Menopause No period for 6 months
2019 was the year from hell with all my Peri symptoms that almost sent me into the river in despair. Insomnia, dry skin, depression worse then I've ever experienced in my life and horrendous anxiety which caused nausea, which stopped me eating. Then the hot flashes started and i got up to 20 a day, night sweats at night. I lost too much weight and became close to anemic. Waking in a ball of fear everyday is horrific.
I am/was a very creative and productive artist/musician..my symptoms..particularly the anxiety put a complete stop to all that and left me a broken shell of the person I used to be. I recently upped my dose of Prozac to 15mg cos I couldn't take it anymore and I think that's stopped the anxiety/flashes..for now.
I've been advised by my menopause specialist to take transdermal HRT /Estrogel and Utrogestan..I'm very reluctant to do this as I'm not convinced its the answer, plus I had a horrible experience on Progesterone in Femeston 1.10. I've ordered The Natpro cream as I'm pretty sure I'm not out of the woods with symptoms and they'll probably come back, in which case I'd like to try the cream.
I haven't had a period in 6 months. I've been through all the short/long/flooding periods.
My question is..if I start the cream can I stay on it indefinitely and what happens of I stop?. I'm afraid to start something that'll possibly make things worse as I will HRT will if I start /stop it and then I'm back to square one. They dont do saliva tests here(Ireland) only blood tests which aren't reliable at this point so I dont know my hormone levels. Would I need to get a saliva test done..by post..before I start treatment?