Estrogen over the counter

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Avatar f tn Has anyone taken over-the-counter estrogen? Did you find that it worked just as good as the prescription estrogen, better or worse? Thanks.
Avatar f tn My doctor prescribed it for me, but I'm reading conflicting reports about the safety of taking it over the long term and the risk of breast cancer. I'm only 36, so would be taking it at least 10 years. Does anyone have any info on the benefits and risks of taking estrogen?
206807 tn?1331939784 Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, has a solution for the GOP's birth control problem: Make it over the counter. "The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists announced its support last month for selling oral contraceptives over the counter without a prescription in the United States," Jindal writes in Friday's Wall Street Journal opinion section.
Avatar n tn well i would say ask your Doctor to be sure. i just started myself on over the counter progesterone cream.sabre. so not sure what to tell you yet. my hot flashes are going all out right now. for years they were minimal, but not now. hence trying the cream to help. good luck.
Avatar n tn There are products you can buy over the counter but you really should ask your Dr if they're safe. Some women do well with using no HRT. Maybe in time your body will adjust and you'll quit having the hot flashes and mood swings. Has your Dr mentioned any other options?
Avatar f tn I have read that when you go on hormone cream at first that it activates your progesterone receptors and you feel good, but then eventually the estrogen becomes the dominant one and taking over and can lead to you feeling bad if you are estrogen dominant to start with. That kind of happened to me. I took the est/test cream and after two days I had a length of 4 days that I felt great, then slid downhill from there.
Avatar f tn My mom is going to do that in the morning. I was just hoping someone knew of an over the counter product I could use.
Avatar f tn Progesterone is what is needed to support the pregnancy until the placenta takes over on weeks 8 - 12. The progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum that remains in the ovary (the corpus luteum is the follicle which releases the egg from the ovary during your cycle). This is why you will hear some woman tell of their "ovaries burning" or a sensation similar to that when they are pregnant. A dr.
1142929 tn?1271626435 Estrogen does play a role in lubrication etc. For the dryness there are some over the counter aids that you can look into or you can see about trying some estrogen cream on the outside of the vagina. I would start with the OTC bec it's not hormonal. Don't use plain lubrication; look for one that specifically is for vaginal dryness. You DEFINITELY need to stay away from the monostat! It will irritate you even more.
Avatar f tn If you're concerned about using hormones (as a lot of us are), you can try using an over the counter form of lubrication like plain old KY Jelly or, a more lasting preparation like Replens (every 2 to 3 days). The only thing that I'll mention about Replens is that it will give most women a "clumping" type of discharge that makes it appear as though it's a vaginal yeast infection. A lot of women go off of it because of this reason.
Avatar n tn For dry vagina, try Replens, an over the counter product from most drug stores. It contains no hormones and is used daily for about one week and then twice weekly. It might also be helpful to meet with a mental health professional to assist you in coping with your symptoms which are understandably stressful and unpleasant.
Avatar n tn Yes, the extra estrogen does increase the risk for estrogen-related cancers. But before you become too concerned - did you mother ever take BCPs or other hormonal therapies? Unfortuantely, some early medications had higher level of hormones, and other medications were prescribed that had no hormones to counter excesses.
Avatar f tn And the use of progesterone does seem to be more problematic in dosing to both protect and prevent breakthrough bleeding or spotting. And over-the-counter progesterone cream has been shown to not be effective at protecting the lining when taking estrogen.
Avatar f tn In addition to that I can't use any shampoo/body wash other than one called TERSASEPTIC (over the counter) and I apply a topical antibiotic my dermatologist perscribed to me called CLINDAMYCIN to my skin if acne does begin to arise. I have had completely clear skin for over a year now and hope that what information I have given you can assist you toward the same goal. Good luck!
Avatar f tn I use a natural progesterone creme on my skin made out of yams and sold over the counter. Great stuff. You could also do a saliva test and see where your hormones are really sitting. You will need to not only look at the progesterone and estrogen levels but the ratio between them. I am not a doc, just passing on what I have read. Hope this helps.
