Estrogen patch and weight gain

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I say this because it typically is the Lack of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> that will cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> not the abundance. On the other hand, since you are also taking progesterone, you may have been out of balance between the two hormones. My other thought is that you may be the type of person who does really well on progesterone without added estrogen, although the more I research recent studies on this, those people are few and far between.
Hi, I had a total hysterectomy on April 20 (3 months ago). I had my uterus, ovaries, cervix and tubes removed due to fibroids, ovarian cysts, and endometrosis (found during the operation). I also scheduled a urologist to come in after the hysterectomy and perform a bladder suspension. I'm 55 years old and prior to surgery I had not stopped bleeding on a regular basis, so the hysterectomy was my "menopause".
I was put on the 10 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span>. Does anyone have experience on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span> Vivelle-Dot, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> if so did you like it? How long was your adjustment period if you had surgical menopause and was put on an estrogen supplement? I do have, what I believe might be mild hot flashes..I feel like I'm hot and I'm running a fever but I'm not.
My progesterone was increased and switched from cream to an oral form which I had to put under my tongue. Progesterone is a natural diuretic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> in theory should not cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> in fact can promote weight loss when necessary (estrogen is cited as a weight "maintainer"). But, I started to balloon. Talk about distress. My "middle" grew about six inches and my poor little 36 barely A's were crying for a larger bra. Of course I started to research like mad.
There have been a number of studies on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> is believed not to increase weight. Many women do gain weight and believe it is due to estrogen, but the studies don't support it. Some increase in breast size and some fluid retention do happen. Having your ovaries out can also affect your thyroid hormone levels and that can cause weight gain. Ask your doctor to check your thyroid levels. Machelle M.
I just dont know how to stop the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>? labs are normal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Im excersising etc.... Ive gained 30 pounds since all of this and if you have any suggestions I would be so happy to hear Hollistic hormone specialist>?
I would rather blame any upcoming <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> on the candy bars <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the recovery process. How can you not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> while doing NOTHING...LOL. I am getting ready to have my hyst on the 29th...I am too fat already.
The most recent study (The women's health initiative WHI)on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the risk of breast cancer only showed a risk with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> progesterone in the product called "prempro". To date, the WHI study has not shown an association of estrogen alone and breast cancer.
It can be very easy to blame the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> on the hysterectomy but hysterectomies do not cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> by themselves <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> thats a very true fact! If u have heard that they do well thats just a myth!! Look it up and do your research! Dont let the fear of gaining weight stop you from having a surgery that could change your way of life tremendously or it could even save your life!! Most women are very happy they had their hysterectomies.
I WILL dig deep into all my research and I WILL find a way to stop this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I WILL unzip <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> walk out of this body I do not know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> find myself again. I will post all new findings as I search to try and help all of us. Yes, I too attend a health club, eliptical and bike 30 mins, circuit training, my trainer says this, (no hitting please ladies-although I could have punched him)..."weight gain is a mind issue.
we all are having the same problems <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the catch 22 of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> which leads to depession which leads to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> etcl Any experts out there with a natural solution to losing weight with no pills. I would love to hear from someone!!
Instead, she deals with females like me. Anyhow, I am on the lowest dosage of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> 0.5 (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span> form) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> take 10 days of progesterone each month. (one pill a day) I am also on a low dosage of testosterone lotion, (one dose a week) due to being constantly tired. I have been tested for thyroid problem, came out pretty good. According to the Dr. the numbers were so close, it was not worth putting me on any medication, since the medication would cause another set of complete different problems.
I dont expect to lose any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> but I absolutely CAN NOT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> anymore, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> if my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> levels are going to drop precipitously I want to spare myself and my loved ones the disruption of living with a beast for the next while while my mind tries to make sense of the craziness my body will be going through. Any thoughts?
small boned frame went from 150 lbs to 190 lbs so fast! My PCP gave me a lecture on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ordered TSH <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> CBC twice. They all came back within normal limits. In addition to the weight gain similar to those posted here, I have been having lower right abdominal pain and pain above my belly button. When the doctor pressed near the belly button, I felt pain there and it radiated to my lower right abdomoen. I had a CT scan which showed normal apendix and gall bladder.
So she put me on an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span>, very mild dosage, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> she said that my body can't regulate itself with any changes of my estrogen levels, and that's why I gained this weight again. Have any of you heard of this before? I don't mean 20 or 30 lbs. I'm talking 80 to 100 lbs!! I guess since too much estrogen did this, too little could do it too. Someone, please help?
