Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
I am Dr. Aarti Abraham, OB - GYN, and would love to assist you with your health query.
No, HRT ( Angeliq
) in your case, can be started before your periods totally stop.
I think it makes more sense to trust your doctor rather than your pharmacist, what do you feel ?
Also, plant based supplements are not necessarily effective or safe compared to HRT.
You can take Angeliq, as it will provide contraceptive
benefits, as well as help you sleep and with the hot flashes.
Of course, if you are not on Marvelon
OR angeliq, you are not protected.
You are in peri menopause
, so conception should be a rarity, but odd events occur, and till menses totally cease, sporadic ovulation can always occur.
In your case, You are not protected this month.
You should use condoms or alternative methods (vaginal sponge ) etc if you wish to be 100 % protected against pregnancy
Please resume Angeliq next month without reservations.
All the best
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