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Almost at the 12 month no period ! Hrt ????

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itsaldramarama Thu 21-Nov-19 14:26:11

Fingers crossed at the end of the month it's a year since my last period , got to 11 month prior ! I haven't had any hrt but would anyone recommend it once peri is over ? Usual hot flushes but not as frequent, aches and stiffness , still night sweats and not sleeping well , mood swings aren't too bad . Any health benefits to starting ? Hopefully il make it to the end of the month !

JinglingHellsBells Thu 21-Nov-19 16:43:27

Just to check- have you been told or believe that HRT is only for women whose periods have stopped?

HRT is available as 2 types- for peri ( women with periods) and post menopause ( no periods.)

You don't have to wait for your periods to stop. Hope it wasn't a GP saying that hmm

stucknoue Thu 21-Nov-19 16:54:54

It's personal choice but I wouldn't take hrt unless symptoms are unmanageable or you are exceptionally young

itsaldramarama Thu 21-Nov-19 17:18:32

No I do know you can take it before but I prefer not to so I know what my body is doing naturally regarding periods , I'm 53 so if it would be beneficial I would consider it

MIdgebabe Thu 21-Nov-19 17:19:55

Thought benefits were mostly for younger people?

itsaldramarama Thu 21-Nov-19 17:22:25

Not sure tbh , thinking bone density, vaginal dryness , mood , sleep etc ?

JinglingHellsBells Thu 21-Nov-19 17:26:42

MIdgebabe The average age of menopause in UK is 52. (But 53 IS young!) There are women in their 80s and 90s on HRT.

JinglingHellsBells Thu 21-Nov-19 17:28:32

Go to the website of Liz Earle Wellbeing and go to podcasts. Scroll down to find the interview with meno consultant Nick Panay. All your Qs will be answered in the interview. I did link to this on this forum about 2 weeks ago so you can find it here.

MIdgebabe Thu 21-Nov-19 17:33:22

Young in relation to menopause, so if you are in your 30s or 40's then it has strong protective impact on bone density.

itsaldramarama Thu 21-Nov-19 17:35:47

Thanks jingling I'll look

JinglingHellsBells Thu 21-Nov-19 20:06:13

@MIdgebabe HRT is prescribed to women with prem or early meno if they are in their 30s or early 40s. But it's not that women over 50 don't need it- the effects of loss of estrogen are the same at 30 or 50 or 60. (It's just that younger women would have less dense bones for longer.)

One in two women over 50 have osteoporosis, so it's not just younger women who benefit from HRT.

In the first 5 years after menopause, bone density can fall by 5% a year. So in 10 years ( from 50 to 60) a woman can lose half her bone density.

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