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  #1  
Unread 02-01-2009, 09:34 PM
Sandrena Gel

Hi to all!
I was previously on "Livial" which is a steroid, and in the past 4 days have started using Sandrena Gel. Would love to hear from others who have had positive or negative experiences using this form of HRT.
Regards
Lisa/Australia
TAH/BSO 23rd Sep 08
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  #2  
Unread 02-04-2009, 04:37 PM
Sandrena has been excellent for me!!

Hi Lisa

I too have previously taken Livial!!

After my TAH/BSO in oct 07, I initially took Climival ........... that didn't suit.

Then I was prescribed Sandrena gel and haave never felt better.

Shellie x
  #3  
Unread 02-04-2009, 04:48 PM
Sandrena Gel

Hi Shellie,
Thanks for your response.
It's only been 6 days taking Sandrena Gel, so it still hasn't kicked in like i'd like it to. I'll be patient and hope that like you I will feel myself again.
Your response has made me feel more positive, Thank you.
Regards
Lisa
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  #4  
Unread 02-05-2009, 03:54 PM
Time & Site of Application.

Hi Lisa

I have established that for me it is really important to do the following: -

* to apply at the same time every night;
* ensure site is free from body lotions, perfumes etc;
* not to get the application wet within an hour of application
* to apply to the inside of alternate thighs each time;
* when exercising more I tended to need a 1/4 dose extra;

Hope this helps.

Shellie x
  #5  
Unread 02-05-2009, 04:10 PM
Sandrena Gel

Thanks Shellie for all your help.
Have you put on weight using the Gel? I put on weight while using the Livial, about 6 kilos, and I'm a little afraid that the Gel will make me put on more weight. Also how long was it before Sandrena kicked in for you?
Have a great day
Lisa
TAH/BSO 23rd September 08, age 40.
  #6  
Unread 02-06-2009, 02:09 PM
Sandrena Gel

I Lisa

I also put on about 14lbs with Livial - steroid based meds tend to do that.

I started to put on some weight when I first started hormone therapy, but I asigned this to lack of exercise and too many choccies!!!

Once I got a routine going, it came off again ..... slowly. I felt that good in other ways I just tried harder to get the weight off. More exercise, less rubbish food etc.

I think for me it took a good year to fully recover from the surgery and about the same amount of time for my body to get used to having no natural oestrogen.

Have agreat weekend.

S x
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