HRT

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BobbyPlayNice Fri 14-Aug-20 09:39:36

If you are in perimenopause and still have (now very light) periods, can you take continuous HRT through choice? Would this stop periods?

I have been given separate estrogen (to be given everyday) and progesterone (last two weeks of cycle). I’d like to know why this is recommended rather than continuous and what are the risks of me just taking both est and pro all month round.

I’m new to this and would appreciate some advise from more knowledgeable ladies.

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Newgirls Fri 14-Aug-20 09:43:49

I am on the gel and tablets too. My periods have stayed the same - I was hoping they would get lighter!

Patches have varying progesterone too so this seems to be the normal approach, while you still have periods.

BobbyPlayNice Fri 14-Aug-20 10:13:23

Do you take it continuously or cyclically?

When I was on the pill years ago, I used to take it everyday for months on end without a break to avoid periods. I once told my doctor this and she said (off the record) that it was fine to do that for a few months at a time as the pill was designed for women to have monthly breaks so that women weren’t freaked out by the synthetic hormones completely stopping their periods. They created it to mimic a normal cycle and stuck with it (apparently).

So yeah, if the pill can be taken everyday, I was wondering if HRT could be to, even if you are premenopausal and still have light bleeds.

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Newgirls Fri 14-Aug-20 13:40:41

Gel every day. Tablets 14 days at the end of your monthly cycle.

Then start again so no breaks.

Newgirls Fri 14-Aug-20 13:41:37

Patches are every day. But what’s in the patches changes.

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