Response times do vary for women once they start HRT. Some women find they feel better quickly whereas for other women it can take three months to feel the full effects. We ask that with any treatment you are given you allow three months before deciding how it suits you.

Some women do develop breast tenderness initially which often settles. Some women do experience some bleeding which usually settles within the first few months.

During your follow-up appointment, if you are still experiencing symptoms your consultant may decide that the dose or type of HRT needs to be changed.