Estrogen patch weight gain

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My recovery went well, except that my stomach muscles were sore (I had an open bikini cut), but now my incision no longer hurts. My concern is that I have been placed on the estrogen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span> since one week after the surgery. I started having headaches, pains under my arms, and my feet started swelling more than usual. The doctor asked me to cut the patch in half, still changing it twice a week.
I was put on the 10 estrogen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span>. Does anyone have experience on the estrogen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span> Vivelle-Dot, and 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.
There have been a number of studies on estrogen and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain and estrogen 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.
if you gain fat (not a problem with muscle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain). Then, if you begin losing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> (i.e. burning fat), this stored estogen is released. I have a friend who lost some weight after started a progesterone supplementation. For me, progesterone causes weight gain, partially from water retention. If it's not one thing, then it is another, isn't it?!
I just dont know how to stop the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain? labs are normal and 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> gain on the candy bars and the recovery process. How can you not gain <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.
It can be very easy to blame the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain on the hysterectomy but hysterectomies do not cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain by themselves and 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 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.
we all are having the same problems and the catch 22 of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain which leads to depession which leads to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain 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 estrogen 0.5 (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span> form) and 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 also am thinking of getting off welbutrin. i know that it is every other day to get off the med but how long to you go every other an also when do you start every 3rd day. how long does it actually take to eventually dose down to nothing.
My symptoms, like a lot of us here, include insomnia, diminished sexual desire, fatigue, headache, lethargy, depression, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain, vaginal dryness, stress incontinence... and LOTS of whining. Thank you so much for your help and all that you do, your answers are so very kind and thoughtful...
I'll be 46 at the end of this month & just moved to a new state so I don't have the luxury of knowing any doctors. In the last 1-2 months I suddenly gained 40 + lbs & look pregnant. That seems to be where the weight all is. A urinalysis proved negative for pregnancy on Monday & with my 3 grown kids I did not gain this much weight &/or so fast. I just look pregnant & feel "full - heavy - tired & short of breath" most of the time.
Are you having any other symptoms like hot flashes or mood swings? Some women that have had hysterectomies also have thyroid problems. This can cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain or not being able to lose weight. You may want to have thyroid testing done. If you decide you do want to take hormones Cherie can give you great advice on Bio Identical hormones. In my opinion, these are better. You may have to do some research to find a Dr in your area that prescribes them. Take care.
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 and bypasses your liver. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain should not differ between one form of estrogen and the other. Your best bet is to talk about this with your doctor so you can understand what they were thinking. Machelle M.
Depo stops our body's production of estrogen and this is why we gain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>. I wish they would tell us this when we start. I used to be a petite model, and now I don't even feel comfortable in a bikini.
It could be the estrogen, but in my experience estrogen doesn't make you fat. For me, it wasn't until the progesterone that I felt bloated. It could be stress, making you eat, too.
hospital)coupled with an unruly young adult son, and a not so happy marriage. I really do not feel the 30 lb <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain 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> gain and aging that I’d like to address. First, hormone supplements don’t cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain - 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.
and learned more ortho evra - my my my leads to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain after you stop using it, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain increases estrogen, increases estrogen decreases chances of getting preg and it could 3-6 months to begin ovulating after stopping use....
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 and becomes a cyst. Symptoms of this- <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain, 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%).
Since you have high blood pressure, it is good to lower any additional risk for stroke or blood clots. Although you did gain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> while on estrogen, studies suggest that estrogen does not increase <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain 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.
I was put on the Vivelle Dot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span> and immediately began to gain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>. I had never had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> problem before. My ankles began to swell and I could not sleep; doctor did nothing so I found another doctor who prescribed a pill progesterone and swelling left and I enjoyed sleep once again. However, I continued to gain weight over these past 9 years.
Been on prozac since March dr messed with dose till finally by late June i went to 50 mg...im also on wellbutrin,well <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain and other problems dr said to cut back on prozac 10 mg a week,been doing that im down to 30 mg but i have bad depression like when i first began prozac,i was added a estrogen patch this past friday,i have no energy and im tired all the time..
My cholesterol is 196 range is below 200, I have severe osteopenia, I am cold all the time, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain, unable to lose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>, fogginess, unable to focus, memory loss, slight depression, no drive or ambition, severe dry skin. My estrogen was very low - I finally went to an endocrinologist today and I feel like still no answers? she wants to put me on a low dosage of estrogen patch and wellbuterin?
Also to mention that a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> gain of so much <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> 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.
I wear the estrogen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>patch</span> because it bypasses the liver and is safer. I was a mess before I went on to estrogen. It has been worth everything for me. It is not recommended to prevent bone loss, but for someone like me who has had significant problems with bone loss medications, my gynecologist said that it would help with my osteoporosis.
(depression,facial hair growth,acne, high cholesterol, high insulin,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> 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.
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