Estrogen patch withdrawal

Common Questions and Answers about Estrogen patch withdrawal


Avatar n tn with my gynocologist next month, and I haven't told him I discontinued the patch yet. What is your opinion, should I go back on the patch? I'm not sure which would be worse; the long term risks of side effects or the symptoms I am experiencing now.
Avatar f tn These symptoms may be experienced after withdrawal from estrogen patches. You should consult your gynecologist and then only stop using the patches. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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 n tn Hello, In a previous post, you discussed the effects of estrogen on the uterine lining after menopause, and that "After menopause, if one is given estrogen every day and progesterone for two weeks of each month, you will have periods in menopause for as long as you are on the hormones." I am concerned that I am not having withdrawal bleeding on continuous sequential HRT. No others symptoms or problems -- feeling great!
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Avatar f tn she said the reason why she put me on birth control instead of regular estrogen is because i havent had a period in a year and she wants the withdrawal bleed. she said that with estrogen I will eventually have a withdrawal bleed but it will not induce it. She said if she were to put me on estrogen I would have to take progesterone simultaneously. So I guess i will finish the last patch that i am wearing i take it off on Monday and hopefully i will have the withdrawal bleed.
Avatar n tn I know the shot has some wicked side affects and now they say the patch isn't that safe, too much estrogen. I would go with the ring, but that's just me. I was on the patch for 3 years and about 3-4 months before all that info about the patch came out I stopped to ttc. Really do some research before deciding. Even talk to your dr about your own risk factors. Good Luck!
Avatar f tn im also on wellbutrin,well weight 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..
Avatar f tn Do you know if these symptoms will last awhile? I even called the Estrogen patch company thinking may be there was a problem with them. They sent me some new ones. Thanks. Hope you can help.
Avatar n tn for anyone out there with this feeling in your head, neck or torso of a low humming engine running inside did it come on after estrogen replacement, antibiotics air travel or straining?? this is a symptom of an inner ear disorder it can be due to damage to the inner ear thru ototoxicity, labrinthitus, high innercranial pressure, strain or injury causing a peralymph fistula, which is a small tear inside your inner ear canal.
405614 tn?1329147714 However, my migraines were cut in half when I went from taking an estrogen pill to using an estrogen patch. There's not much fluctuation in medicine with the patch--which I think really, really helps. I'm not sure if this helps, but wanted to jump in there just in case in might.
Avatar f tn I have heard about the patch and the IUD and wanted to know all about them or any other really effective birth control. I don't want anything that will increase my acne, weight, or flow. I have bad acne and flow as it is.
Avatar f tn And secondly, ever since I came home from the hospital I have been HOT! (I am over 50 and use an estrogen patch)...but this is hot all the time. Can narcotics do this? Thank you so much...and I did not know there was a pain management forum. That is probably where I should be. I appreciate your help!
Avatar n tn I have been on bio-identical hormones for 3 years and they have worked wonders until recently. I wear a climera patch all month of .075 and I take Prometrium 12 days of the month. Is progesteron different from my prometrium? Should I stop all hormone therapy to see if the bleeding stops? I really don't know what to do from here.
Avatar n tn First, nicotine withdrawal has two parts to it ... a physical withdrawal that lasts 3-4 days, and a psychological withdrawal (which also causes cravings etc.) that takes much longer (at least 2-3 weeks, but often much more). The "patch" can alleviate the physical withdrawal syndrome, but not the psychological. Family support, willpower and antidepressant drugs are helpful in battling the psychological withdrawal.
Avatar f tn Studies show they produce hormones (estrogen and androgens, some of which can convert into estrogen) until at least about age 80. The ovaries are part of the endocrine system and the removal of one or both can permanently disrupt the whole system. A web search for "pubmed bilateral oophorectomy long term health" will bring up a number of studies that list the increased health risks and reduced quality life aspects of ovary removal.
Avatar n tn My friend just went from the patch to the pill and her Dr said she had to use a back up method for 7 days. But according to they say you are protected immediately. "If a woman's previous method was injectable birth control, such as Depo Provera, she needs to begin using the COCs (estrogen and progestin combined oral contraceptive) or POPs (progestin-only pill) when the next shot is scheduled in order to be continually protected from pregnancy.
1253696 tn?1269302898 I have also only taken mild dose birth control pills (combination estrogen and progesterone variety)- in fact my Dr has only recommended I stop my cycle by continuing the active pills two times which is odd to me because I've read that many women to treat endo stop periods by taking the pill and are advised to- but in my case, I've always been taking the active hormones then the week off to have the withdrawal "hormone bleed".
