Yes you swallow it. You have one pack of HRT pills. The first half is estrogen and the 2nd half is progesterone. It mimics your natural cycle before you became menopausal. How old are you Nancy ? Which HRT are you on ?
As you are still having periods i imagine you will be prescribed a similar HRT to me. Estrogen for 2 weeks and then progesterone for 2 weeks after which you get a period type bleed. I was prescribed HRT just last week. I'm only 38!! Been getting the dreaded night sweats and insomnia too as well as lots of other horrible meno symptoms. Hope you get on ok at doctor's.
I haven't started it yet. The doctor told me to start it on the first day of my next period. I hope it bloody well works, my symptoms are becoming unbearable! Don't have hot flushes during the day but night sweats are bad especially a few days before a period. A couple of months ago i woke up drenched in sweat and the bedsheets were sodden, i was so scared! Do you get heart palpitations with your flushes/night sweats ?
Maybe i am having flushes during the day then because i often feel really cold with goosebumps and then 10 mins later i feel hot. I don't sweat though like i do at night. And the racing heart only seems to happen at night.