Patches are safer and so is gel- most GPs simply prescribe pills, but if you cna have a choice ask about the above. With gel you will also have to take oral progestins for some of the month, or every 3 months.
Thanks cabbages sadly I didn't read you post until I'd been in. Wasn't offered an option! I have a prescription for Elleste duet but to go back if they don;t suit me. Will get them today and see how it goes over the next week or so.
Hi Ormirian. I have been on HRT for 9 months now and have not gained weight. I am on a low dosage patch (everol) and find this suits me really well. I take a calcium supplement but other that there are no problems. Weight loss/gain is a significant issue fro me as well, as someone who has always had complexes and issues with being either too fat or too thin. HTH
Orient- the Mirena only contains progesterone- it is not HRt really. You also need oestrogen. I know this because my gynae has offered me the Mirena as well as oestrogen if i want to stay on HRT longer term- and I am way past the age when I can conceive.
You won't gain weight because of HRT but you will gain weight as part of getting older if you keep eating the same.
I am struggling to lose 4lbs over my ideal weight, which is piled round my tummy and waist. it's not a lot sure, but in the past I could shift that in a couple of weeks. Now i can still do that but if i drop back on the exercise it goes back on very easily. it's a case of lose 3lbs, put back one.....
Exactly cabbages! I have always stayed more or less at the same weight. I did gain a bit after DS2 was born but that was simply eating too much while bfing. Normally I kept round about 11s. This years I have gone up to 13s and I honestly cannot thing I have eaten that much more. I did stop running for a while due to injuries but even so, 2 stone in just over a year? I have shed 12 lbs of that but it just won't go any lower. Driving me mad!
You need to exercise more- evidently cutting out 250 cals a day will reduce your weight by 1-2 lbs a week- so either burn those cals off or get rid of 250 cals of food. I am tiny- I once topped 8st in my early 20s during a very unhappy phase, but normally I am 7s 7 - 7s 10. I went up to 8st again over the last year and am working hard to get below 7 12 now. I am not underweight before anyone suggests that- my BMI is 19.5 ish and my fat count is 25%.
I don't know- all i can suggest is that you look into cal counting.
although you are exercising a lot, the actual cals burned up may not be as many as you think.
I used to think I was using up masses but when I used a website- it's called walk, jog, run, and you plot your route, weight etc etc- it showed i was only burning off about 180-200cals over a fast 3mile walk. That's not much more than in 2 small slices of toast or 2 biscuits.
you need a deficit ideally of 250 a day below your ideal intake so maybe do some sums?