Estradiol patch weight gain

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It took care of the hot-flashes but caused me to gain 10 pounds in a 6 week period. My doc said the weight gain was from menopause. Well, I took the patch off 2 weeks ago and threw it away, and I have now lost 6 of those pounds and feel much better. I think it was causing depressiont too. I have been on bio-identical hormones for a few years - progesterone cream and DHA cream - and have done fine. I had osteoporosis before the hormone creams but have now reversed it.
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I would rather blame any upcoming weight gain on the candy bars and the recovery process. How can you not gain weight while doing NOTHING...LOL. I am getting ready to have my hyst on the 29th...I am too fat already.
I had a hyster in 05. Same situation as all of you. I have gained 23lbs after working at Weight Watchers and losing 52lbs in 03. I have started researching weight gain and hysterectomies just yesterday. I am a Christian, believer in JC.
Could these symptoms be side effects of the patch, or are they from the hysterectomy? I'm using the same weight loss plan (Weight Watchers), exercising (aerobic and light weights), with no success. I'm 5'10" and weigh around 180 pounds... The symptom, except for the underarm pains, remind me of when I took birth control pills in my early 20s.
My concerns are I don't want to gain weight, and I want to maintain female shape, so does one formulation of estradiol (oral or transdermal) help preserve female hourglass figure? Also, is it true that transdermal estradiol is safer for risk of blood clots (stroke and dvt's)? I don't like wearing a patch, but will if there are real advantages. Also, what is the correct dosage for a perimenopausal woman? I also take Prometrium, 200 mg per day, but am not sure if I should go up on that.
When my Psychatrist decided to try me on Topamax it was because of my anieity over my weight gain with the standard mood stabilizers. Within these past two years I have lost 38 pounds taking this medicine. I will say that I have done low- carb about 8 of those months but ashamed to say no exercise.I have suffered with migrane headaches for about 10 years - they are gone . I think i have had one mild one .
0025mg estradiol patch. Since then, I have suffered from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia symptoms, osteoarthritis in knees. About two years ago, unexplained weight gain (15 lbs) and found 11 cm. (not mm) cyst on left kidney. No treatment. Ultrasound tech said a lot of gas in abdominal cavity causing stomach distention. CBCs are fine. Intermal Medicine doc says it's thyroid, Endocrinologist says no. One doc says "divorce denial" & I go to Psychiatrist.
I could not figure out why I was feeling poorly. I also had an immediate weight gain (bad enough that I have to constantly watch my weight... this was not pleasant). I was bloated and uncomfortable. I called the pharmacist after about the fifth day I was on that regimen and he explained the difference in prescriptions and stated that there are many women who do not tolerate a high amount of Estriol. I switched back immediately to the other dosage.
Please tell me after afull hysterectomy , does she need oestrogen and progesterone, or one or the other. She was on oestrogen patches with no joy , now on oestrogen tablets and the weight gain and bloating is making her very unhappy , the doctors say the weight gain is nothing to do with the operation..that is the biggest load of codswollop even i have heard.
I can tell you that the Vivelle patch IS estradiol. It is considered a human (something 17 beta... have to look it up) form of Estradiol. It is made from Yams but acts in the body the same as the estrogen (Estradiol.. the best) in your body would work. If you did not use the patch of estradiol, your body would kick in to make fat (around the trunk so that it would be easy for the body to access) since a by-product of this fat in menopause is an estrogen called Estrone... not the best estrogen.
I use only estradiol, and that is the estrogen in the Vivelle patch. Estradiol is considered one of the better estrogens to use and the current thinking is that the Estrone (which the body makes especially if there is no Estradiol supplementation) is simply not the best for our bodies.
Most of the shift is due to the estrogen. Estrogen will not cause weight gain..it is the loss of estrogen that causes much of this. Yeah, I wouldn't want you to try the bodyrolling massage for adhesions since it sounds like you are dealing with something different. I would, though, encourage you to pick up Vliet's book so you can get information that would help you become more comfortable with the whole hormone issue. It is a HUGE topic, as you can imagine.
If I were you and you are not sure HRT is for you, I would get a second opinion. I choose to take the injections just when I need them instead of being put on a medication that stay in your system all the time. I can say that I have not had any problem at all. The bonus is that it increases your sex drive. I think it is just whichever you think will work for you. I take alot of other medications and I did not to take anymore pills, and I am allergic to adhesive so the patch was out.
Also to mention that a weight gain of so much weight also can be a cause of a heightening of the hot flushes. Fat stores estrogen and it's believed that estrogen is partially to blame for the hot flushes. There often isn't enough progesterone in the body to offset the extra estrogen and very often, doctors will make the mistake of giving estrogen when the real problem is a lack of progestrone.
(depression,facial hair growth,acne, high cholesterol, high insulin,weight gain upper body, too much testosterone,breast cysts and probably ovarian cysts). I lost 100 pounds from a gastric bypass but am still about 50 pounds overweight. Do fat cells secrete estrogen? Do I even need estrogen replacement? I used a bioidentical progesterone cream in the past. I was on Yaz birth control before the surgery. Without that I was practically psychotic.I am more miserable now than before surgery.
