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When to start my HRT

Hello, I've recently been prescribed estrogel -2 application's daily and utrogestan - one to be taken daily on days one to twenty five of cycle.

Since being prescribed them I havent had a period (its been approximately a month) and I've been waiting for my period to start the HRT.

Am I being thick and should I just start it or wait til my period starts? I'm just confused as I have to take the utrogestan on certain cycle days but if I havent had a period how do I know when to start?

Sorry, I'm normally quite level headed but this has got me all confused and I'm not sure what to do.

Thank you for your understanding x


  • Blanka_CBlanka_C Posts: 406 Community Admin

    Hi @Lilylis, thank you so much for your question and a warm welcome to our community! ❤️

    It's great to hear you're getting the help you need to get through this all - well done for taking the first step. I'm not a medical professional myself, however I'm tagging @DianePorterfield-Bourne, our resident Menopause Nurse & HRT specialist in this discussion, she'll be able to give you further advice.

    Oh and don't you ever apologise for having questions or not knowing something, this platform is to ask questions and learn from others!

    Diane will be in touch as soon as she can, but in the meantime, feel free to have a look around / join in any ongoing discussion, or even post more questions. :)

    Take care,

    Blanka x

  • MenopauseorjustmeMenopauseorjustme Posts: 433 Menopause Nurse Practitioner

    @Lilylis . Thank you for posting about your HRT medication. I apologise for not replying sooner.

    I guess the health professional who prescribed your HRT didn't explain this? Are you in the UK?

    You have been prescribed Utrogestan nights 1-25, which is the regime given to women who are no longer having periods. If you are still having periods (even now and then) then you are prescribed this for 12 nights a month, then you have a period.

    Where you still having periods before you started this HRT?

    I would talk to your prescriber; just to double check this regime of Utrogestan is right for you.

    I hope I have helped and I am sorry I didn't see your message until now.

    Thank you @Blanka_C for tagging me in.

    Best wishes

    Diane Porterfield Bourne.

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