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Menopause and running

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19 Sep
1:22pm, 19 Sep 2021
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Fragile Do Not Bend
Tom Tom, if you are over 45 your GP should should be prescribing HRT based on you getting night sweats.

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19 Sep
7:12pm, 19 Sep 2021
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Tom Tom
Thanks all. Have been looking into the options, and hopefully will be all set on phonecall day. And yes, always useful to quote the NICE guidance. Ironically, actually managed to sleep all the way through the night last night, for the first time in ages!
19 Sep
7:51pm, 19 Sep 2021
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sallykate
I had night sweats, insomnia and anxiety in my late 40s but never thought to go to the doctor as I was still having regular periods - and still am, at 53. I thought I’d get shooed away until I’d been without a bleed for six months - is that not the case? The sweats eased; anxiety comes and goes.
19 Sep
7:52pm, 19 Sep 2021
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LindsD
Nope sk. I was still having periods when I went on HRT
19 Sep
9:08pm, 19 Sep 2021
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Velociraptor
I often start HRT in women who are still having periods if their symptoms are compelling and a trial of HRT is their preference. If it doesn't improve matters, they can always stop it again.
19 Sep
9:11pm, 19 Sep 2021
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Lip Gloss
I need to phone my GP for a review.
19 Sep
10:22pm, 19 Sep 2021
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Lizzie Whizz
I seem to be pottering along - finally got the old Mirena out whilst on POP and declined a replacement. I ran out of POP due to an empty packet/bank hol situation, and am waiting to start the next pack on the 1st day of a period. 4 months so far! I'm perma-tired & mildly anxious, but put that down to excess weight. So, no idea where I am at!

My friend has huge work-stress and finally accepted ADs, but some of the symptoms you mention, esp aches and pains & anxiety, sound like her. I've mentioned menopause as something on my radar, but it's not the sort of thing we talk about usually!
20 Sep
10:36am, 20 Sep 2021
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Lizzie Whizz
Calcium - that was the other thing! She had raised cholesterol, quit cheese, and now has low calcium & vit D.
20 Sep
11:52am, 20 Sep 2021
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Grast_girl
Lizzie Whizz, I don't think you have to wait for the start of the period, just give them 7 days for them to kick in if you're using them for contraception. I'm not a medical doctor though, so could be wrong.
20 Sep
2:18pm, 20 Sep 2021
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Lizzie Whizz
More period control than contraception.

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Last July a blood test indicated that I was going through the menopause (GP did it as due to using D...

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