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Prempak C HRT

(7 Posts)
esther39 Tue 08-Jul-14 17:28:20

I started on this 4 months ago, i'm 39 and having a premature menopause. It has helped with some menopausal symptoms, vaginal dryness, heart palpitations and night sweats but i still very very tired almost all the time. My routine bloods are fine. Also i still feel very anxious a lot of the time and my hair is still dry and thinnning and have had a bit of acne.
Boobs have grown slightly though which is a good thing!
What experiences have other people had and how long until full benefits are felt ?

esther39 Wed 09-Jul-14 19:19:47

Anyone ?

Chuffinghormones Thu 10-Jul-14 07:15:43

Have you looked on the menopause matters website? There is lots of onfo on there. X

esther39 Thu 10-Jul-14 10:02:30

Thanks Chuffing.
Just that i'm not sure it's really working as i had the most awful night sweats last night. My whole body was drenched. Been on it 4 months so had expected it to work better.

Lazysummerdays Thu 10-Jul-14 17:09:06

Prempak- and any HRT starting with the letters PRE- is made from conjugated oestrogen- from mares' urine.
This is one of the oldest forms of HRT and has been replaced by more natural forms of oestrogen, that are made from yams and soya, and are the same as our natural oestrogen. You might be better off with a form of HRT containing oestrodiol, not conjugated oestrogen.

You might also need a higher dose.

The progestogen in the type you take is again not always the best.
There are other types including Norethisterone but also Utrogestan which is bio identical and can have fewer side effects.

As you are having a premature meno would your GP not refer you either to an NHS meno clinic or a gynae who is experienced in and has expertise in menopause?

4 months is long enough to try one form of HRT before switching to something else.

esther39 Fri 11-Jul-14 09:11:20

I asked my doctor last week about trying a higher dose and she said no, wait a few more months.
She was really quite casual when she told me i was having a premature menopause. I was only 37 but she made out it was nothing.
She has never mentioned anything about me going to any clinic or specialist help.
Also, i told her at the syart that i wasn't really comfortable with taking pregnant mares urine. Being an animal lover all my life, particularly horses, this upset me as i know the conditions in which these poor animals are kept in order to get the urine from them.
Doctor said though that this is the best form of HRT for women my age.

suorourk Mon 26-Jan-15 15:44:15

I have tried so many different types of HRT I have now decided to give up. The latest prescription was for Prempak C. I am only half way through the first pack. Each day, shortly after taking the tablet I feel so depressed and anxious. I am throwing them in the bin. Evening Primrose Oil and Soya are the only things I will now take to tackle the awful symptoms of sleepless nights and hot flushes.

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