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Anyone taking Elleste duet?

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DressDownFriday Mon 21-May-12 12:56:12

I've been to the doctors today for my blood test results and been told the menopause is here sad.

I've got a prescription for Elleste 1mg - anyone out there taking it?

Would like to know your experiences, good or bad.

Thanks

Amandalock1 Sun 15-Jan-17 21:49:11

I was on premique but doctor put me on Femoston as other one discontinued I'm worried I'll put on weight and get headaches and bleeds anyone help?

Kirstied123 Sat 05-Nov-16 15:39:33

Hiya, I joined up today so I can get some advice on Elleste duet! I'm 37 and was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure last Friday, I started taking Elleste duet yesterday and felt fine but today I feel so sick! I have read the little booklet and it does say this is a common side effect but should I just keep taking the tablets and hope the sick feeling goes away or do I stop taking them and go back to my GP in Monday? Has anyone else had this sick feeling and how long did it last? Looking forward to reading your comments and advice! 🙊 Xx

PollyPerky Thu 15-Sep-16 16:10:12

Great that you are seeing some improvement.

The Mirena will give you progestogen just in the uterus which is safer than pills of synthetic oestrogen. Some still gets into the system though but not as much as swallowing pills. With the Mirena you aren't on 'estrogen only HRT' because you're still using 2 hormones.

If you want to avoid all synthetic progestogen then you'd need to use Utrogestan (natural micronised progesterone) either on a cycle (10 days a month) or continuously 25 days a month (for no bleed.) You'd need to think which is better for you as you have endo. Not easy choices are they?

Dawniechick66 Thu 15-Sep-16 05:39:46

Hey everyone so nice to read these comments and realise we all go through the same feelings !! I've just starts my first packet of elleste 1mg... I'm 50 next month and after nearly 5 years of menapause symptoms I succommed to HRT !!! So far so good .... the white tablets gave me and instant relief no night sweats my mood changed my head didn't feel "foggy" anymore I had more patients I wasn't as anxious and life just started to feel brighter !! The green tablets made me feel very PMT - which was very weird I've not had a period for over 5 years !!! So to get the old feelings of a period coming - lower back pain bloated stomach feeling a bit teary is very weird ! So I'm guessing between now and my next pack I'll have a period !!!
However I won't be staying on this HRT I'm waiting for my coil to be replaced which is the mirena because I suffer from endometriosis I've had this in for over 5 years but once it's replaced I will only need oestrogen for HRT as the mirena releases progesterone and as a result I don't have a period and hopefully will not be going through PMT symptoms again ... and I've heard with oestrogen only HRT the risks are lower ... is this true has anyone had to do the same ?
Anyway it's been a big step for me to take HRT and i must say my quality of life is starting to improve I feel human again !!!!

lampkin2406 Wed 31-Aug-16 14:21:51

Is any
one suffering from pigmentation after taking the elleste duet?

laineyloo Wed 13-Jul-16 21:13:42

ive been taking elleste duet conti for 2 weeks now they have reduced my hot flushes but im still a bit depressed although im on celetapram probably got to give it more time yet im very tired as well i will update you more after my monthly visit back to the doctors im 54 and started about 51

laineyloo Wed 13-Jul-16 21:13:42

ive been taking elleste duet conti for 2 weeks now they have reduced my hot flushes but im still a bit depressed although im on celetapram probably got to give it more time yet im very tired as well i will update you more after my monthly visit back to the doctors im 54 and started about 51

laineyloo Wed 13-Jul-16 21:13:42

ive been taking elleste duet conti for 2 weeks now they have reduced my hot flushes but im still a bit depressed although im on celetapram probably got to give it more time yet im very tired as well i will update you more after my monthly visit back to the doctors im 54 and started about 51

laineyloo Wed 13-Jul-16 21:13:42

ive been taking elleste duet conti for 2 weeks now they have reduced my hot flushes but im still a bit depressed although im on celetapram probably got to give it more time yet im very tired as well i will update you more after my monthly visit back to the doctors im 54 and started about 51

mufassa69 Mon 18-Apr-16 17:22:33

Have been on elleste 8days now and have found some comfort reading these messages. I am however having quite bad headaches. I did have them before so can't say if it is the hrt or not. I had all the same doubts as everyone else, but was desperate for some help as I knew things were changing for me massively. Periods are still random but my blood test did show I was menopausal, although I think we all know ourselves that changes are occurring. I have 6 months supply, so I have to give it a go to see if there is any change.....especially as I've become so listless and miserable, no-one wants to feel like that. Everyone is different and has different levels of symptoms, but like someone else said my doctor was concerned that being 46, my bones needed protecting. I have two boys, the youngest being 12, and feel I should look after myself and listen to the doctor, who has many women with identical symptoms through her door every day and has more experience. In difficult times, you have to trust someone.

Runtoyou Tue 08-Mar-16 18:43:37

Polly thanks for your reply it's very helpful. I've got an appointment with my doctor in a couple of weeks but not sure whether I will go now.

