I am 56 yrs old and this is my 8th year of the menopause. I still get monthly (although very , very limited) bleeds. But the main problem is the horrendous depression, mood swings and anxiety that fluctuate so high, especially a week before a a period.
However, I am taking B12 injections, NDT, Adrenal Extra (via Dr P), Q10, Vit C and D as well as Iron supplements. ( I have a history ferritin and folate defficiency).
Now this is the biggy.........I have been taking Venlafaxine (anti-depressants) for 15 yrs.....I have seen my GP regarding this issue.......He stated ( a real cop-out) that "taking anti-depressants for a long time may cause a person to become immune to them! ". So I have been given a slightly higher dose..
Going back to the menopause, I suffer so very, very much. I have been reading a lot of literature regarding Natural Progesterone. And the use of PROMETRIUM which is apparently natural as opposed to synthetic hormone.
I have to do something. I have scrolled through the internet at costings for this medicine and it quite expensive. And, apparently it does not work given in a tablet form.
Can anybody tell me If I can get this on the NHS? or have any other helpful advice please?