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Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?

Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?

No: Menest (esterified estrogens) consists of esterified Estrogens such as sodium estrone sulfate and sodium equilin sulfate. Bioidentical estrogen would be pricipally estradiol, as well as estrone and estriol.

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I have been trying to get my hormones balanced. How risky are drugs like menest (esterified estrogens)?

I have been trying to get my hormones balanced.  How risky are drugs like menest (esterified estrogens)?

Not: Menest (esterified estrogens) is actually one of the pharmaceutical industry's plant based medications. For me, i test women at this age for perimenopause and ovarian dysfunction as well as thyroid and adrenal testing. All of these hormones play a role in how you feel.

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Is there a generic therapeutic substitution for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Is there a generic therapeutic substitution for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Yes: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is no longer available. Some pharmacies carry a combination drug that is the generic equivalent. It is called ethinyl estradiol/methyl-testosterone (ee-mt).

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Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

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.

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Does anyone know if estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) for women works?

Does anyone know if estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) for women works?

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.

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Any side effect from estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Any side effect from estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Several.: If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen.

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What is the definition or description of: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) allergy?

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

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Does estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) cause weight gain?

Does estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) cause weight gain?

Hormone replacement: Weight gain at menopause is more likely related to lifestyle factors as well as changes in metabolism. One of the side effects of hormone replacement can be weight gain, but weight loss is just as likely.

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Is there a replacement drug for prescription estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

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

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Can you recommend a replacement for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) h.S. That does not cause weight gain?

Can you recommend a replacement for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) h.S. That does not cause weight gain?

Possible : Any hormone regimen potentially can cause weight gain however having testosterone in the mixture may make that more likely. Sometimes simply removing the testosterone can make a difference as far as weight gain

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Side effect of hormone replacement like estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Side effect of hormone replacement like estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Several.: If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen.

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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?

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?

Ask your doctor: It is a good idea but your doctor should explain the risks and benefits of hormone replacment therapy(hrt). It is not a good idea to take hrt for life long as it can cause breast cancer.

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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

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

Seek Gynegologist : I would encourage you to talk with your gynecologist before stopping any hormone therapy. There are many benefits to hrt that are not obvious the most vital one is preventing osteoporosis. Other therapy is available and should be considered if one stops hrt.

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Why would a doctor order a ROMA test based solely on high estrogen levels when no other diagnostic tests have been ran?

ROMA test.: 44F of unknown medical Hx asks: Why would a doctor order a ROMA test based solely on high estrogen levels when no other diagnostic tests have been ran? ANS: Have no idea what a ROMA test is. Abbreviations are dangerous in Medicine. Best to ask the Dr who ordered test as knows you much better than we do from the information you gave.

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Can you tell me if there are plant based estrogen? Estroven

Estrogen: Yes it is in plants but it is much more reliable when developed and made in a professional laboratory.

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As a doctor, would u sugest an estrogen or progesterone based bc since I am highly prone to cysts, let alone have them.?

As a doctor, would u sugest an estrogen or progesterone based bc since I am highly prone to cysts, let alone have them.?

Estrogen/progestin: To avoid misunderstanding, all bc is basically progestational in action - that's how it works - regardless of whether it contains estrogen or not. There is no science to give a'rule' about which is more effective/less risky for functional ovarian cysts, it's based on trial and error. That said, i think most do better with a combination oc containing both, start with that.

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