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I am 43 and currently using estrogel only but i seem to need a high dose, 6 pumps a day, and still having symptoms of low estrogen. Should i increase?
Talk to your doc!: You didn't mention your specific symptoms of low estrogen so perhaps they're not related to low estrogen after all. Whether to increase your dose is best addressed by your prescribing physician. Another option is to consider another form of estrogen replacement, preferably something transdermal, say patch or spray. Or just try another gel/lotion/cream product. Some products absorb better than othe. ...Read more
I am taking estrogel - 1 pump (.75 mg estrodial) it's supposed to be a low dose...But how come the patches deliver a lot less? (0.03 mg)
The recommended dose of estrogel is 2 pumps 1.5 mg estradiol - I am taking 1 pump, but still have symptoms - is 2 pumps considered a low dose?
What are recommended levels of estrogen on hrt? (estrogel& progesterone)? I'm 47, my e levels were 53 pg/ml last week, but i still have some symptoms.
Hormone compound Rx: Is best done by a provider who is experienced in such , and who is interviewing and following your response to treatment. This can improve your well being and minimize your dose ...Read more
Is it safe to take amerge (naratriptan) for migraines after menopause when taking estrogel and progesterone?
It is safe:
The advantage of Amerge (naratriptan) in addition to its longer half-life, is its mild side effect profile which makes it more acceptable to patients who are unable to tolerate the side effects of sumatriptan. The advance age may be associated with a decreased prevalence of migraine. The onset of physiologic menopause (natural menopause) improved migraine in most women.
Take care. ...Read more
Very Controversial: Technically yes as tumor was estrogen receptor negative but may cause slightly higher risk of developing er positive tumors in the future. ...Read more
What would cause numerous hot flashes and night sweats to start after loosing 38 lbs in a protein based diet? Still on estrogel & progesterone as befo
Hormonal changes: If your weight loss was rapid then you are likely decreasing your amount of circulating Estrogen. Fat cells secrete Estrogen. Losing the fat decreases the Estrogen. Consider getting your thyroid and blood sugar checked too. Congrats on the weight loss. Keep up the good work. ...Read more
Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Latuda (lurasidone)?: I'm not sure, but might you have mis-spelled something and actually mean latuda (lurasidone)? This is an atypical antipsychotic medication, often used in bipolar i disorder (especially bipolar depression) and schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ...Read more
Sunscreen: If you tend to develop freckles, you'll discover they're less prominent if you use sunscreen, which is something that everybody should do anyway. There's no pill for this. If you talk with your genuine friends / people you might date, most will tell you that your freckles are just one of many things that they like about you. Why not embrace your genetic heritage? Photo Lady looks great. Best wishe ...Read more
Cervilane?: This drug is available in a number of countries. It is an ergot derivative used as a vasodilator. For a drug to be sold in the us it must pass rigorous fda testing and retesting phases before it can come to market. This can add up to millions an d millions of dollars which the manufacturer may not want to invest depending on how big a market the us represents. It is often a matter of economics. ...Read more
It depends: Pain medication in general is given to help control a variety of pain types. Not all pain medication is narcotic. Specifically narcotics are indicated for severe pain before, during and after surgery and for cancer pain. The use of narcotics beyond that is a decision your doctor will need to make. Other types of pain medication include non steroidal anti inflammatory and mood stabilizers. ...Read more
Awwww, no. Sorry.: This could be a hot song title! There are Drs who might evaluate you and offer short-term help if you are too overcome to take care of yourself. It would only take the edge off - not mend the break. Therapy might help you see what went wrong in a helpful way. Support groups can also let you know you're not alone. It will hurt, but most do get through it. Best! ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: No medication is used to treat carpal tunnel. It's a mechanical problem. Wrist splints is the initial treatment option. You can try non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications such as naproxen/ibuprofen but the effect of those is minimal if that. Steroid injections can be tried but they are falling out of favor. Carpal tunnel release appears long term cure. ...Read more