Perimenopause - Bio-identical HRT
I am 46 & have been experiencing symptoms of Perimenopause for around 3 years. In February I attended a clinic in London which specialises in Bio-Identical HRT. After having a blood test, it was revealed that I was heavily Estrogen dominant and I prescribed a Progesterone Lozenge (75mg). Almost immediately I started to feel better & I had a period, the first in 7 months. Approximately a month later I started to get really bloated & upon my six week follow up appointment I mentioned this to the doctor & she upped my progesterone to 100mg. My symptoms are now worse, irritable, exhausted & the bloating is so severe & a real worry. I exercise 5 days a week & eat fresh healthy food. I am very concerned by these symptoms & don’t know whether to stop taking & I have read that these bio-identical hormones are unlicensed. Are you able to offer any advice on this & the bloating as it is really worrying me.