Estrogen patch and weight gain

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Avatar f tn I say this because it typically is the Lack of Estrogen that will cause weight gain and 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.
17008026 tn?1453004215 But I mention this because I've read that a deficiency of estrogen (when you don't have much testosterone obv) can cause much weight gain. I'm currently on the meds (24 hour dosages) 200mg spironolacton (2 pills) 50micrograms estradiol (patch) 1mg finasteride (pill) I also have a kind of medication I got from Yeson Voice Center in Seoul after a vocal surgery. I'll attach a picture! I'm just wondering if either of the medications or the lack of estrogen can cause this.
Avatar n tn 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".
279234 tn?1363108849 I was put on the 10 estrogen patch. Does anyone have experience on the estrogen patch 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.
135691 tn?1271100723 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 and in theory should not cause weight gain and 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.
Avatar n tn There have been a number of studies on estrogen and weight 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.
Avatar f tn I just dont know how to stop the weight 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>?
Avatar f tn 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.
135691 tn?1271100723 The most recent study (The women's health initiative WHI)on estrogen and the risk of breast cancer only showed a risk with estrogen and progesterone in the product called "prempro". To date, the WHI study has not shown an association of estrogen alone and breast cancer.
Avatar f tn It can be very easy to blame the weight gain on the hysterectomy but hysterectomies do not cause weight 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.
Avatar n tn I WILL dig deep into all my research and I WILL find a way to stop this weight gain and I WILL unzip and walk out of this body I do not know and 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.
Avatar n tn we all are having the same problems and the catch 22 of weight gain which leads to depession which leads to weight gain etcl Any experts out there with a natural solution to losing weight with no pills. I would love to hear from someone!!
129291 tn?1205780063 Instead, she deals with females like me. Anyhow, I am on the lowest dosage of estrogen 0.5 (patch 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.
Avatar n tn I dont expect to lose any weight but I absolutely CAN NOT gain anymore, and if my estrogen 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?
Avatar n tn small boned frame went from 150 lbs to 190 lbs so fast! My PCP gave me a lecture on my weight gain and ordered TSH and 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.
432097 tn?1318552340 So she put me on an estrogen patch, very mild dosage, and 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?
Avatar f tn I am on 3 pills of estrace a day and a Vivelle patch 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?
Avatar n tn lost 16 when I got my Thyroid meds increased and used the bio idnetical patch of 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.
Avatar f tn I had talked with my doctor about the shot possibly having an effect on my weight since I had not changed my diet and exercise routines and had unexplained weight gain. 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.
Avatar n tn 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. Weight 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.
Avatar n tn hospital)coupled with an unruly young adult son, and a not so happy marriage. I really do not feel the 30 lb weight 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.
Avatar f tn I don't know about anyone else, but I have had such a difficult time trying to find the right birth control pill. I need one that doesn't make me tired,cause weight gain, or acne. It seems like every pill I try-either it helps my acne and makes me hungry and sooooo...... tired. I am also on Vyvanse for ADHD and that decreases my appetite.
802547 tn?1237850517 There are a few common misconceptions about weight gain and aging that I’d like to address. First, hormone supplements don’t cause weight 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.
Avatar f tn I feel very tired and achy most of the time, and the lack of energy has caused a weight gain, 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.
1344197 tn?1392822771 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?
Avatar n tn Mainly now I am still dealing with the insomnia, panic, weight gain and constipation and the overall pain. What is this and 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.
Avatar n tn One hormone off, can affect the rest and may explain why some of your anxiety is still present. Weight gain 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!!
317019 tn?1327343013 and learned more ortho evra - my my my leads to weight gain after you stop using it, weight gain increases estrogen, increases estrogen decreases chances of getting preg and it could 3-6 months to begin ovulating after stopping use....
Avatar m tn Once I started to feel the loss of progesterone and testosterone (I was given estrogen in a bio patch) 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...
Avatar n tn 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- weight 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%).