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Esterified Estrogens Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
What is the definition or description of: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) allergy?
Allergy: There is not a specific allergic reaction to specific drugs. Typical allergic reactions range from hives, swelling of the throat or inability to breath. Some people experience negative side effects from drugs such as nausea, irritability, itching but this is not an allergic reaction and rather just a side effect ...Read more
Yes for most women: The generic of Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is called ee-mt (ethinyl Estradiol / methyl-testosterone). For many women this medication will decrease menopausal symptoms (hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, etc}. It will also improve libido for many women as well. Long term benefits of hormone replacement therapy include decreased risk for stroke, mi, colon cancer, alzheimer's disease, and osteoporosis. ...Read more
Is there a generic therapeutic substitution for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?
I have been trying to get my hormones balanced. How risky are drugs like menest (esterified estrogens)?
What is the comparable/equivalent to estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) hs? I would like to match it as best I can since it currently is unavailable and I did quite well on it
Syntest: There was a generic available, called syntest. Same doseage. I believe this is still available, check with your pharmacy. ...Read more
Yes...: ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. ...Read more
Is there a replacement drug for prescription estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?
Yes: Generic equivalents include Covaryx and EEMT. There are alsomany compounded creams, gels, sprays, etc. Compounded drugs are made by a local compounding pharmacy based on a prescription written by your doctor. The advantage is that your doctor can adjust the dose and ratio to your unique needs since one or two sizes do not fit all women. Best wishes ...Read more
Can you recommend a replacement for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) h.S. That does not cause weight gain?
32 f, had total hysterectomy at 29. Taking estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) 1.25/2.5 since w/ no problems. Suddenly very sore boobs, weepy, bloated. Why?
Need for a check up: You should consider local irritation, infection ANS canot rule out neoplasm. Please see a breast specialist. ...Read more
Can I stop hormone replacement therapy cold turkey or should I wean myself off of it have been taking estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) HS for many years. I am now 53 and want to stop
Had ovarian cancer at 31, on estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) hormone replacement for 20 yr dr wants me to stop med to naturally have menopause why and what can I expect?
Misguided Reaction: Estrogen allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to estrogen that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more
Allergic to birth control? Realized my foot swelling started when I started BC. Tried several kinds, all makes my foot swell... allergy to estrogen?
No: You are NOT ALLERGIC to estrogen as this is a basic hormone in every female. You might be allergic to a filler or dye placed in the oral contraceptive. May not be an allergy at all but due to the mineralocorticoid effect of the progesterone component of the oral contraceptive. Sounds like you need the team-work of a gynecologist and allergist. ...Read more
Chemical structures: Esterified Estrogens are chemically different and most often are plant derived. The Conjugated Estrogens are a group of Estrogens that come from horses. There are several different forms of estrogen in the conjugated group. All Estrogens bind to the estrogen receptor and produce an estrogenic effect. Each estrogen though has different potency characteristics in it's receptor effect. ...Read more
Estrogen: Hi. Esterification is a specific type of conjugation. Conjugation is a general term that means adding a chemical group onto a chemical entity (often a hydroxyl group, -OH) of a molecule. Esterified estrogen is of the form R-COO-R', where R is a fatty acid and R' is estrogen, just in case you're into that chemistry stuff! Details! :-) ...Read more
Different derivation: Esterified estrogens are synthetic plant derived (eg manufactured from soy beans) where as conjugated estrogens are blended estrogens from natural preparations (eg urine from pregnant mares) or synthetic derivatives of these natural preparations. Some studies have shown risk of blood clots may be less with esterified preparations but this is not definitive. ...Read more
Misguided reaction: Menest allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to menest that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more
Intermittent tachycardia with blood pressure changes every few hours, looking like but is not hypoglycemia, needing diagnosis and treatment.....?
More information would help clarify how to solve the problem:
The combination of recurrent tachycardia, "unstable" blood sugar and blood pressure, "all the symptoms of diabetes" but normal HgbA1c, "reactive hypoglycemia" and symptoms occurring every three hours, and atypical sleep apnea.
The differential diagnosis would include:
*Insulinoma (insulin secreting tumor) producing recurant hypoglycemia with tachycardia)
*Pheochrocytoma (adrenaline secreting tumor often of the adrenal glands)
*polyendocrine syndome encompassing either or both with possible hypophysitis with ovarian hypofunction or autoimmune oopheritis.
You may have been screened for insulinoma but remember that common screening test use monoclonal antibodies which will not pick up proinsulin.
To assist in diagnosis - providing more detail to the phrases in paragraph 1 including labs and then consultation with an endocrinologist would be an appropriate next step. ...Read more
Estrogen increase: It would increase her estrogen level, and if dose is high enough or frequent enough, it could alter menses and even act as a contraceptive. If the person is post menopausal, it can prevent bone loss and restore vaginal lubrication and postpone hot flashes and nite sweats. Should only be done with medical supervision and advice. ...Read more