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This works for me!

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Runnyhunny Fri 02-Jan-15 21:44:00

Just wanted to recommend to all those suffering with the Merry Peri.. Am 47 and oestrogen levels not low enough yet for HRT. My gynae recommended Pro-mensil double strength now available at Boots. After 2 weeks finally sleeping through the night and feel human again. Plant based as far as I know.

pinkfrocks Sat 03-Jan-15 16:02:29

I'm surprised a dr told you that your oestrogen levels were not 'low enough for HRT'. Did your GP refer you to a gynae for menopause symptoms?

I've never ever heard of that because usually HRT is prescribed to deal with the symptoms, regardless of what the tests show- reason being that hormone levels fluctuate daily in peri!

Anyway- good you have found something that works for you.

pinkfrocks Sat 03-Jan-15 16:04:38

By the way, most HRT is 'plant based'- made from plants.

You've got to be careful with Red Clover- some women find it helps but not all.

Runnyhunny Sun 04-Jan-15 22:47:15

Thanks pinkfrocks, yes I was referred for menopause symptoms. Had a few blood tests at different times in cycle and my gynae though being a great fan of HRT, didn't want me to start yet. Makes me wonder how bad things would have to get!! But for the moment, although I appreciate it may not do the trick for everyone, Pro-mensil had zapped most of my symptoms.

pinkfrocks Mon 05-Jan-15 08:13:56

It's most unusual to be referred to a gynae for straightforward peri meno symptoms- why did your GP offer this? (You in UK?)

Red clover is available as just 'that' if anyone wants to try it- you don't have to buy branded, there are lots of different types but they are mostly all the same with red clover as the main ingredient.

FuckyNell Mon 05-Jan-15 08:23:54

hrt is beneficial at your age op. Plus it's more effective (and cheaper on prescription) than that promensil stuff.

I'm astounded a doctor would say 'I don't want you on it'

Please look at www.menopausematters.co.uk

pinkfrocks Mon 05-Jan-15 09:11:22

Me too FN. The BMS guidelines say it's a woman's choice as long as there are no medical reasons not to take HRT and she is informed of the risks.

The most well-informed gynaes who are meno experts will usually suggest alternative / complementary options if HRT is unsafe for some reason, or if a woman is worried about taking it and asking for other options.

Runnyhunny Thu 08-Jan-15 22:17:02

Pinfrocks I am in the uk, I asked to be referred as I wanted specialist advice as to which form of HRT (if any) would be the best for me. This was my gynae's advice, but she did say if I didn't want to try red clover/pro-mensil first, that she would prescribe HRT.

Am pleased I followed her advice as I am now symptom free, but will start HRT as soon as I need to

pinkfrocks Fri 09-Jan-15 09:52:48

I hope you get on okay then. You are very lucky if - on the NHS- your dr referred you to talk about HRT because the usual practise is to try one sort then another if it doesn't suit.

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