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I had that injectable contraceptive.
I bled solidly for ten months. The doctor said "well what do you expect, some people do"?
It was (unsurprisingly) a MAN.
My hot flushes aren't that bad, USB. Normally just 30-60 seconds of feeling v. hot. I only noticed it because it makes me sweat in odd places - behind my knees and the bend of my elbows! I haven't noticed much change in my running but maybe I can blame my awful marathon performance on "the change"
The ones at night were v. annoying as I normally had to get up and wonder about to cool down. But they're tailing off again now so I suspect my periods will restart like they did last year.
Not sure if I need HRT yet, may wait a few months and see what happens. Numpty question: do you get periods when you're on HRT?
LN, I had endometrial ablation for heavy periodsin 2001 and stopped bleeding but still had my cycle. There are bleed HRT and no bleed, I opted for no bleed as there was no way I wanted the hassle of periods again! My GP said I might get spotting but so far so good, 5 weeks on it and I feel like a new woman
Its worth going back for a chat.
LN, sounds like a good plan.
Liz does your practice have a GP who specialises in women's health and or menopause, mine does and she was very helpful.
I've been having night sweats (from time to time) for about twenty years, although no hot flushes during the day.
I'm nearly fifty, so I expect to start the menopause soon enough.
I'm curious about this cream - having googled it, it seems that it contains progesterone. Can you not get a progesterone cream on prescription? I know prescriptions are not cheap, but they ARE still less (just) than £18.
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LN, I had endometrial ablation for heavy periodsin 2001 and stopped bleeding but still had my cycle. There are bleed HRT and no bleed, I opted for no bleed as there was no way I wanted the hassle of periods again! My GP said I might get spotting but so far so good, 5 weeks on it and I feel like a new woman Its worth going back for a chat.
I was about to ask "who in their RIGHT MIND would opt to bleed" when Sluggie answered it for me!
I get suddenly hot, I sweat like there's no tomorrow and I have gained a lot of weight in the last four months. Maybe I'm hitting it?
I am in the hospital tomorrow for a hysteroscopy and uterine biopsy anyway so we'll soon find out!
I'll let you know how I get on!
No weight gain for me (thank God!) but the heat and the sweating I can empathise with. Good luck, LB!
Slugsta, thanks for the info. It won't be such a blow now if the doctor tells me I have to continue having periods.
Re. thyroid levels, the doctor can test you for this as well. I had mine tested along with my hormones last year, all normal.
I had to say no to Easter Eggs this year or I would be a lot heavier...
Good luck for tomorrow, LB.
I had a hysterectomy more than 10 years ago, but ovaries still intact - so still all the hormone activity (or lack of it) but no periods to tell me what is happening. I'm getting loads of hot flushes and sweating but it's hard to know how much of this is menopausal and how much is a side effect of medication I am taking (I suspect a bit of both). I'm taking 'menopace' (mixture of vitamins and some soya) as I am on so much medication for other stuff that I don't want to add HRt into the mix.
I take a lot of soya product because of my problem with milk and I've only just realised this has a lot of estrogen in it.
I just thought I was a mad cow...
Thanks for the explanation Sluggie.I was very doubtful of HRT but wasn't me and didn't feel I wanted to impose the me I was on my loved ones!
Wendy I had my thyroid checked as well as a load of other basic blood tests, all normal.
Hope you sort something out Liz.
Good luck for tomorrow, LB,
When I originally saw my GP it was to ask about thyroid as I was tired a lot and feeling cold. All fine though.
Slugsta - being as my bag is paediatrics I'm a bit of a numtpy about this end of things. If I do stop Depot next summer is there a chance of having bleeding?
I have been.
It's so dignified putting your legs in stirrups while someone shines a light up your floof isn't it?
Even worse when they feed a camera into your uterus!
All is well in there! Not even a polyp. I am NOT in menopause and I guess I shall have to accept that I'm just eating too much....