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elleste duet conti tabs

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debbie1964 Wed 17-Dec-14 21:07:02

Hi, have been on the menopause for nearly 3 yrs. Started hot flushes months ago, have been getting emotional times too, periods come when they fancy. 1 month ago doc put me on above tabs, flushes went within 5 days, great, started to feel better, now have started to feel lousy again. Should i come off tabs. ??? Also throid is out of synch too, any ideas please. Am 50 by the way.

drzeus Wed 17-Dec-14 21:15:21

Following as I've recently started elleste duet 1mg. Feeling better, no more hot flushes. Was rather nervous about starting hrt. I'm also 50.

pinkfrocks Thu 18-Dec-14 13:08:19

I don't know the product personally but if it's conti ( continuous) then it may be the wrong type.

Types of HRT

If you are still having periods you are not over the menopause- you are still in peri menopause.
Continuous HRT- oestrogen and progestogen daily- is meant for women who are not having natural periods at all and who have not had one for a year or more.

It's usually the progestogen that makes women feel yucky- like PMT. You are taking 1mg Norethisterone daily- this may be making you feel yucky.

I'd go back and ask for something different- some people say femoston is good- but patches are better/ safer and you can use HRT that gives a period so you are not taking progestogens daily.

debbie1964 Thu 18-Dec-14 20:06:56

Am not having periods continually though, went 6 months without one last year, have gone 4 months recently, not sure if the tabs made me come on, or just coincidence. Dont have them regular, havent for as i said nearly 3 yrs. Blood tests have shown i am in peri menopause, levels were very high. Still unsure about the tablets though. Take or not. ????

pinkfrocks Thu 18-Dec-14 20:55:46

Go back to the dr and ask why you are being given HRT that is for women post menopause- you have been given the wrong type.

Have a look at the menopause matters website under HRT and see all the infor there about types.

debbie1964 Thu 18-Dec-14 21:50:51

Will have a look, dont want horrible hot flushes back if i come off them though. Thank you. X

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