Hi ladies I hope you are all as well as you can be :). I just need a bit of advice if possible? I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2006 and have since had 6 operations, the last one being a subtotal hysterectomy including the removal of both ovaries in 2013. As a result of this I am taking Premarin 0.625mg as I am only 34. i recently went to see my GP as I have been experiencing light headedness, tingling in hands and feet and generally feeling unwell. He advised me to stop taking my HRT and started going on about the risk of stroke, heart disease etc. He said if I experience and adverse effects from not taking it I can go back and he will give me patches. This obviously scared me to death! I don't agree with not taking them, I know there are risks associated but surely there are also risks if I don't take them to my bones etc. My question is should I follow his advice or request a second opinion? Can I request to be referred to a gynae for a review of medication or does this have to be done by the GP? The doctor I used to see about my 'female problems' has left the practice and I'm not sure what to do!
Thanks in advance ladies x