5 months to emerge as a butterfly

edited 6 April 2020 at 9:50AM in Debt free diaries
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  • benbenandmebenbenandme Forumite
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    I've spoken to the GP today, she is prescribing me hrt patches today. I need to go in and have my blood pressure done and she wants me to book a smear test too while I'm there. She also wants me to have a coil fitted instead of the pill, not sure about that bit yet though.
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  • DrawingalineDrawingaline Forumite
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    They really love pushing the coil onto people. I hated mine. I bleed while breastfeeding (only time out of four!) Then at the end the wires weren't where they should be and I had to have it taken out during a scan as they couldn't find it. Was very lucky they could reach it and I didn't end up with a GA in hospital to retrieve it.

    However some people love them! 

    Glad you were listened to though regarding hrt, I know a lot of women struggle to get it prescribed. I am still holding out. Will see how the monthly bleeds go, if I end up like my mum I will be on it in a heartbeat, hers were horrific. 
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  • benbenandmebenbenandme Forumite
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    Thanks Drawingaline, a couple of friends of mine have had it over the years and they hated it, said it was incredibly painful for the first couple of weeks. I went for the blood pressure check - 117/74 so very happy with that, smear test is booked for after work on Monday.

    I've just been to collect the prescription - £18!! Apparently because it has 2 lots of 'medicine' its double the prescription charge! That's just for one month. I will be looking into a pre-payment thing as I can't pay that every month.
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    beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    edited 20 April at 8:00PM
    I thought HRT was free now? 
    Or you only paid one charge.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
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    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
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  • benbenandmebenbenandme Forumite
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    It is in Scotland and Wales Beanie, not here yet  :s
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  • badmemorybadmemory Forumite
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    It used to be here many many years ago.  They also used to give you 6 months at a time.
  • benbenandmebenbenandme Forumite
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    Morning, so having woken up and read the leaflet in the packet I can't start the hrt patches until my next period :( I have taken my various other supplements that I bought yesterday, (magnesium, iron andsome bacteria for gut health), hopefully they will help until the patches start.

    Today I'm off out for a walk in the forest with a mate then a pub lunch, then back to have my hair sorted hopefully for the last time this holidays :)

    Banking is all looking okay, ten days until payday and I think I should be okay this month. 
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  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Hope you like your hair.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    MFW. Finally mortgage free February 2021****
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • benbenandmebenbenandme Forumite
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    Thank you Beanie, yep the blonde is back and I'm happy now :)
    I've had a much better day today, a good walk with a mate, lunch in the pub and a nice sunny day, makes such a difference :)
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  • joedenisejoedenise Forumite
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    Glad you got your hair sorted out and you're happy with it.

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