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LemonyLemony Posts: 32 ✭✭

Hello is there anyone else out there in my situation. I’ve been prescribed the wrong HRT I’ve been on it 8 months. I thought I was going out my mind having really bad thoughts. Falling out with my beloved best friends been very emotional. And just this week had a scare with my smear test. All is clear apparently it is connected with been given the wrong HRT

I feel they will be better off with out me in their friendship group. I don’t know what happens to me its not all the time that’s what I can’t understand. I love them but something snaps. I apologised this morning but feel I just have to cut myself off to save this happening again.

thank you for ready Lemony

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  • Julie20Julie20 Posts: 334 mod

    Hi @Lemony

    Ok firstly your friends do need you. Explain to them how you are feeling and I guarantee they will understand.

    What you are feeling is due to your hormones being upside down because of the wrong HRT.

    Have you been back to your GP regarding this ? They shouldn't leave you 8 months without another appointment (usually after 3 months) and a blood test to see how you are coping on the HRT you have been given. It takes a long time to get the doses correct and no 2 ladies are the same when it comes to HRT. It can take a few different changes in medication and a variation of doses before it's correct. Once you are on the right one you will start to feel so much better.

    If you haven't already done so you need to get back to the GP as soon as you can and start again.

    Keep me updated x

  • LemonyLemony Posts: 32 ✭✭

    Hi Julie

    thank you so much for the reply. I saw a gynaecologist on Friday. I had the camera in and a polyp removed. He said this was due to the high dose of estrogen I was on and which had courses the flood.

    mom very nervous of going to the doctors now they gave me a years supply and 2 more boxes just over the phone. I asked if I needed a review. The receptionist said they would call me back they didn’t so I called again and she said that my prescription had gone through to boots.

    I feel stupid I never research this patch like I did my first

    x

  • LemonyLemony Posts: 32 ✭✭

    Sorry for the typos I’m on my phone without my glasses x

  • Julie20Julie20 Posts: 334 mod

    I've never heard of any GP giving out a years worth without checking that the dosage is correct.

    If I were you j would ask for the GP to look at it again. If you haven't collected the prescription then you are entitled to change the HRT that you are currently taking. The chemist will just put it back in to distribution.x

  • LemonyLemony Posts: 32 ✭✭

    Thank you Julie for the reply. The nurse did look back through my notes to see which doctor had done this. She said they will have to have an internal enquiry into how this errors been made.

    I am seeking my own advice on the matter. We’ve already had a meeting with the practice manager. x

  • Julie20Julie20 Posts: 334 mod

    That's really good that the surgery are taking it seriously and not trying to brush it under the carpet.

    I really hope they sort it and you get the correct dosage and medication soon as this is very wrong x

  • LemonyLemony Posts: 32 ✭✭

    Hi Julie

    I hope they do I don’t want another women having to go through what I’ve been through and thinking it’s normal.

    The doctors called me the morning after my smear. I missed the call, called them back no one new who had called me. Obviously I was panicking even more. I called again 4 hours later still they didn’t know who had called me. My husband called them very annoyed that’s how we come to go in and see the manager. On the way in a lady from the doctors called me and said she had called me because the nurse who did my smear had filled out the form for a larger hospital in the city instead of one more local. She then proceeded to tell me that I had spoken to her colleague on the phone that morning and changed it to the hospital nearer. I never had that conversation and said if you look back through your transcripts it will prove it.

    in that meeting they were not aware I had been given the wrong HRT obviously the practice manager was a little stunned. This clerical worker then proceeds to tell me I was told to come off it because I was going to see the gynaecologist. I said no I was told to come off it because it was the HRT that’s given to women without wombs. She didn’t have a clue what she was talking about.

    We defiantly caught them off guard and not informed of why we were there.

    x

  • Julie20Julie20 Posts: 334 mod

    Wow. You did really well by the sounds of it. Looks like they are going to have their work cut out now trying to correct their mistakes. Have they given you a timeframe as to when they will respond to you ?

    Well done by the way for standing up to them x

  • LemonyLemony Posts: 32 ✭✭

    Hi no but a solicitors taken my case on x

  • Julie20Julie20 Posts: 334 mod

    Oh that's brilliant to hear. What is happening now with the medication or is the GP refusing to see you ? X

  • LemonyLemony Posts: 32 ✭✭

    My gynaecologist is seeing me in Jan to discuss options. I’m obviously very nervous about visiting my GP at the moment.

    With my periods been all over the place I’m just trying to find out where I am. Anxiety’s been an issue so I’m seeing a councillor

    x

  • Julie20Julie20 Posts: 334 mod

    It may be worth changing your GP to a different practice if that's possible. Your GP can refuse to see you as it protects both yourself and them X

  • LemonyLemony Posts: 32 ✭✭

    Thank you Julie for the advice x

  • Julie20Julie20 Posts: 334 mod

    Keep me updated and good luck x

  • LemonyLemony Posts: 32 ✭✭

    Hi Julie

    I just wanted to thank you for your support over the last week. You have been amazing, I’m still struggling with all these related issues and emotions are up and down. I suppose this is supposed to be expected after coming off the HRT.

    I met with friends last night and tried to explain and apologise for any behaviour that really hasn’t been me.

    I will keep you updated. Have a lovely day x

  • CameliaLCameliaL Posts: 3

    Hi Lemony,

    I am 52 and started menopause when i was abroad. I was prescribed a HRT which actually removed my symptoms completely. When I returned to UK, my GP prescribed a HRT which didn’t work. Then she tried experimenting, which i though it was totally inappropriate. I asked for a referral to a specialist, which did some tests. In the end she prescribed, a hrt treatment that was meant to help. It didn’t, my breasts started to hurt all the time and i also got headaches non-stop.

    I went cold turkey, but all my symptoms returned and i was struggling big time at work.

    I was thinking to try natural alternatives, but it is very expensive. So, now back to my initial treatment 😢.

    i will be honest, i am very disheartened.

    I hope you will feel better without any treatment. Some are lucky!

    Wishing you all the best.

    By the way, i had a false alarm with a smear test. I had to fly back from Kuwait. It was a very scary experience.

    Take care,

    camelia

  • LemonyLemony Posts: 32 ✭✭

    Hi Camelia

    Do you have a private email I could contact you on to chat? My case is now with the solicitor.

    kind Regards

    Lemmony x

  • CameliaLCameliaL Posts: 3

    Hi Lemony,

    My email is [email protected]

    Camelia x

  • LemonyLemony Posts: 32 ✭✭

    Hi Ladies I thought I would update you in my case with the doctor. My solicitor’s got 3 counts against them. Just waiting to here back from the doctor with there internal report

    x

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