Avatar f tn If so, any side effect or withdrawal effects? Please be sure to mention if you were changing any other medications at the same time. I'm considering getting a prescription filled for it. Thanks for any comments would be much appreciated.
1036356 tn?1254958470 After 3 surgeries and pain all these years, I think that I'm having withdrawal symptoms from the Darvocet I've been taking. I've never had withdrawal symptoms before. I've been taking 1 a day (due to my back/neck pain and wrist surgeries) and skipping days for the last 1 1/2 weeks to get all the pain and surgical meds out of my system. I took a higher dose since April, and Vicodin after each surgery (not together, of course) and went back down to 2 Darvocet per day 3 weeks ago.
Avatar n tn I finally quit the hydros after I had surgery on March 25 for endo, which took care of my pain issues and allowed me to get off the meds. But I had to go on estrogen since my ovaries were removed. I got clean a week after the surgery. After I'd been clean for a week I started getting severe migraines. I've always had them, but usually only a few a year. Now I've had probably 25 in the past 5 weeks.
Avatar f tn And the impaired limbic system produces a double whammy--because it is the center of memory and emotion, many people have depression and often, obsession regarding their drug(s) of choice--some say it's much worse than going through withdrawal cold turkey. That part of your brain is all haywire right now, and it takes endurance on your part to wait for the happy day to arrive when you feel better. I'd say a matter of months, probably sooner than later.
Avatar f tn The Lollipops are really awesome my dad got them when he had cancer....... In fact he had teh Fentanyl patch plus the Dilaudid machine with the button and teh lollipops..... The lollipops you lightly sucked on against your cheak......that is where it was absorbed the slower you did the stronger it was.........I used to get plowed............ geese just talking about Fenyanyl makes my spine shake and I can still taste those lollipops in my tasted like raspberry.......
Avatar n tn ) If you are going to breastfeed, you cannot take anything with estrogen in it (the pill, patch or ring) You can take depo or the mini-pill (basically the same thing, only the mini pill is a much shorter acting form, so if you do not like it you can quit taking it) But the down side to the mini pill is that you must be diligent about taking it at the same time every day and it needs to be timed about 4 hours before you plan on gettin some : ) Talk about killing the mood.
Avatar f tn Is there a pill of straight up hydro? I had a hysterectomy so I dont get any progesterone. I am vivelle dot estrogen patch 0.05. The patches are liver friendly. I was on the highest dose then came down 2 doses. The higher doses cause breast tenderness (bad). What else would make someone sweat all the time. I have never had hot flashed this bad...i dont even have to feel hot I just start sweating> What could it be. ? I has me very worried. Also my legs...OMG how my legs pain me.
Avatar n tn After 3 months of weekly ER visits, he switched me to an estrogen patch, which releases the hormones more steadily into your body. I want to get off the hormones too due to all the bad press on them, and as soon as the "HOT FLASHES!!!" subside I will.I would not let them remove your ovaries unless absolutely necessary. It really stinks being 36 and going through menopause. Just emailed you. Group Hug!!
Avatar n tn i had the EXACT same experience. i am about 60 days off 50 mcg patch and still have the same symptoms you do. i feel like it has changed my entire personality. i have been very active on facebook for 6 years, but since taking fentanyl and detoxing i haven't been on in 6 months. isolating myself badly. in researching these side effects with fentanyl (my dr refuses to believe they cause any side effects or withdrawals) aughghghghghghg i found fentanyl induced adrenal insufficiency.
Avatar f tn Over medicated with Levothyroxine was on 75 and should have been on 50. And I was then given estrogen cream and it triggered hives and swelling in both hands. I couldn't touch anything for months. When my fingertips swell they weep and feel sticky and it makes them extremely tender. From March until June I have had slow but steady improvement in the throbbing pain I had been taking Hydrocodon but had to quit that. They are still very tender and I am left with the constant burning.
Avatar f tn I do know that cold turkey withdrawal can be brutal on the body, so you have to wonder. But I also wonder about the damage of the combination of alcohol and klonopin, so I wonder about sleeping pills in the mix and imagine that, too could probably cause some damage. Are you doing any better? Do you take any medications now?
Avatar f tn I talked to the pharmacist a long time ago about the shakes---it was while they were lowering my cortisol. i was getting occasional heart palps, too. I thought my thyroid was too high---i was only on 15-30 mgs of armour--can't remember which. We talked about it and she thought it sounded like it was thyroid, so i lowered it. I completely lost track of how much thyroid i was taking at different times during the last year.