The HRT shortage
Feb03

The HRT shortage

Around the end of last summer, I became aware of a shortage of HRT in some parts of the country. I was lucky, I could still get mine. I went on HRT early last year, after months of horrendous night sweats. I would wake up most nights literally drenched in sweat and would end up sleeping on a towel. Needless to say, it was making my already troubled sleep even worse. Initially, I started on HRT tablets, but after a few months my GP was...

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The avulsion fracture and recovery part 3
Nov18

The avulsion fracture and recovery part 3

Back in June, my son suffered an avulsion fracture on his pelvis. Avulsion fractures are usually related to sport and are more common in young people who are growing quickly. My son’s fracture was caused by pulling a muscle while doing long jump in competition, which pulled his bone away. He was in a lot of pain and was taken to hospital by ambulance. He has made a remarkable recovery since then, but was told he would need to go...

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The avulsion fracture and recovery part 1
Sep30

The avulsion fracture and recovery part 1

Earlier this year, my son suffered an avulsion fracture on his pelvis. Avulsion fractures are usually related to sport and are more common in young people who are growing quickly. When young people have their growth spurt, their bones grow faster than their muscles. So then their muscles are tight and they have to catch up with the growth of the bones. My son’s fracture was caused by pulling a muscle while doing long jump, which...

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The HRT patch
Jun18

The HRT patch

My GP recently recommended that I move to an HRT patch rather than take HRT tablets. You can read more about that here. So what is it like using an HRT patch? An HRT patch is like a large plaster. It is completely clear, so not very visible. It should be applied to a fairly small area of the body around the bum and hips, so shouldn’t show through your clothes anyway. The leaflet makes it very clear that it should be in this...

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Night sweats, the perimenopause and HRT
Jan28

Night sweats, the perimenopause and HRT

About a year ago, I started sweating at night. In winter and only wearing underwear in bed, I would wake up literally drenched in sweat. Not every night, but two or three nights a week. Sometimes it was so bad that I couldn’t bear to get back into my soaking bed, so I would take myself to the spare room for the rest of the night. I know that night sweats are a symptom of the menopause. I also know that they can be a symptom of...

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