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  • @Louise54 Thank you for your message. I'm not really providing support via this site now however in the near future all will become clearer... I would advise you talk to your GP about HRT especially vaginal oestrogen. It transforms the lives of many women. Please don't think of quitting your job until you have discussed…
  • @Phoenix935 Thank you for posting on the live better with menopause forum. It sounds like you have a few things going on... Your GP has prescribed you medication but if it hasn't helped have you been back to your GP? Have they given you a diagnosis? The buzzing noise in your head; what has your GP said is the cause? Have…
  • @Bellaloca1 @Patricia55 Thank you for your recommendations. App's are very useful and popular. It's finding the right ones that suit your needs and finding one that really helps. @Bellaloca1 what is it about this app that has helped you? Best wishes Diane Porterfield Bourne.
  • @Timelord1 Good morning and thank you for writing in to us. Acid reflux symptoms are a common feature during hormone fluctuations. In pregnancy for example acid reflux is common too. Omperazole should help, also addressing any factors relating to diet and lifestyle. Watching foods you eat, not eating too much or too late…
  • @Tina1969 Thank you for posting this. So much of what you wrote will resonate with many women. I speak to many women who are struggling with personal relationships and divorce is on the cards. Low levels of hormones during the menopause can really impact on how we deal with relationships. We can become angry, distant,…
  • @Rnsweet49 Good morning. As @Monica @Giada Frontino have said a raise in blood pressure can be for many reasons. The most important thing is that your GP is monitoring this. Low Oestrogen levels during menopause affect our blood vessels which can lead to a raise in our blood pressure. This can be a significant contributing…
  • @Bobfish23 Weight gain is really common during menopause and mid life generally. ow Oestrogen levels can help us store more fat and also affect our insulin resistance. I would discuss HRT again with your GP. Or call your diabetic nurse specialist for advice too? There are other medications your GP can prescribe to help…
  • @Bobfish23 Good morning and I ams so pleased you have written in... Type 2 diabetes is often associated with getting older, family history and being over weight, where as type 1 if from a younger age. As we go through the menopause it can affect our insulin resistance and our blood sugars too. Having diabetes can lead to…
  • @Kimbo Good morning and thank you for writing in. Dry eye is common during menopause and is a symptom that is over looked. However there could be other causes too. Have you seen your optician? It is always best to ensure there is no other underlying cause. " Dry eye" is a real eye condition and the optician can check your…
  • @Jue180 Thank you @MonicaM for tagging me in to this thread. I haven't heard of this product but its a skincare product containing Salicylic Acid, Zinc & Sulphur. It states it helps with skin blemishes. Have you gone into your high street shops and asked for any products with the same ingredients? It maybe trading under a…
  • @MonicaM @zoie24 Monica has put a good article up for you. I hope you feel better soon and get the support you need. Best wishes Diane Porterfield Bourne.
  • @Toots_K Thank you for getting back to us. Your pharmacist really should have advised you as they deal with queries regarding medications dispensed. I advise women that oestrogen gel or lenzetto spray can be applied anytime however I normally suggest in the morning. It's about getting into a routine and taking/using your…
  • @Kevint18777 I can't really add to what @Giada Frontino and @MonicaM have said. Any knew pains/headaches etc should always be reported to your GP. Have you spoken or seen your GP? Please let us know how you get on. Best wishes Diane Porterfield Bourne
  • @Linda21 Hello and thank you for writing in. I am a nurse practitioner who specialises in menopause and I prescribe HRT. I recently prescribed it to an older lady as she was having quite severe symptoms. The lack of hormones affect us all differently; it's not that you are going through the menopause again but you are…
  • @zoie24 Thank you for posting. By describing your symptoms and where the most discomfort is is really helpful. Firstly there are very few women who can't have HRT so it is worth talking to your GP or if you wanted you could private message me on there... In my experience many women are told they can't have HRT when they…
  • @Toots_K Thank you @MonicaM for including in here. Welcome to the forum and thank you for writing in. I'm glad you have been prescribed HRT. I can't discuss how to take your prescribed medications as your GP should have explained this. I would suggest if you can't get through to your GP, go into your pharmacy and ask them…
  • @MonicaM Thank you so much for writing this...you have have explained it wonderfully and us women do need to take more care of ourselves. We are generally way down on the list and we neglect ourselves. Talking to our friends and as restrictions are lifting we can go out and about more; experiencing a touch of normal life…
  • @Curleyclaire Thank you @MonicaM for posting this article. We all need to understand how fluctuations in our hormones can affect us. Headaches and migraines can significantly impact on your quality of life. And really are no fun at all.... Best wishes Diane Porterfield Bourne.
  • @MissyH Thank you for posting and describing how menopause is making you feel. The impact menopause has reaches far and wide, from our own self confidence, our ability to work and how it impacts upon all relationships. Have you talked about menopause with your GP? I would suggest this is the best place to start. There…
  • @Harris1 Good morning, thank you for posting on this very common menopausal issue. If you are having menopausal symptoms then the most common cause of dryness is due to lack of Oestrogen. Many women have dryness, itch, soreness and sex can be really uncomfortable or impossible. After your GP has asked you some questions…
  • @Curleyclaire Good morning. A lot of migraines occur due to hormone fluctuations which occur in the normal menstrual cycle and during menopause. When you take HRT, you are giving yourself hormones that often in the early stages can make migraines worse but once your levels of hormones increase and normalise can…
  • @ClaireComo Good morning Claire, Thank you for getting in touch. Having HRT when you have endometriosis can be quite problematic but certainly not impossible. Oestrogen can often encourage the growth of endo. How significant is your endo? Have you had any surgical procedures? What has your GP said? Done? Advised? The way I…
  • @59WestcountryMaid Hello there, you have received some great advice here. Have you talked to your GP about this, your menopause symptoms or discussed having HRT? Replacing what we are deficient in can make such as difference, including our Oestrogen. As @Giada Frontino mentioned it is about getting the balance right.…
  • @JM1 Hello Jane, thank you for writing to us on this forum. I am so pleased you have reached out to us to ask about this and to see how supportive you are of your sister. How long has she had these low moods for? Is it just associated with the menopause or are there other factors too? With the correct type and HRT her…
  • @fizzy1967 Thank you for your message. It's worth your GP checking other things such as your thyroid to exclude other reasons for your symptoms but blood tests checking for your menopause hormones aren't very accurate and for many women are not needed. If you are younger than 45, they may be of benefit. But if you are…
  • @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…
  • @Dcaputo35 Hello and thank you for getting in touch. The coil is very good. It does what it says it's going to do: No periods, great contraception, lasts years and it can be used as part as HRT. It gives us progesterone but it seems you are experiencing symptoms low Oestrogen. This is what happens when our ovaries produce…
  • @sarahmoore79 and thank you @Blanka_C for tagging me in. Thank you for writing in to us Sarah, Community forums such as this can really be a life line in providing professional menopause advice. You're only young and by the list of symptoms you have I would have to consider menopause as a cause... The mini pill is…
  • @Cassidy Thank you @Blanka_C for your tag. Thank you for telling us how you've been feeling. I can say you aren't alone with these feelings. More often than not it is the Progesterone that causes these feelings of bloating and just feeling low... The itchy skin and night sweats etc are due to low Oestrogen. How long did…
  • @fizzy1967 Thank you for updating us. Are they going to discuss HRT and menopause with you? Are the blood tests for menopause? I'm glad you've spoken to your GP and they will look into this for you. Do you have a home blood pressure monitor? I advise most women to buy one as it's always good to have at home! Let us know…