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23 Aug 2007

hrt weight gaid
I started taking HRT a month ago as I was tested and found I was defnitly in menopause after comlaining about severe tiredness and headaches. I am 46 yrs old. I feel so much better but has gained 2.5 kg and this while taking Xenical. Please help as I know if I did not start Xenical if would have probaly a bigger weight gain. I must also mention that I am also taking eltroxin ( 0.1 mg) for the past 2 years)
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Forty
The problem with HRT is that some women will experience weight gain, while others will lose weight - this is an individual reaction. Seeing that you seem to benefit from taking HRT and probably don't want to stop taking it, you would need to continue with the Xenical and a very-low-fat-diet to prevent further weight gain. If you can start doing aerobic exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for 30 or more minutes every day then this will promote your weight loss and also have the benefit that it prevents osteoporosis which is always a risk during the menopause.
Best regards
DietDoc
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