Medical Q&As

HRT - no relief yet?

I began taking hormone replacement treatment almost 3 weeks ago. I don't feel any better. Should I expect to feel some improvement at this time?

It is too early to say if the hormone replacement treatment is having a beneficial effect. As a working rule of thumb I would generally wait three months before making a judgement about the effectiveness of a particular treatment. Assuming that the product is working effectively for you the first relief you should notice is a reduction in the severity and frequency of flushes. If you have not noticed any improvement after three months then the treatment dosage may need to be increased. Since you have only started treatment three weeks ago I think you have a little further to go before a fair assessment can be made about the effectiveness of the product.