I recommend that you don’t try going cold turkey at home.
What a disaster. Having brought 6 months worth of HRT back from the UK, I found them at the Oyster Bay chemist. I live a hand to mouth; always running out of tablets; sort of existence and so never bought 6 packets or anything sensible like that.
Imagine my horror, when I went to the chemist when I had taken my LAST tablet only to be told that they had run out.
“Run out”, I squeaked, ‘what do you mean? Will you have some more tomorrow?”
“No Madame, we don’t know when more will come”.
I called my reinforcements – husband – and first had to confess that I had run out of HRT. I then explained that life would be catastrophic for all of us, if I stopped taking them just like that from one day to the next. He got the message. He asked me what the chemical compounds were in the tablets.
“What”? I asked, I thought he was joking. “I have no idea”. “Well find out” he said.
I looked it up for the first time since I had started taking them. I have always been a head in the sand kind of gal. Never read anything when I was pregnant as it all sounded very unpleasant. Didn’t WANT to know what I was taking to get through my PMD.
He went to lots of different chemists and drew a blank in each. Finally he found Ellesse Solo, he had found – would that do?
“Yes’, I said gratefully and took a tablet. The Ellesse bit was the same, it was just the darling little Solo bit that was different to the Duet bit.
Hmmm can you imagine the consequences?