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135691 tn?1271100723 testosterone (I use that too) was just okay but progesterone was hardly there at all. I decided to stay on the estrogen patch for the time being since I did not want to switch everything at once. 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").
Avatar f tn This is something I've researched quite extensively-since this applies to me. Here's my email, in case I run out of room and you have further questions. (***@****)Also, proceed with caution-if you have any breast cancer in your immediate family, etc. There have been a number of studies on this subject, here and elsewhere,google it(hepatitis+c+estrogen)or go to (PubMed+T.Poynard+estrogen)This article in PubMed will tell you what they think. Good article.
Avatar n tn Hi I had a complete LAVH 2 weeks ago. They put a estrogen patch on my right out of surgery. Prior to surgery I had a flare up with shingles, I was on 1000 mg valtrex 3x daily to get me through the surgery. A dose I have taken before when I have had a flare. Anyways after I got home from the hospitalm I had dizziness, heart rate and blood pressure elevated and my skin was burning on my back chest and arms and especially on my throat area.
Avatar n tn But, to answer your question, for me since I had a radical hysterectomy, it is hard to gauge how quickly the estrogen kicked in, but I imagine it did right away as my oncologist put it on me (it was a patch, the Vivelle patch, a bioidentical estrogen that I could pick up at any local pharmacy) so I never did have a hot flash. But, I ended up in estrogen dominance...and it was because of that that I started to research this stuff and find out what it was that was missing.
Avatar f tn Have been on Vivelle patch since 2000, but switched to an estrogen cream for a bit... loved the patch instead. There is a difference between a synthetic hormone like Premarin and a bioidentical estrogen. And, you need testosterone (no progesterone). Sorry... gotta go. Can check in later. You can feel better... I am soooo sorry you are suffering so much.
Avatar f tn I have been on estrogen replacement since my surgery in 1998. I still have moderate-severe hot flashes and they seem to be getting more intense with age. I switched from oral Premarin which covered me pretty well but I didn't want to be taking pills the rest of my life. Since then I have tried a variety of patches that are really not very effective on a regular basis and very expensive. At my age, what do you recommend. Is Premarin dangerous (risk of DVT).
Avatar m tn Every woman's body is different so what delivery route (pill, patch, gel, vaginal ring) and dosage works for one may not work for another. But the generic Estrace works well for me and is a $4/$10 prescription (without insurance). Hope this helps and I hope you can find something that helps you quickly. Hysterectomy can also affect thyroid function so just something to keep in mind as you may want to have a thyroid panel done at some point.
1344197 tn?1392822771 Serves as the primary ‘”reservoir” of estrogen, and dominant estrogen remaining AFTER menopause. It is produced primarily in the ovaries, body fat, and breast. E2, Estradiol; Serves as the primarily active estrogen BEFORE menopause and is LOST at menopause when follicles are gone. It is produced primarily in the ovaries with some made from testosterone in the brain, breast, and muscle. E3, Estriol; A weak estrogen made by the placenta during pregnancy.
Avatar n tn You can replace the progesterone with bioidentical progesterone (you can get this without a prescription) or go for prescription strenght. Please do not confuse progestin(synthetic) with progesterone. They are two totally different things.
120574 tn?1240771440 Katie, I recall that you had mentioned that you are on an estrogen patch. Katie, if you don't mind, may I ask what kind it is? Is it sythetic conjugated equine estrogen, if it is this, is it mixed with a synthetic progestin, or is it something like Vivelle which is a bioidentical product and is just estrogen? I also wondered if you were able to get a hold of Christiane Northrup's book, "The Wisdom of Menopause." You and I corresponded in another thread about this book.
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 The thing you don't want to have is excessive amounts of estrogen without progesterone. This creates estrogen dominance and can play havoc with your system in many ways. Take advantage of all the information that is out is just sometimes hard to start the search since there is sooooo much confusion about all this out there. John Lee's books are good, too, such as "What Your Doctor Does not want you to know about Menopause.
Avatar f tn I don't even know where to begin...I had a total hysterectomy 21 years ago. And yes, without some kind of hormones, our vaginas will basically shrivel up and atrophy. Estrogen is responsible for keeping our vaginal tissues healthy and strong. But we need testosterone for our sexual beings. Testosterone is responsible for getting back or not losing our sexual desire, give us the ability to lubricate and orgasm. I use bioidentical hormones of estrogen and testosterone.
405824 tn?1201821554 I wondered if you are on the combi-patch? ...Estrogen and Progesterone? or just estrogen. Do you mind saying what brand (Vivelle?) and if you are not taking Progesterone, has anyone ever talked with you about this? If they think you are going into early menopause, you are likely not ovulating and so you would not be releasing progesterone.
Avatar n tn Well, because I have receptors for it in my lungs and in my brain and it balances out the estrogen I take so that I don't end up in estrogen dominance...but, I don't want to quit the estrogen." Have I totally confused you now? Personally, I feel more protected now than when I was not on any hormones. In fact, the consenses is that my ovarian cancer was caused by an imbalance of hormones...too much estrogen and near zero progesterone (which is not produced when you are not ovulating...
