I stopped having my periods 5 years ago and felt I was able to cope without any replacement.
As the years went by, I began to experience mild flushings, which again, I was able to cope with.
Over the past year I have found that my symptoms have increased which have resulted in me feeling tired, lacking in energy to carry out day to day tasks, I have felt very uninterested in life and basically things had become a real struggle in general.
I attended my GP and explained how I was feeling. I was tested to find out my oestrogen levels. They were very low which qualified me as an ideal candidate for HRT.
At first I was very sceptical after hearing so many negative stories, through the press, about HRT but, due to my desperation to feel a quality of life again, I decided to give them a go.
Month one was uneventful. Month two I could feel a difference in my energy levels. By month three I could really feel the benefit, not only in my energy levels but in my general outlook on life.
I have been taking them for 5 months now and I feel 10 years younger. I have been advised that I can keep taking these for the next 2 years and I'm so happy about that.
Thank goodness for HRT. It's given me a new lease of life.
Eileen comments: It's great that you are feeling so much better, some women find that natural remedies can help but for others HRT really is the only answer!