Feeling really fed up

Hi, here I am again, really don't know what to do with myself, I have been on HRT for about 6 weeks now due to hot flashes, my periods have been stopped for about a year (thank god) but now all I have done for the last 2-3 weeks is spotting, I have a good mind to stop the HRT because I don't want to go through that again, I feel really tired all the time and miserable which I didnt feel before my last blood test was TSH 2.4 (0,5-5.0), Doctor said this was fine and to stay on 100mcg thyroxine, in the month between my blood tests my TSH had gone from 0.05 to 2.4 which to me seemed a lot in a month, could I be feeling like this because of my thyroid or the HRT. Can you just stop HRT overnight or do you have to wean yourself off them.

Please can anyone help.


7 Replies

  • Your tsh is highish, you should aim for 1. If your thyroid was properly managed, you may not need hrt, or the health risks associated with it. Just my view for what it's worth

  • Thank you for replying, I just don't know what to do or what to ask the doctor, they just seem to want to fob you off to just get you out of their surgery, it does worry me the health risks ive heard so many bad things about HRT, my mum couldn't take it and maybe I cant.


  • Horse pee and progestin (fake progesterone) is very bad for you and implicated in lots of health problems. If you are going the HRT route, you need bioidentical HRT (not horse and chemicals that don't match your own). If your symptoms are mild, you might get away with natural progesterone cream, but if they are more severe, you probably need some natural estrogen (estriol and estradiol) and perhaps testosterone and/or DHEA as well. Sometimes the herbal remedies like agnus castus and black cohosh work (again if symptoms aren't too bad).

  • Have a look at progesterone cream instead of the hrt.... It might be the answer for you?


    G x

  • I would highly recommend the progesterone cream by Wellsprings- (you can google Wellsprings progesterone). It's natural, & progesterone is much better than HRT. All my friends who I recommended it to for hot flashes, tender boobs, bad periods etc, say it works for them. Good luck

  • I do sympathise - I spotted for about 3 or 4 weeks and was getting very fed up (hot flushes had got worse too) - but then suddenly at around the 6 or 7 week stage everything felt soooo much better and does seem to have underpinned and stabilised my thyroid too. We are all different but maybe give it another week or so? I have been able to start running and really feel me again for the first time in years.

    Do hope you feel better soon x

  • Pregnancy or any supplemental oestrogen such as HRT increases the dose required of Thyroxine. This is well documented.

    Looking at this from another perspective, I was put on HRT after a hysterectomy. In 2011 I was diagnosed with a hormone-receptive breast cancer. Surgeon and Oncologist did not pull any punches when they told me it was caused by the HRT. I wish I could go back and do it all again - or not do it!!

    Take care

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