Progesterones may increase breast cancer risk, promote weight gain, cause depression, increase cholesterol, and do not prevent bone loss. The use of testosterone in menopausal women has been studied and shows some benefit at low doses to treat vasomotor symptoms and decreased libido. Higher dosages have been associated with elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, male pattern hair growth, and acne. So what are the FDA-approved Bioidentical Hormones?
I've been recovering fairly well but feelings of worthlessness and depression are increasing. Some of that is, I'm sure, hormonal though my doctor has me on a estradiol patch. One of the depressing factors for me is that I had a flat stomach before. Not ripped abs like Ms. Olympia but it was flat. Now there is this bulge over the incision! I'd thought my whole abdomen would swell as a unit which may not be great but at least it would be one even bulge. Please, why has no one mentioned this?
The connection with progesterone and weight gain is also there - I think of when you are pregnant and gain weight to sustain the pregnancy, isn't that the progesterone and without the ovaries/uterus we don't have the right enzyme to effective use the supplemental progesterone. There is a link between insulin, estrogen and thyroid. Menopause is the prime time for thyroid problems. It is complicated that's for sure! I certainly wish their was an easy answer for all of us.
I had hair loss, high Fsh and Lh, cold and hot intolerance, dizzy, dry eyes and dry mouth, migraines, weight gain, and a myriad of symptoms. Ridiculous really. I currently see a rheumatologist and endocrinologist and refuse to talk to my primary about it anymore. I am on Plaquenil, synthroid, nabumentone, tramadol, estradiol patch and progesterone, vitamin d, probiotic, eye drops and mouth wash. I am getting better everyday and so happy I kept pushing.
The symptoms are confusing because they are so similar (unexplained weight gain, foggy feeling, confusion, general weakness, depression, low sex drive, dry skin, etc.) I may be wrong, but I feel that my symptoms are related more to my thyroid. Yet, I feel SO confused and foggy....who knows? Thank you for the encouragement.
I have so many weird symptoms I think all the docs I saw thought I was a nut. My symptoms were fatigue, weight gain, carpul tunnel syndrome, ankle, hand , hip, and shoulder pain,shin splints, tiny white spots all over my body, severe constipation, hair loss, mood swings,pelvic pain, and a lot more I can't think of. Each doc I saw treated me for something else....said I was menapausal and my thyroid was fine because my tsh and t3 and t4 were in normal range. I still felt horrible.
i am 47 years old , i had a hysterectomy 5 years ago still have ovaries and have been miserable ever since .these are my symptoms. no sleep, night sweats hot flashes brain fog, weight gain upper abdominal bloating constantly, constipation, no sex drive at all i am always depressed. have tried hrt but more weight gain. i have tried everything under the sun nothing works just want to give up, please if anyone can help me, or has gone through the same please let me know what helped you..
HEY, I'M LIKE YOU WANTING TO KNOW WHAT TO DO....I'M ONLY 5 DAYS POST OP. THE DR. GAVE ME THE PATCH TO USE...BUT, TO WAIT AND SEE IF I ACTUALLY NEED THEM...SOME WOMEN DOES JUST FINE..HOW HAVE YOU BEEN FEELING? ANY HOT FLASHES?
I have 3 other doctors (specialists) who have never heard of anxiety/depression lowering testosterone and the patient feeling worse when getting T replacement.I had the worse reation to andriol.The patch was not good. I believe my low T level is a big part of my problem,what should I do?I tried androgel 1.25mg and only lasted one day,because it increased my anxiety/depression.Has anyone heard of anxiety/depression lowering T levels?
I read about something called TheraPause on the Hystersisters site yesterday. It's a patch that you place on the back of your neck or your chest that monitors your body temp...evidently, when it senses your temp rising, it kicks in to cool you down. It's weird, but even though I've been through menopause, the past week or so, I've started having some hot flashes and night sweats again...didn't think that was going to happen (my TAH was 2/8) so I think I may try this patch thing.
likewise, some people who are hypo can lose weight, though it's unusual; or some hyper can gain weight, also unusual. Your labs indicate hypo; your symptoms can be either. You might try a very low dose of thyroid replacement and see what happens. When my levels drop too low, I experience almost all of those symptoms, except the weight loss.
I do not like taking beta-blockers, I gainned 100lbs in 10 years. Doctors will say that they dont make you gain weight , I would have to debate them on this. Is NCS like POTS? I have wondered that I could have something liek this.
thow me on a pill that only made me gain weight. I was tipping the scales at 320+. I got to the point that I didn't care anymore. I gave up. I finally got tired of being obese and not being "normal" w/ my period that I decided to see a nutritionist. Here is what I paid a lot of $ for. So far I have lost 40 pounds in 3 months and my period is NORMAL! Kinda funny that I was told that my weight was the problem. It was the food!
I'm scared about a hysterectomy too because it's like they take all your female organs and alot of people gain weight from the estrogin pills they give you. Well, I must say since I've been on vicodin I've gained a bunch of weight. I used to weigh 100 pounds and I've gained 30 pounds just in the last year. It has to be the vicodin. That's one good thing I'm looking foward to after I stop the vicodin. Losing weight. I hope we both find help. God Bless You.
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