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    Can I start HRT again after 6 years?

    Hi I stopped taking HRT - for no reason other than my doctor decided she did not want to prescribe anymore due to the research at the time which has now been proved to have been unreliable.
    I should have perhaps gone elsewhere to get further prsciption, but I didnt as at the time i felt ok and thought I didnt need it. As time has gone on I have felt age has crept up with out me noticing untill I began to think maybe if I had remained on HRT I would feel better, I am concerned re my skin is wrinkling much faster than previously, my body hair appears to have slowed down - eyebrows, hair on arms,legs. I think my eyelashes are thinner. Vaginal dryness, loss of libido and general interest in sex. Lack of energy, feel like I could get depressed, but fight it. stiffness in legs, when getting up sometimes. Generally the spark of life !
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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    Hi, some of the symptoms you describe may be related to menopause, however I would reccomend that you have a thorough general checkup prior to recommencing on HRT. This will exclude other causes and give you a baseline. Also, past and current medical  history  would need to be explored for any risk factors etc. You then can make an informed choice. It would be good to see a GP who has an interest/experience in Women's Health.
    Brenda    
    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide
     
    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).
     
    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer
     
     

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