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fruitsalad | 18:50 Wed 24th Apr 2019 | Body & Soul
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Are there any ladies on here taking HRT after the age of 60?
My gp seems reluctant to prescribe, it although I am having terrible menopausal symptoms, very short temper, anger, hatefulness,
as well as what I presume to be, the usual aches pains and hot flushes, My last very heavy bleed was just under 2 years ago, so I am very late starting it.

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Fruit.....I started the menopause in my mid thirties. HRT really saved my life and I remained on it for over twenty years so I can't answer your question....but....
You are very late starting I think but I can't see that is a reason for not taking HRT. Is age the reason your GP seems reluctant to prescribe?
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gness, yes its not recommended for woman over 60 apparently
I didn't know that but had I been a late starter and as ill as I was I'd have fought for HRT.
I had friends who sailed through it......I'm not a wuss but lord was I ill.......nearly broke up my marriage and there were times when I could have killed someone and that's not me.
The real me arrived a couple of weeks after applying the patches and it was bliss.
I'm going to look into the age thing out of curiosity....it's interesting.
Will you insist on being prescribed HRT?
no personal experience but all the advice pages I can find say that its a matter for individual judgement....given your particular circumstances, would it be worth asking to see a specialist or even paying for a private consultation?
I've been advised not to take hrt, as my younger sister had breast cancer, after a couple of years taking it. That put me right off.
Apparently, some low dose antidepressants, can work very well in reducing hot flushes. Which I know to be true, as I take one of them. Also, my moods are more even. It is miserable and I hope you can sort something out soon, to alleviate these horrible symptoms.
I asked my Doc about hot flushes etc and she said if there was anything that could cure them I would be taking it myself !

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