Estrogen patch rash

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Avatar_m_tn 2-3 days before my period. I am on a birth control pill. The gyno said that I possibly had too much estrogen in the pills, and we've tried a butt-ton of different ones. Nothing seems to deplete whatever these "attacks" are I'm having every month. Let me explain. Every month, I wake up with a KILLER MIGRAINE. Like, I've been partying for days and days... such a sickening headache. I have thrown up multiple times from them being so bad in the past- can't keep my eyes open.
176741_tn?1295237589 it is the worst rash I've ever had. I've had it for about 3months now. The rash almost looks like a patch of blisters. & It keeps spreading up my foot. I went to the doctor & they simply told me it was an allergic reaction to something and told me to use hydrocortisone cream, which is not working. The rash usually only itches at night. 4. I started menstruating when I was 16/17 years old. My cycle has never been regular. It is sometimes a month late or early.
Avatar_n_tn For a few years now, I've been getting a red blotchy chest/neck rash in circumstances where I - am drinking alcohol, anxious, nervous, excited, upset - really feeling just about any emotion. It's gotten to the point where I do not expose my chest/neck ever - and cover up whenever I can. I had read once that taking Niacinimide could help - and I've been taking about 1000mg of it for a few months, but am not seeing much improvement.
Avatar_f_tn Here is the long story - 7 years ago after delivering my daughter I developed a strange rash around just the left side of my vagina/groin area that I had never noticed before that were bumps that were very itchy and also was red/peeling skin on the inside of my thigh. I did not think much about this because this was my first childbirth, I was in labor for 3 days and had developed a fever of 104, so I has assumed it was part of the healing process.
Avatar_n_tn Happens about once a month - sensitive patch of skin about the size of my palm, no rash or anything visual. Clears up after about 2-5 days.
Avatar_n_tn Hello, I've seen a dermatologist about a skin condition that I have on my face, but they could not figure out what it was. It did not fit into any categories of skin conditions like acne, rosacea, etc. They tried many oral and topical medications but nothing worked. Here are some links to pictures,
Avatar_n_tn my 11 year old son had a virus on Thanksgiving 5 days later he started itching from head to toe no rash no hives nothing. we started him on benadryl and calamine lotiong, not relief so the Doctor gave him allegra and cortisone, no relief. Then the dermatologist gave him a shot of kenalog, and prescription cortisone. still no relief after two emergency room visits they gave him hydroxine and blood workups for kidney, liver, and thyroid came back normal.
Avatar_n_tn The most common side effects include enlargement or tenderness of the breasts (both sexes), swelling of the ankles and legs, loss of appetite, weight changes, retention of water, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and feeling of bloatedness. The estrogen patch can cause skin rash, irritation, and redness at the patch site. Less common side effects are bleeding gums, breakthrough vaginal bleeding, vaginal spotting, changes in menstrual flow, painful menstruation.
936153_tn?1250284149 I was recently diagnosed with Alopecia Areata and through research i noticed Lupus patients suffer from "unusual hair loss". I have a rather large patch on the back of my head and i wonder if i need to be tested for lupus.
Avatar_f_tn Here is the long story - 7 years ago after delivering my daughter I developed a strange rash around just the left side of my vagina/groin area that I had never noticed before that were bumps that were very itchy and also was red/peeling skin on the inside of my thigh. I did not think much about this because this was my first childbirth, I was in labor for 3 days and had developed a fever of 104, so I has assumed it was part of the healing process.
Avatar_f_tn I have had the most horrible red itchy bumps in pregnancy. It's like a rash that is so itchy it hurts. It's not PUPP which is a rash that can come in pregnancy. I have used benadryl and warm Epsom salt baths as my OB has recommended. I also can put ice on it which helps. I feel your pain and joke that I am allergic to pregnancy.
Avatar_f_tn Just not trying so hard or being so serious. I am on a estrogen/progesterine patch that seems to be working. Don't give up and don't let your husband either. We try to make it all mysterical, when sometines it is very simple. Good luck.
Avatar_n_tn My OB/GYN likes to use a low dose of estrogen - Esclim - it's a patch to help out with perimenopausal symptoms for hot flashes. He also likes Remifemanin. You can buy that at any health food store. I'm a bit surprised to think that a Dr. would recommend an AD for hot-flashes. Was that your only symptom? I, too, just started fish oil supplements.
Avatar_m_tn Recently I went to a gynocologist for HRT. She prescribed me an estrogen patch by Berlex, which often falls off within 3 days. I have developed rash under the patch (I discontinued, didn't it and didn't go to the young doctor). Is HRT a solution for all these problems?
1203024_tn?1265540318 There are other options than jst a estrogen dot patch. Some people state weight gain, could be lack of hormones and is it possible you are not too active because of all the pain? It would sound to me like the sciatica is the root of the hip, and rear pain and leg pain.If I was you I would see a neurolgist, thats there area of expertise/ Light headness and spaced out feeling..Had your blood sugar tested? and perhaps a glucose tolerance test. Would /could indicat hypoglycemia..
