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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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