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Femoston and feeling rubbish

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ZiggyForever Wed 24-May-17 15:09:39

Hi everyone - I'm 37 but have premature ovarian failure and have been experiencing menopausal symptoms for almost a year (bouts of hot flushes, missing periods, mood swings etc.) It all got too much for me and I went to the doctor last Friday (19th) - he put me on the lower dose Femoston and also took some blood to check my thyroid, liver function, LH/FSH etc.

I had a call from the surgery on Monday to say that my white blood cell count is low and I need to go back for another test in 4 weeks to see if it's improved. No other results were mentioned so they must be as expected.

Thing is, I feel absolutely rubbish. I'm tired and drained. I've developed a slight sore throat (I can see it's a bit red, not too bad though) and I've been really headachey.

Is this likely to be the HRT? Or the low white blood cell issue?

PollyPerky Wed 24-May-17 17:00:11

I'm sorry to hear you have POF.

But a few days is not time enough to feel the benefits of HRT. They say give it at least 3 months. Your feeling rubbish is probably because you need oestrogen and it's going to take a good few weeks to build up in your system - not 5 days.

Sounds as if you a virus that's making you feel poorly.

You might also need a higher dose of HRT than 1mgs if that's what you are on. At your age you should be on 2mgs.

ZiggyForever Wed 24-May-17 17:19:03

Hi Polly - thank you for responding; I knew I wouldn't feel any benefits of HRT yet but thought it might be linked to feeling so wiped out. Must be a virus as you say.

All I want to do is sleep sad

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