Avatar_f_tn I think the hives are somehow related to estrogen overload. I was told the body converts excess testosterone into estrogen. I am not a doctor but I cannot be convinced that my hives aren't hormone related. Maybe there are other people like me.
Avatar_n_tn I removed the mirena in November and had on and off spoting, but never thought a problem, 3 weeks ago I thought I was having a reaction to the nicotine patch (rash, fever) to go to the er and have the doc tell me he thought I was having a heart attack due to my also present back pain near shoulders, I freak out and go into full blown panic attack , body shaking, 3 doses of atavan later I'm sent home with no answers just a recommendation for welbutron.
Avatar_f_tn I've been 'surgically menopausal' for the last 15 yrs, but on estrogen-only replacement and I've been pretty well stabilized in that area, other than once or twice when they tried to tinker with my doses/or method of estrogen. They tried to switch me off of the Estrogel to a patch for about a month and I couldn't stand it. I had such a ridiculous amount of breakthrough hot flashes, mood swings, sleep problems, etc.
Avatar_n_tn The standard test that the CDC recommends for lyme detection only tests for 3 markers out of the 16 and two must show positive to have a positive test. You do not have to have a bullseye rash to have this condition or any rash for that matter. My husband, my son and myself all suffer from lyme disease and never had the typical rash. You can get it anywhere in this country and many other countries as well.
Avatar_n_tn I was able to eliminate my hot flashes for a couple of years with a weekly estrogen patch, but now they have come back especially at night. I am now 53. Not sure if a higher dose will help...I had planned to stop the patch in five years to reduce cancer risk. Now I'm not sure how my body will react.
486038_tn?1300066967 and the pic also has my funky rash on it. No, it is NOT from shaving, as I have the same rash on my back and chest too. I didn't take the picture when it was all red, just how it looks normally.
Avatar_n_tn For women who have had a hysterectomy, estrogen should be used alone, orally or as a transdermal patch, lotion, or gel. Women who have a uterus, if given any type of estrogen, are also given a progestin (as combination therapy) because unopposed estrogen increases risk of endometrial cancer. For most women, risks of oral hormone therapy outweigh benefits. Benefits include reduction in hot flushes, night sweats (and consequent sleep disturbance), and vaginal dryness.
176722_tn?1193381858 OK Not a diabetic, been healthy my whole life , I hiked in mtns, I was active.
Avatar_n_tn I had cronic hives about 5 years ago that lasted 7 months and ended about the time I got pregnant. I had been taking Depo Provera (three shots worth) before they appeared violently. I just got an IUD (the kind with low hormones) 6 weeks ago and I have been having itchy skin for the last three weeks, and have had to take Zyrtec and Axid again. It's got to be the IUD. I am totally freaked out that I am going to get full blown hives again. Anyone had trouble with an IUD?
1066060_tn?1255029305 I still feel like ****...125 mcg of synthroid! Also on estrogen patch, poop meds (24mcg amitza 2x daily), vitamin D, calcium, digestives(Align), and one Activa daily, and Nexium for GERD.
Avatar_n_tn I take Lipator, vitamin D, and use a estrogen patch for hot flashes and night sweats, (I'm 56 years old). I have two small dogs. I have had adult acne since I was in my twenties. Have had eczema on my hands and feet, on and off, since my twenties. Have been under extreme stress lately due to being laid-off and my husband's prostate cancer. My race is a mixture of Hebrew, English, and American Indian. Let me know, maybe we can figure out this condition!
Avatar_m_tn Hello, One of the possibilities that is coming to my mind because of the symptoms that you have recently added is intertrigo. An intertrigo is an inflammation (rash) of the body folds. It most commonly occurs due to bacterial,viral or fungal infection. An intertrigo usually appears red and raw-looking, and may also itch, ooze, and be sore. Please keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.
Avatar_n_tn I went to the gyno, and she said it was caused by low estrogen levels and prescribed an estrogen cream to be applied directly to the fissure. (It's a cream for menopausal women who have vaginal dryness.) Five days later, I'm not convinced she was right. Symptoms haven't much improved.
Avatar_f_tn A positive thing though, with the new dose is that it's the dye free pill. I've had this itchy rash on my forearms, feels like sandpaper, ever since starting the blue 88 mcg pill. Which I'm thinking is an allergic reaction to the dye. Keeping my fingers crossed it will go away now.
Avatar_f_tn for 3 days i've been freaking out because all of a sudden at the crown of my head has been an incredibly oily patch, just like all of you. it was disgusting, it looked horrible, felt horrible, and made me feel terrible. so i did a search and came across your posting and thought, what do i have to loose. it totally worked. i used the Neutrogena Triple Renewal Weekly Cleanser and the regular Listerine and it totally worked. i am beyond happy.