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Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby karenc » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:18 am

I've been going through the menopause for about a year now.

The hot flushes along with being too hot all the time are unbearable!! I've tried black cosh, no difference. A locus gp prescribed me clonidine which was great except he didn't take my bp and because I have low bp my gp said it was unsafe for me to take. I have been on hrt for 3 months, Celeste duet 1mg. I have felt awful in every sense! The only good thing was my breakthrough bleed was only 2 days. I had my review appt on Thursday and discussed with my gp so am now trying the 2mg for 3 months. Something which has alarmed me is when my gp weighed me I'd put on a stone in the three months on hrt!!! Then he tells me my bmi is now 29. I have got to lose some weight.

I was wondering if anyone else has put on a large amount of weight on hrt? What effect does hrt have on fibro? It would be great to hear others experiences of fibro and the menopause and hrt.

Thanks
Karen xx
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby whoami » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:22 am

Hi Karen. I had my last period when I was 40. I had terrible sweats all day. My clothes were soaked, I could feel water running down my legs. My Dr started me on Estrogen and progesterone tablets. In about a week all the sweating stopped completely. I have been taking the meds for going on. 7 years. Feel so much better.
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby debsmith » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:55 pm

Hia

I'm not ( full ) menopause yet but peri aparently I get hot flushes and end up dripping etc gp is lovely and said he will put me on something to help if gets to much 4me "but" I'm on pregablin and already gone up 2 dress sizes because of that so realli don't want to take hrt or similar as ill b a rite FATTY if I did but due to how heavy I have been lately blood test said LOW iron so now on ferrous 210g twice a day and lots of other stuff 4 fibro + slipped disc I'm at a loss what 2do aswell :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: I hope some 1 can answer ur question hun take care xxxx
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby whoami » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:53 pm

Deb, I have not heard of weight gain with HRT. I did not have any.
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby debsmith » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:22 pm

Hia whoami
Realli great!!! I will ask 4 it nxt time I go :) xx
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby whoami » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:39 pm

debsmith wrote:Hia whoami
Realli great!!! I will ask 4 it nxt time I go :) xx



Reallly, I did not gain weight with it but our bodies are all different,

Just please don't come looking for me if you gain a lb or two :face-slap:

I take premarin, conjugated estrogens. 0.625 mg

Apo - medroxy 2.5 mg medroxyprogesterone

Even though I have a history of cancer and a mini stroke, my doctors say that I don't have to be concerned.
Talk to your Dr. Ask questions about the increase possibility of stroke, cancer. We are all different, our medical history etc. Your Dr should be able to help you decide if HRT or some other means of controlling symptoms are best for you.

Good luck. :fingerscrossed: Like I say, things have worked for me. Lorraine x
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby debsmith » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:08 am

Hia whoami

Lol lol!!! I won't cum looking 4u hunni what I ment was is the pregablin I'm already on has made me gain weight and was worried about hrt and more weight thank u 4 putting my mind at rest on that and WOW!!! U have been threw SO much fair play 2u my mum had breast cancer few yrs back and now all clear PHEW!!!! And its not fair now u have fibro after going threw so much already! Ur very brave xxx :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :flowers:
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby whoami » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:33 am

Deb... I am so glad your mum came through her cancer. I have pink candles for my female cancer friends, I light them once a week to honour their remission. I will add one for your mum to my collection .

... I sometimes feel that the fibro is the least of my issues. I have had fibro for 25 years. Long before the cancer, stroke and many surgeries, LOL Fibro is just part of me now.

... Can you imagine this, I was answering questions before one of my surgeries. They ask about previous illness. I mentioned about 20 surgeries, stroke, cancer, bells palsey, depression, OA and all the other things. It was not until I was asked why I took Fentanyl that I remembered the fibro. OMG! that is sad now that I say it again. I am so used to the fibro now, it is the norm! The Dr said, you must have one high pain tolerance. I laughed and told him that you would be surprised just how much pain your mind and body can deal with.
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby debsmith » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:34 am

Hia whoami

Awwwwwwwww thank u hunni for mums candle thank u :-D :-D and OMG!!! Jeeeeeeezzzzzz that's so much to go threw then get fibro too!!! Ur very brave + I guess fiesty too u go girl! Lol re: dr and high pain barrier last week I said to rhummi I'd rather give birth than put up with this 24/7 she looked at me oddly + said realli at least that pain go,s away don't think these dr,s realize how intense fibro is tbh let alone surviving on 2-3hrs sleep a nite etc ahhhhhhhhh rant over take care of you xxxx
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby karenc » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:23 am

Thanks hun's. I came off pregabalin about 18 months ago, I too put on weight on that. I've read now that some women lose weight ! Or body shape changes, whereas you get a bigger tum and slimmer bum and thighs. So I'm guessing its luck of the draw! I've now been on the 2mg for 9 days and feeling better than the last 3 months though I haven't dared to step on the scales!! xx
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby latmaz » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:36 am

i started on HRT a few months ago and i would say i semed to have gained weight round my middle butwhether thats just age or the HRT who knows. i have had to change my HRT 3 times as i have had reactions to all of them!!!

i am now on livial and tho i still have a reaction it isnt so bad and as its keeping the sweats at bay i can live with that. as to whether it affects the fibro its hard to say but the added awfulness of hot flushes are faded so i feel a bit better and get better sleep

i went back on my diet after xmas and so far have lost 10lbs so fingers crossed i will carry on losing and the donut round my middle will go lol

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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby *Lisa* » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:19 pm

Sorry to butt in girls but i really need some advice here on the menopause subject.

Iv been getting breat pain and tenderness for few months now what appears to be coming from the armpit/possible rib cage near armpit and nipple pain but only on my right side so not sure it could be to do with early change or the costochondritis.

Now i also ask as my periods have been eratic of late. They come when they please now :roll: the odd one is on time and the rest are between 1 and 3 weeks late but the actual flow is no different.

The nurse wants me to do a diary of my period pattern and laughed when i mentioned early menopause :-? i'll be 40 in August, and im sweating more then normal.

Its like iv a virus and sweating buckets even tho its freezing cold but its not all the time.

Sound like the beginings of the change :?: :?: :?: :?:
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby shoog » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:11 pm

I'm a bit unusual in that I'm only 27, but I had primary ovarian failure when I was around 15 which has meant I've essentially been menopausal ever since. Despite that, and despite the impact it's had on my bones, the specialists have only now put me on HRT. I'm on the evorel sequi patches. It's only been a week or so though, so nothing to report yet. Since my pain has been so bad in the last year or so I've put on 5 stone in one year (it's so horrible :( ) so I'm really hoping I don't get any weight gain from it.
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Re: Menopause, fibro & hrt

Postby whoami » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:32 pm

*Lisa* wrote:Sorry to butt in girls but i really need some advice here on the menopause subject.

Iv been getting breat pain and tenderness for few months now what appears to be coming from the armpit/possible rib cage near armpit and nipple pain but only on my right side so not sure it could be to do with early change or the costochondritis.

Now i also ask as my periods have been eratic of late. They come when they please now :roll: the odd one is on time and the rest are between 1 and 3 weeks late but the actual flow is no different.

The nurse wants me to do a diary of my period pattern and laughed when i mentioned early menopause :-? i'll be 40 in August, and im sweating more then normal.

Its like iv a virus and sweating buckets even tho its freezing cold but its not all the time.

Sound like the beginings of the change :?: :?: :?: :?:




Lisa, I was done, finished at 40. Ask your Dr and have him check your estrogen levels etc. It certainly sounds like pre menopause. Like I said see Dr.
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