Estrogen patch weight gain

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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 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 patch 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.
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.
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.
135691 tn?1271100723 if you gain fat (not a problem with muscle weight gain). Then, if you begin losing weight (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?!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
135691 tn?1271100723 My symptoms, like a lot of us here, include insomnia, diminished sexual desire, fatigue, headache, lethargy, depression, weight 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...
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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 weight 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.
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 f tn Depo stops our body's production of estrogen and this is why we gain weight. 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
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.
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 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%).
Avatar n tn Since you have high blood pressure, it is good to lower any additional risk for stroke or blood clots. Although you did gain weight while on estrogen, studies suggest that estrogen does not increase weight 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.
Avatar f tn I was put on the Vivelle Dot Patch and immediately began to gain weight. I had never had a weight 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.
Avatar f tn Can a normal sized cyst on one overy cause a distended stomach and weight gain?
Avatar f tn My cholesterol is 196 range is below 200, I have severe osteopenia, I am cold all the time, weight gain, unable to lose weight, 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?
Avatar f tn But, she also said that since my body reacted so violently to too much estrogen, maybe it's because I don't have ANY estrogen, so she took a test and put me on the estrogen patch, which was on for one day, because, they think I'm allergic to it, as I got very dizzy and had pain in my chest and trouble breathing. So, I get on this site, and start reading about psychotropics.