Runtoyou Tue 08-Mar-16 18:40:10

Clippityclop I've just come back to this thread and am very happy to report that after longer on the Elleste Duet, things have definitely improvedsmileI'm no longer having any hot flushes, I'm sleeping much better and I'm happier. The progesterone does seem to have a slightly flattening effect on my mood but only towards the end of the tablets. Overall I'm glad I've decided to take the tablets. It's worth keeping going.

clippityclop Sat 27-Feb-16 17:54:23

Can I join you? After struggling with night sweats, unusual lower back pain, other aching joints, tiredness and horrible low mood I've been prescribed Elleste Duet 1mg. I've put it off for a couple of months because reading the leaflet worried me and I though try I was doing OK on Menopace, evening promise and B12. However after three days of feeling dreadful, ready to pack-my-bags type not coping (had one with Dd2)and then starting the heaviest period in ages I've decided to go for it. My mum had osteoporosis so that's another good reason to take it although she smoked, and also had a very different diet. Now having read a lot if this thread I'm concerned because some are reporting side effects similar to my original symptoms. I just want to feel like me again. I'm not overweight, don't do 'organised'excercise but get a 20min walk in every day and don't sit about much and only have a glass of wine once/twice a week and eat a very healthy diet. Does anyone have a similar experience who's been helped by Elleste?

PollyPerky Sun 21-Feb-16 13:35:08

Run I don't know whether you saw your dr and go any answers, but you might be heartened to know that at least 1:4 women use vaginal oestrogen as well as systemic HRT. It's not a case of 1 or the other.

taralewis295 Sun 21-Feb-16 10:38:12

Hi there I have just started on my first pack , meda , elleste Duet conti tablets for HRT 2mg , and experience weight gain does this go away through time , or does it continue as long as you are on these tablets ,I feel normal again , apart from the weight gain many thanks

Runtoyou Sat 13-Feb-16 11:00:53

I should've mentioned I'm taking the 1mg Elleste Duet.

Runtoyou Sat 13-Feb-16 10:56:38

Hi I've just started with Elleste Duet and am on day two of the green tablets. I was actually dreading taking the green as have read people's bad experiences of depression whilst on them. It's probably early days for me but so far I feel better than when I was taking the oestrogen (white) tablets which seemed to make me a bit weepy and anxious. Anyone else experienced the same? The only concern I have about taking the green progesterone tablets is if my vaginal dryness will return as prior to starting HRT orally I was using topical vaginal oestrogen twice a week. I was wondering if it's safe to use this occasionally whilst in the progesterone phase?
Will probably have a chat with my doctor next week.

Dawesl Sat 16-Jan-16 13:16:25

I have been taking Elleste Duet Conti from my late forties and am now 62. I took it to reduce depression and initial symptoms of menopause (had just started having occasional night sweats). Not experienced any noticeable side effects. Haven't suffered any menopausal symptons whilst on it.
It has worked very well for me. I am now considering gradually reducing to come off it only because I have been on it so long. Not sure if my depression will return or if I will get other symptons so will see. If so I will go back on it and remain on it for as long as it makes me feel well. Do look at forums in relation to coming off it as some people have had problems with menopausal symptoms returning if coming off too quickly or if been on it for a long time before you decide. It was certainly the right solution for me. Good luck with your decision.

wtffgs Sun 25-Oct-15 11:10:25

Well that's random blush Ressucitating an old thread!

wtffgs Sun 25-Oct-15 11:09:13

I took it. It made me very nauseous. One good tip from my sister was to take the progesterone tablet at night( the green one). I moved on to progynova which reduces the nausea.

Starrynight48 Tue 10-Feb-15 23:54:14

Thanks Pinkfrocks, am half way through the green now & the hot flushes are on,y twice a day so I can cope with that! I think you're right about the progesterone and body temperature having looked into it a bit more. Still feel like bad PMT but knowing it's coming will help! Hopefully I will have a bleed soon and that will break the mood - fingers crossed, for my poor husband's sake!

pinkfrocks Sun 08-Feb-15 14:18:40

Is there a leaflet in the box/packet? It might tell you more there.
It's exactly the same as with a natural cycle. You may have PMT right through to the end of the progestogens. I have no personal experience of those types of HRT but thought that you still took oestrogen right through the month even though you also took progestogens for part of it- what does the leaflet say about the ingredients?
The hot flush may be because progestogens tend to raise the body temperature slightly.

Starrynight48 Sun 08-Feb-15 12:44:47

I knew there was the difference but he didn't really tell me in any detail what it meant ( or I wasn't taking it in). I sort of expected the mood thing as other people have said so on here but my concern is how long it lasts- is it for the whole of the time taking the green ones , or until I bleed, and also I wasn't expecting the flushes to come back whilst on the green ones. Is that common too?

pinkfrocks Sun 08-Feb-15 11:21:18

Do you understand what is in each pack? Did your dr explain? The green tablets are the progesterone part of the cycle. They are a synthetic type of progesterone. You may find you get the usual PMT/PMS symptoms with them just as you might have in a natural cycle.

Starrynight48 Sun 08-Feb-15 10:55:31

Hi,

I read this thread after the doctor talked to me about taking Elleste and it made my mind up for me, along with all the evidence about side effects at my age- 48 - being drastically reduced. So, I started taking Elleste , am on my first packet and have really felt the difference in mood, energy etc and my sleepless nights and hot flushes went after about ten days which was great. I'm on the 6th green one now and do feel like as soon as I finished the White ones my mood worsened and I did have a mild hot flush this morning - anyone know why this is? I have also been craving a lot of sweet stuff, bit like when I used to before my period was due.

For those on here worried about side effects and are still in their 40's, I think it's a no brainer as the side effects seem to be more related to taking this at a much later age. And I can honestly say, I feel so much better.

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