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taking the pill for menopause

By Anonymous September 8, 2014 - 3:54pm
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I have used estradot patches since hysterectomy 4 years ago. I am coming up to age 53 soon. The patches did nothing for my vaginal health resulting in constant infections after sex and the patches were sticky, kept coming off and embarrassing. So a couple of months ago I started taking the low dose contraceptive microgynon 20ED every day. My vaginal health is excellent now except for the different ofour it always has through a lack of balanced hormonexs and this is far easier to do (take a pill a day). But this is so taboo...any advice? I do feel anxiety on this pill still as my hormones are obviously very unbalanced ie testosterone etc. I cannot aford to see a hormone doctor for some time so I an doing this for now.

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Pat, thanks for your question. I got it from a Gp who did not like the idea of me taking it but I told the GP I was still having a period etc so hence I lied. Sorry, not asking about getting anyones's permission, just advice as to why it is such a bad idea? I will see a hormone doctor eventually but recently I met a lady in her late 50's who was on this pill until she was 56. I want to use this until I can get proper hormone help but reallllly don't understand all the fear there is attatched to it's use. It has helped me gynaecologically big time. What is all the fear over this?

September 9, 2014 - 3:31pm
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Hi Anon -

Thanks for your question. Did the doctor who prescribed the low dose contraceptive know your medical history and determine that you could safely use it? You seem to be stating that you think what you are doing is not in your best interests but can't afford to see a "hormone physician" and therefore you want advice from someone who will say that what you're doing is okay. Is that correct, or did you mean something else? Let us know.



September 8, 2014 - 5:52pm
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