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  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/798/hrt-patches Hey @Kazza123 I found this for you https://www.zavamed.com/uk/hrt-side-effects.html I had a few side effects to start with on the patches - some bloating, PMT like issues an…
    in HRT patches Comment by Kaz October 10
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/795/am-i-going-mad Hello @Bex77 First thing to say for sure - you’re definitely not going mad! I remember feeling exactly the same. Work was awful. Teenagers and their hormones. Elderly pare…
    in Am I going mad? Comment by Kaz October 9
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/792/severe-dry-itchy-virgina Hi @Bernie55 Welcome! I’m sorry the GP hasn’t been able to sort this out for you. Best advice I can give you is to read Jane Lewis' book Me and my Menopausal Vag…
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/791/60-plus Hello @Yvette Welcome! There have been huge changes in HRT over the years. I think you’d benefit from having a conversation about this with a sympathetic GP. I found this articl…
    in 60 plus Comment by Kaz October 6
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/5069#Comment_5069 I’m glad! Not that you feel that way too! But that you now realise you’re not on your own. Hang in there x
    in HRT patches Comment by Kaz October 3
  • I hear you! I got so fed up with it all, I helped start a campaign! It DOES get better - but until it does, it’s nice to know you’re not on your own x https://www.50sense.net/home/dear-doctor-the-letter-every-gp-should-read https://community.liv…
    in HRT patches Comment by Kaz October 3
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/787/hrt-patches Hi @Kazza123 So glad to see you’ve finally got your patches - you’ve had a rotten time of it! You should start to feel a bit better within a few weeks, and hopefully within a…
    in HRT patches Comment by Kaz October 3
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/784/newbie Hello @Roobee45 A massive welcome to you! I recognise all those feelings too! I sometimes used to feel as if I’d morphed into some kind of cartoon version of myself! SO frustratin…
    in Newbie Comment by Kaz October 2
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/5033#Comment_5033 it sounds like you have a good GP who is working hard to find something suitable - that’s encouraging! Hope you start to feel better soon. Look forward to hearing fr…
    in New Comment by Kaz September 25
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/5034#Comment_5034 Sounds like you have a plan - and that in itself can sometimes make you feel better! Shout out if we can help at all, and remember to use the expert threads too if y…
    in After HRT. Comment by Kaz September 25
  • Here’s the latest update from BMS for HRT availability. Released 24 Sept 2019 https://thebms.org.uk/2019/09/british-menopause-society-further-update-on-hrt-supply-shortages-23rd-september-2019/
    in HRT Comment by Kaz September 24
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/775/omega-7 Hi @Ruthy66 Welcome! I’m afraid I don’t know the answer, but I’m tagging @Maryon_Stewart and @Nicki_Williams, our lovely experts, who will hopefully respond with some help 😊
    in Omega 7 Comment by Kaz September 24
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/774/after-hrt Hi @bellecasper3 , That must be tough to cope with. I immediately thought of the attached article for you from Dr Louise Newson including the attached bit of information... “Yo…
    in After HRT. Comment by Kaz September 24
  • This has just been released. Maybe helpful for your appointment? Up to date availability of HRT https://thebms.org.uk/2019/09/british-menopause-society-further-update-on-hrt-supply-shortages-23rd-september-2019/
    in New Comment by Kaz September 24
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/5021#Comment_5021 Hi! I wonder if it’s worth trying the higher dose? If you’re still having the flushes, and your mood is low, libido is low etc, perhaps you need the higher dose to …
    in New Comment by Kaz September 24
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/773/new Hello @Floydgourlay Welcome to the forum! The HRT shortages are frustrating, but I did hear from another couple of ladies over the weekend, who said that they had been able to get h…
    in New Comment by Kaz September 23
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/5012#Comment_5012 Oh that’s brilliant news! Really chuffed for you. Let us know how you get on 🥰
    in New Comment by Kaz September 20
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/5010#Comment_5010 Postmenopausal? Or an oestrogen only patch for women after hysterectomy? Regardless - if they seem not to understand what they’re doing, then visit another one? I kn…
    in New Comment by Kaz September 20
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/5008#Comment_5008 Oh that’s frustrating for you! Yes - there’s a national shortage of patches. But you could still be prescribed HRT gel rather than a tablet perhaps? Like skin patche…
    in New Comment by Kaz September 20
  • Did you have any success with any of the advice that @Becks_Armstrong suggested?
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/769/ovaries-and-uterus Oh Karen! It sounds horrible for you - and I know you’ve been trying really hard to get help to get it all sorted. I’ve certainly had my share of awful symptoms over t…
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/4986#Comment_4986 Good luck! Even feeling as if you’re doing something to help might make you feel a bit better! I have my fingers, toes and everything else crossed for you. Shout out…
    in New Comment by Kaz September 13
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/4982#Comment_4982 Hi @gummybear Welcome to the forum. It’s great that you’ve been to the GP, and that you’ve been given HRT treatment. It’s a step on the way to feeling better. All I …
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/4983#Comment_4983 Hi @gummybear Welcome to the forum. It’s great that you’ve been to the GP, and that you’ve been given HRT treatment. It’s a step on the way to feeling better. All I…
    in New Comment by Kaz September 13
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/766/protein Hi! I’ve done a handful of Brazil nuts and walnuts before bed - like you, I read that protein helps with sleep. I’ve also tried bananas for the potassium. Magnesium, warm milk, la…
    in Protein Comment by Kaz September 13
  • All I can say, is that I finally got HRT patches at the start of this year, after 16 years of symptoms. They’ve made a huge difference to my life ( and to everyone around me!) - but I understand that it’s a very individual choice, and not everyone …
    in Vagifem Comment by Kaz September 12
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/4972#Comment_4972 I’m glad you’re seeing someone, and I’m glad the scan was clear. Hope they have an answer for you next week - it’s exhausting isn’t it? Good luck with it 😊
    in Vagifem Comment by Kaz September 12
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/4969#Comment_4969 Oh @mistys50 Hospitals are always so hot too! I know what you mean. I used to sit at a desk and that was bad enough. Things are better for me now that I’m taking H…
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/764/vagifem Hi Karen, I would really recommend that you go and see your GP to be examined properly. Any cramps, and discharge especially, should really be looked at properly rather than tr…
    in Vagifem Comment by Kaz September 12
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/4940#Comment_4940 Oh my! Me too! So many wasted appointments with symptoms of the menopause. I didn’t know what was happening to me, and neither did my doctors. The palpitations! I th…
    in MargeSimp67 Comment by Kaz September 7