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Question mark over the risks and benefits of HRT

Is HRT Safe? The Debate Continues…

Do the advantages of HRT outweigh the disadvantages – yes or no? This was the question posed in a fascinating debate I attended at The Guild of Health Writers last week. The controversy and conflicting research surrounding Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a minefield for any health professional to negotiate, let alone the average menopausal […]

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google calendar showing reminders to take HRT

HRT and Me: Using Google Calendar for HRT Reminders

Many women I’ve spoken with have been put off taking bio-identical HRT because of all the calendar checking that’s involved in juggling three separate HRT preparations. With synthetic HRT you often only have to take one combination pill a day which is a lot simpler. I have two magic words that solve that problem: Google […]

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A box of Testim testosterone gel tubes

HRT and Me: Using Testim Testosterone Gel as a Woman

I’ve received a comment on my post HRT and Me: The Battle for Testosterone from a reader asking how I’m getting on with my Testim testosterone gel and I realised it’s probably time for an update on my experience of using bio-identical HRT. The answer, in a nutshell is, I’m feeling well but think I […]

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a box of evorel 50 patches, a box of utrogestan 200 tablets and a tube of testim gel

HRT and Me: The Battle for Testosterone

I’ve just taken my first dose of testosterone.  Not because I want to change my gender or take up body-building, but because I would like to feel like a normal woman again. Back in August I wrote about my menopausal journey so far and my experience with synthetic HRT, namely Prempak-C.  After two months of […]

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Prempak-C HRT box and tablets

HRT and Me: My Experience of Prempak-C and Weight Gain

On Sunday I took my last dose of HRT.  After a couple of months on Prempak-C I decided that I wasn’t prepared to live with the side effects. Prempak-C and Weight Gain Looking through the photos of myself taken over the Summer the change in my appearance was obvious. Over the course of two months […]

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