After 16 months and a bit of a struggle I have given in .... Today I have agreed to try HRT.
I am not really sure why I was so agaist it ...( think I just wanted to deal with everything myself.. mrs control freak!!) but i have just found the awful aches pains and negativity too much and decided I can't continue to decline as i have the last few months.
I feel a bit disappointed in myself not coping but think at the moment it is probably best for me before i go crazy :(
I understand my discomfort is trivial compared to some peoples treatment but I hope you can understand and
any advice or experiences of premarin would be great please
Many thanks to you all
Don't give yourself a hard time about not being able to cope without HRT. You've had a massive change in how your body works and sometimes we need a bit of help to replace those hormones that have been taken away really suddenly by the surgery.
i can't comment on your brand of HRT but will say I've had no problems with mine. My doctor said to give it 3 months and if it doesn't agree with you then to try another brand and you will find the one that works for you. I hope it goes ok with the first brand
Sorry! Blooming iPad! Good luck with it and I hope you start feeling better. Tess xxx
I'm on Premarin, second month & finding it better than previous 2 HRT medications.
Like you, I didn't think I needed the treatment but after over a year since my chemo-radiotherapy realised 16 years of 'coping' without the hormones was going to be difficult and was going to impact not only my life but my families! So far so good!
i was DXd cervical adenocarcinoma 1b1 this past summer, had a rad hyst w/out chemo nor radiation but was started on Premarin .625 once a day which has been a MIRACLE pill for me! I was having awful hot flashes but now feel back to "normal" but worry the estrogen might be risky with the DX I had. How are you feeling now and what HRT are you on now?
I am afraid i never collected the prescription i was given as i had second thoughts about the whole thing. I did actually start to feel a lot better and the night sweats have eased.
Struggled on but have just been diagnosed with vaginal atrophy... I have no idea if taking HRT would have spared me this but i now have a vagianl pessaty containing oesrogen only to ' sort me out'
Hope it works :)