I am on 3 pills of estrace a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a Vivelle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span> every other day. Have been on it for 2 weeks now, gained about 5 lbs and go in this Friday for the transfer. I will stay on the meds til Aug. 15th, which is the date of the blood test to see if I am pregnant, then if it is a positive, I will be on it for 8 more weeks. Yikes, didn't expect to gain even more. Anyone else in this situation?
lost 16 when I got my Thyroid meds increased <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> used the bio idnetical <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> should speak to dr about this a Ednochronolgist for thyroid and gyno for hormone info...advice do not go to family dr for this go to the specialists. Good luck and let Remar and I know how you are please.
There is some evidence that the patch might have a slightly lower risk of blood clots because it does not go into the intestinal tract <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> bypasses your liver. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> should not differ between one form of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the other. Your best bet is to talk about this with your doctor so you can understand what they were thinking. Machelle M.
I had talked with my doctor about the shot possibly having an effect on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> since I had not changed my diet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> exercise routines <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had unexplained <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>. She assured me that weight control was only dependant on calories consumed versus calories burned and that I must have changed something without really noticing, that the shot could only potentially increase my weight by 5 pounds in a year.
hospital)coupled with an unruly young adult son, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a not so happy marriage. I really do not feel the 30 lb <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> coincides with my diet. I truly do not feel what I eat could account for such a large weight gain. I have gone from a size 12 to a size 16, and look like I am 7 months pregnant. My hair is looking sgraggly and my nails are frail.I have been weaning off .25 climara patch and 100 mg progesterone since Dec 05. My gyn switched me to 0.3/1.
There are a few common misconceptions about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> aging that I’d like to address. First, hormone supplements don’t cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> - menopause, in general, with or without hormones, is associated with about a 10 pound gain. This often starts in perimenopause so it could occur as early as the 40’s. Second, lean muscle mass decreases slowly from mid-30’s probably until menopause when it decreases more steeply.
I feel very tired and achy most of the time, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the lack of energy has caused a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>, In the past month I have developed a slight daily nipple discharge that, after a mammogram and blood tests, my gynecologist says is related to and caused by an underactive thyroid. My hair has been on the thin side for years, but in the past 6 weeks or so seems to be coming out by the handfuls. I am very frustrated and tired of feeling tired.
Progesterones may increase breast cancer risk, promote <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>, cause depression, increase cholesterol, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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?
Mainly now I am still dealing with the insomnia, panic, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> constipation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the overall pain. What is this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> why do I feel so crappy? I never knew menopause was so horrible and I MEAN HORRIBLE. If someone had told me when I was in my 20s that... oh yeah and guess what when you hit your 50s your gonna wish you were dead rather than feel like you hit a wall physically (figuratively speaking) EVERYDAY. This is hell srsly. I never knew I would hit meno age and feel this poorly.
One hormone off, can affect the rest <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> may explain why some of your anxiety is still present. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> is not fun either.. look into the above and at least read on it!! This is a challenging passage and we need to get educated as Drs. are not well informed unless you are dealing with one who specializes only in that area!!
Once I started to feel the loss of progesterone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> testosterone (I was given <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> in a bio <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span>) I knew I was in trouble. In the case of your friend she may not have these issues since again, if her ovaries are intact...she should be fine regarding hormones. I know I am skipping around...this is not a small topic. Many women who have not had a hysterectomy take bioidentical hormones during and/or after menopause to help supplement what their body used to make...
increase production of testosterone causes an elevated level of LH in your system around ovulation time, as the egg matures instead of dropping like it should- it stays in your ovary <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> becomes a cyst. Symptoms of this- <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>, facial hair, hair below the navel, or on the toes, deepening of the voice, irregular periods, ovulary pain, and increased risk of miscarriage (in some studies up to 30%).
Hello, 47 yr old female,not in best of condition due to immobility for the last 3 yrs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span>, I had multi level surgery 02-2013 L-1 L-2, L-3 L-4 fused <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> immediately I noticed The numbness and pulsing electric shocks in upper left thigh, and top of left foot. The back spasms originated lower levels, 2 months later now in middle thorasic. I cannot stand longer than 10 min. or walk more than 2-3 car lengths without spasms, and needing to sit down.
Since you have high blood pressure, it is good to lower any additional risk for stroke or blood clots. Although you did <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> while on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span>, studies suggest that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>estrogen</span> does not increase <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gain</span> significantly. Aging does increase weight because metabolism slows down. So it will be important to look at how much you are eating, what food choices you are making, and how much you exercise to burn off what you eat before we can say if the weight gain was due to estrogen.
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