in HRT can make them get bigger, not for everyone but some people. So do keep an eye on this and discuss with your GP, especially is the bleeding is heavier.
The type of progesterone that has been prescribed normally affects the blood loss, so again your GP will advice you.
It sounds like your GP has prescribed you cyclical HRT. If you hadn't had a period in 12 months they would give you continuous HRT, so yes you would get a period.
I would book an appointment with your GP to clarify all these things, for peace of mind and make them aware of your bleeding.
Have a good weekend.