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anyone NOT gained weight with HRT?

(7 Posts)
Nancy66 Tue 04-Feb-14 09:29:55

It's an option I'm considering but the idea of weight gain doesn't appeal.

I think I must be 'peri' as I still have periods but am getting increasingly worse hot flushes and my skin is like a 15 year olds.

I gained a lot of weight when I had steroid treatment for an illness which I found very hard to shift in my 40s and I really don't want to balloon again.

Are you more likely to gain than not does anyone know?

willyhaschips Tue 04-Feb-14 09:32:40

I haven't gained any weight on HRT but then I have combined it with a radical overhaul of my lifestyle...which was long overdue but I didn't have the will or wherewithall before HRT...due to symptoms of the menopause!!
Feeling FAB now smile

Nancy66 Tue 04-Feb-14 09:39:56

Thanks Willy. that's good to know.

Fed up feeling like a human furnace and having bad skin. Thankfully acne is on my back - better than face I suppose - but would still rather than none!

Elliptic5 Tue 04-Feb-14 09:40:20

Initially on HRT gained about 2kg, which I then lost without even trying within 6 months. However other problems, including a ovarian cyst removal, meant I was given Mirena plus elleste solo HRT to stop my periods; absolutely no weight gain with these at all.
Think it's certainly worth a try Nancy.

Nancy66 Tue 04-Feb-14 09:41:37

thanks Elliptic.

Anyone know what's with the 'bio identical' HRT you can get privately. Supposedly bespoke HRT? Is it actually different to what I'd get on NHS?

josephinebornapart Sun 09-Feb-14 19:15:31

Yes me. Been in it for 5 years and same weight as when I was 21- under 8 st.

Bioidentical HRT is available on the NHS - it's the sort that is NOT made from mares' urine- conjugated equine oestrogens- so that means most sorts that do not start with the name Pre- as in Premarin.

You can get bioidentical oestrogen as patches and gels.

Bioidentical progesterone is marketed under the name Utrogestan.

fidelma Fri 14-Feb-14 06:57:33

Is bio identical HRT better for you?

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