135691 tn?1271100723 The day the blood was drawn I ran to the store afterwards to pick up some over the counter progesterone and opened it in the car and used it there. I slept so well that leg cramps. I stayed on the vivelle patch and the testosterone. But the delivery system on the progesterone seemed to really play havoc with me. I lost five pounds the first week. Water weight, I am sure. The last blood test results showed that my progesterone levels had not changed except for a .02 increase. So...
Avatar n tn Sometimes I wonder if "crying spells" is a part of post-menopause. What I have found that has helped me is taking St. John's Wort; however my doctor did warn me that it is a "powerful" herbal. So, if you decide to try this over-the-counter herb, please contact your doctor first as it can and will react with certain prescribed medications. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn could it be bacterial or yeast?? you need something to treat so it will go away.
Avatar n tn i use the answer brand tests ans i read the back of the box one time and it said that only 60% test posistive 3 days before Af is due. (or something like that) and that % goes up closer you get to actual period day. what kind of test do you have? anyway, don't test anymore today and see if you can wait out tomorrow. that will be hard!! anyway I hope you are positive!
Avatar n tn For the vaginal burning, you can try an over the counter medication called Replens. It helps put moisture back into the vaginal. Use it daily for a week then twice a week after that. For the bladder problems, see a urogynecologist. They deal with frequency issues and may be able to offer a range of treatments from biofeedback to medications to using a pessary ( a small support that is placed into the vagina to help elevate the bladder) to surgery.
392430 tn?1382908381 Yeah for the estrogen! Ok, next step is embies surviving the big thaw? Perhaps we should buy the little buggers tiny little scarves to ease their way out of the frost! Miky, I am soooo pulling for you girl. Can't wait to get the report! Kele, How are you feeling? Tij, Let me know if you need a ride to the doctor or anything this week. I am happy to help! Hang in there my sweeets! :-) Evie, We both have beta on Wed...Woo Hoo!!! Amberlee, I can't wait to see the pics...
Avatar n tn Easy At-Home Methods to Rebalance the Vaginal Ph Many women use non-medical methods for treating yeast, because the cost of over-the-counter methods is high, because they are unimpressed with OTC methods, or simply because they prefer more natural methods. Following is a partial list of at-home methods that may be helpful. Insert unpasteurized, plain yogurt with a small spoon or spatula or vaginal cream applicator. Insert at night and wear a pad.
Avatar n tn this is the reason for the past years constant attacks, and the reason for the attacks I had over the past week. In an attempt to stop the problem before it 'got' me this time, I saw my gynaecologist on Thursday, and he prescribed some antibiotics and gave me pamphlet on Hysterectomy's. He asked me to consider this option because he could not imagine anything worse than spending the next 10-20 years going through what I am going through.
Avatar n tn i need to know what pill is freely availebel over the counter me and my wife travel alot and cant alwais get to the doc for prescriptions so what can u get over the counter at almost every pharmacy and is a fairly strong pill
1344197 tn?1392822771 estrone, a derivative of estradiol and the second most dominant estrogen; and estriol, a very short-acting estrogen and the least biologically active. The first misconception is that US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated drugs are not bioidentical. This is wrong. A long list of FDA-approved hormone products contain 17-beta estradiol and, therefore, are bioidentical. Examples include oral esterase, estradiol transdermal patches (Climara®, Vivelle®) and the vaginal ring (Estring®).
Avatar n tn I have a dry mouth and it's hard to catch my breath while it's happening. It's the same on both sides of the body. I sometimes have the feeling of suffocation before it happens. I often have to go to the bathroom afterwards, too. There's a little light headedness, sometimes dizzinness. I've done a little reading and it seems like a hot flash, but I do not feel hot. I sometimes feel chilled afterwards, but not hot during it. I have been awakened with them.
Avatar n tn I have pernicious anemia. The itching would almost drive me crazy. PN is dangerous if left undiagnosed. You need a more intensive blood test than just the usual cbc. If you have it, you just need b-12 injections. No amount of pills will help. Just get this checked, as it will ultimately become deadly.
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Avatar n tn go to walgreens and get a soap in a green bottle with white writing called Hibicleans -- its over the counter in the first aid section-- this is a great product---- have everyone in your household wash with it, it will kill the staph on your skin-- it doesn't smell bad either. 4. If your lesions don't rupture and drain after about 5-7 days, go back to the doctor and have them lance it, it will fell 100% better once it opens up and drains. 5.