Avatar n tn DebiR, It sounds very low to me, too. My compounding pharmacist prefers using saliva tests and so that is what he is familiar with, so I had to "study up" on the results of the blood tests. Estrodial should, or could be anywhere from 50 to something like 250. Mine was 50 in October. According to Dr. Uzzi Reiss, "Natural Hormone Therapy" ( I will double check on that title) Progesterone runs in the teens. He even has women on progesterone producing levels as high as 18.
Avatar n tn I am assuming you were on Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT). And, I assume you were on a synthetic estrogen without the synthetic progestins. I have heard so many stories where this has caused havoc in the lives of many women. But, again, there are so many misunderstandings. I have never been on Hormonal Replacement Therapy, but would not give up the hormones I use to replenish the hormones my body lost due to my hysterectomy back in 2000 for anything.
Avatar n tn This is a weaker estrogen, I get it through the compounding pharmacy, with a prescription...but it strenghens the area...also helps with the bladder problems associated with reduced estrogen production after menopause. In fact, this is usually when I know that I need it...I have trouble voiding, or empyting all of my bladder, and I have to go to the bathroom about two minutes after I first "go." The shortening of the cervix did not effect intercourse in the long run.
106886 tn?1281295172 and, it was almost a year after my surgery. (My Gyn/Oncologist put me on the Estrogen Vivelle patch right after the surgery) Basically, I was balanced out again as far as the progesterone and estrogen and the feeling was unreal for me. Wondering if you are taking testosterone? Not sure if this would affect headache issues. Just wondering. I use it a few times a week, although mine is more of a topical application that helps with sensitivity issues.
Avatar n tn I have always ovulated on day 14. Never before and never after, I am very regular ! I have been on the patch since it came out (except when conceiving). But its 3rd tier on my insurance and is $30/month which I can not afford, so I go on Trilevlen which I was on before patch came out cause its only $10/month. This is my 1st month and I've taken 4 pills so far and it is making me so naseous. My head hurts so bad right now. I am so afraid to take it tonight, I hate feeling this way.
Avatar n tn therefore I spent years without a regular and consistant dose of progesterone. Perimenopause, estrogen dominance, low to no is all related. Currently I am on a much higher dose of Progesterone, since my stress level has been high and when cortisol is needed, it will use the Progesterone to make it (and I think it hogs the receptor sites, too, if I am not mistaken). But, I know for sure I would not be without it.
Avatar m tn In my post I was asking for ideas an alternative prescription medication that might make this more enjoyable for the both of us. Estrogen isnt that safe, there has to be something, like they say if there is a will there is a way.
Avatar f tn Hi Vicki, I was complaining, rather crying to my neurologist about barely able to do much and he quickly said that he would give me a prescription for the Butran patch at 10 mcg. I have been on the 5 mcg. I'm going to wait a couple more weeks when my Botox injections aren't so fresh. I'm really at my best right now after the Botox took effect--about 2 weeks after getting them. And you must be about a week off from getting your Botox injections.
471161 tn?1317194550 I DONT LIKE PREMARINE..its made from horses urine.Yuck !!!! I used estrogen patch and was very happy with it and found it very easy to use this is bio identical means made as close as poddible to the hormones you should be producing.
Avatar n tn I mainly study the bioidentical hormones, which actually Dee was on, since the Vivelle Patch is a bioidentical Estrogen, and Prometrium, which is a Bio Progesterone which most take orally (Dr. Northrup, in her book, "The Wisdom of Menopause" ...
Avatar n tn My doctor put me on a bioidentical estrogen patch, Estraderm, right away. It works well for me. I would never, ever take Premarin or Prempro. After doing a lot of reading, I also asked him for a prescription for bioidential natural progesterone cream, which some people feel is "bogus". I have it mixed at a compounding pharmacy. I think it helps my estrogen work better but more studies need to be done in this area.
Avatar n tn So off I went - to the pharmacy, syrnge in hand. This guy does tons of advertising about his compounding and bios etc. So when I got there he said "well have we ever done a consult?" No of course not. So he gives me a whole packet of papers to fill out and tells me he will call me with his first available opening for a consult ($200 btw). I said Ok that is fine but WHAT DO I DO NOW??????
Avatar n tn I must also mention that I switched from taking estrogen pill (at the same time I took my L-thyroxine) to a patch. Perhaps that made my thyroid dosage too effective? Again, thanks for your advice.
Avatar n tn They talk to cells through specific receptors that are made for them. For example, bio-identical estradiol (a type of estrogen) in patch form, gel or cream (brand names: Estragel, Estradot, Tri-Est, Bi-Est) acts just like the estradiol our ovaries secrete into the bloodstream. However, bioidentical estradiol in pill form (brand names: Estrace, Tri-Est, Bi-Est) has the negative effect of increasing blood clots because it is not natural for estrogen to enter the bloodstream through the stomach.
Avatar f tn ) I’ve been doing more of my own research into this whole problem, as I’m getting very tired of always having to make sure I know where the nearest bathroom is, and its to the point where I don’t want to eat if I know I have a work meeting after lunch for fear of having to leave the meeting. So I’ve found a few interesting things, like estrogen can reduce the production of bile (is this true, I was on birth control for a while, and I was actually a little better).