Was wondering if anyone could help me out with some advice or similar experiences. I had a hysterectomy a few years ago and then had an oophorectomy in February this year. I started on HRT (oestrogel) immediately after the oophorectomy and had no menopausal symptoms other than slight insomnia which went away when my consultant suggested an extra pump of oestrogel before going to bed.
I’ve now moved to America and I can only get patches included on my healthcare insurance (realising how incredible the NHS is now!!). Since having these I have had headaches every day, awful insomnia, hot flushes, been very emotional and generally don’t feel right at all - I’m assuming these are all menopausal symptoms. I’m not sure whether I need to give my body time to adjust or whether the dose is completely wrong (it’s hard to compare a dose of gel with a patch).