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One week on femseven sequi - should I be having a period??

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JustMeAnon Sun 01-Nov-15 18:27:11

I went onto femseven sequi patches just over a week ago. (It involves 2 weeks of oestrogen then 2 weeks of oestrogen and progesterone then period I believe.) I was roughly half way through my cycle when I started but GP said to just start with patch 1 (oestrogen) anyway and it would probably reset my cycle. I have been spotting for about 4 or 5 days though and have felt a bit PMT ish generally eg sore boobs, but today its looking more like a light period. Is this to be expected given it's early days? Would just like some reassurance since I don't really know what to expect etc.

Bellaciao Fri 06-Nov-15 17:33:09

The info leaflet for Femseven does say if you are not taking HRT it can be started at any time but HRT is not powerful enough to re-set your cycle especially if you are still having frequent periods. It sounds like you are having a normal period at the right time that you would have done.

It's not going to do any harm but will be a bit annoying if HRT is totally out of sync with your cycle. If your periods were hit and miss anyway then I expect it will settle down more quickly?

Tricky getting it right in peri-menopause!

WideAwakeMum Thu 12-Nov-15 15:07:54

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JustMeAnon Fri 13-Nov-15 11:55:05

Thanks for the replies, I only just spotted them so sorry for slow reply! It turned into a proper period in the end (which was due) so as you say Bellaciao, the HRT clearly isn't strong enough to 'reset' my cycle, as assumed by the GP. So I just decided pretended I was starting the HRT then and carried on with another patch 1. So have had a longer phase on patch 1 than normal but at least now my cycle and the HRT should be a bit more in synch. Didn't fancy 2 periods a month!!

On a positive note, I am feeling much more normal these days so it appears to be helping! Hurrah!

WideAwakeMum Fri 13-Nov-15 19:27:29

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