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Which hormone causes headaches -- progestogen or estrogen?

Which hormone causes headaches -- progestogen or estrogen?

Both can: Both estrogen and progestins can cause headaches, though estrogen tends to do so with higher frequency. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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Which causes headaches== progestogen or estrogen?

Which causes headaches== progestogen or estrogen?

Headaches hormones: Estrogen is more commonly associated with headaches. ...Read more

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Can micronor (norethindrone) cause headaches and migraines ?

Can micronor (norethindrone) cause headaches and migraines ?

Yes: Micronor (norethindrone progestin -only medication) common sides effects include headaches, dizziness, nausea, breast tenderness. If headaches persist see your doctor for re-evaluation and possible use of a different medication.Some studies report increased headaches in users of progestin-only oral contraceptives. Always remember to practice safe sex, . Use condoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Can fluctuating serotonin levels cause headaches?

Can fluctuating serotonin levels cause headaches?

Yes.: Serotonin is a critical neuro-signaling chemical; a deficiency may result in chronic pains, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression and a propensity to overeat. Low serotonin levels are found in migraineurs and disorders they suffer with increased frequency including depression, irritable bowel syndrome, as well as, other chronic pain syndromes. The activity of serotonin can be altered with ssris, . ...Read more

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Dizziness headaches increase cervical mucus breast tenderness. What are these symptoms of?

Dizziness headaches increase cervical mucus breast tenderness. What are these symptoms of?

PMS or pituitary: If these symptoms occur before periods it could all be due to pms. If not, a pituitary tumor (prolactinoma) could be the cause. Blood test for prolactin and a brain MRI is the way to confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue cause low grade fever? Are progesterone and estrogen levels related to adrenalin and cortisol?

Can adrenal fatigue cause low grade fever? Are progesterone and estrogen levels related to adrenalin and cortisol?

Dubious diagnosis: "adrenal fatigue" is a pop diagnosis, not an evidence-based one. Since true addison[s isn't a febrile illness, this isn't either. I've wondered if the "subclinical addison's" claims might have something to them, but would urge you not to self-diagnose. The danger of self-diagnosis / treatment is missing another real emotional, situational or physical problem. Your doctor should work your temp up. ...Read more

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Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD lower estrogen and cause menopause symptoms?

Can a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD lower estrogen and cause menopause symptoms?

No: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not work that way. It releases a small amount of Progesterone that works locally inside of the uterine lining and not throughout your body. It does not affect estrogen at all. ...Read more

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Can estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

Can estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

No, a risk factor: Unopposed estrogen is a risk factor for uterine cancer but it does not always cause it. Unopposed estrogen means it is given without any Progesterone another female hormone. Somewhere between 4-8 out of every 1000 women receiving unopposed estrogen per year will get uterine cancer. Being obese probably makes the risk closer to 8/1000, whereas in thin women the risk is about 4/1000. ...Read more

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Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Prolonged exposure to estrogen is a risk factor for breast cancer in men. Obesity, liver cirrhosis and high alcohol intake can lead to a high estrogen state. ...Read more

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Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Do post-menopausal women have low levels of estrogen?

Do post-menopausal women have low levels of estrogen?

Yes: Hi. Yes, loss of estrogen is one of the hallmarks of menopause, and why estrogen/progestin replacement (if uterus in place) or estrogen replacement (if hysterectomized) is beneficial for postmenopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Toothache, migraines, nausea are symptoms of?

Toothache, migraines, nausea are symptoms of?

May not rekate: Nausea is often associated with migraine. A toothache could trigger either one depending on you and how bad it is. See your dentist/endodontist to see if you have a dental problem. I've seen many headaches go away after doing a root canal on a tooth. ...Read more

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Can early menapause cause frequent headaches?

Can  early menapause cause frequent  headaches?

Maybe: Usually menopause brings relief of headaches in migraine sufferers. If your headaches are not migrainous, menopause might affect muscle tone and flexibility causing musculoskeletal issues. It is entirely possible that your headaches are completely unrelated to the hormonal changes of menopause. Get checked. ...Read more

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Headache, nausea, hot and cold flashes, stomach pains, dizziness, mood swings, vaginal discharge and smell, have a mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Can taking exedrin for migraines increase frequency of migraines? 

Can taking exedrin for migraines increase frequency of migraines? 

Definately: Especially if you are doing this every day. This can cause a condition sometimes called transformed migraine or rebound headaches which are actually harder to treat than the initial problem. You need to get on preventive meds and stop chasing the headaches with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What natural products can be used to combat symptoms coming off estrogen? (headache, mood swings, hot flushes)

What natural products can be used to combat symptoms coming off estrogen? (headache, mood swings, hot flushes)

Soy: Soy products, such as soy milk, tofu, and edemame, and foods containing these products have compounds in them that will help you transition off estrogen. ...Read more

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Would extremely low estrogen and headaches behind my eyes be a symptom of pituitary tumor?

Would extremely low estrogen and headaches behind my eyes be a symptom of pituitary tumor?

Unlikely: While you can get pituitary hormone abnormalities with tumors of the gland, your symptoms most likely have a source outside of the head. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old woman. My prolactin is 48. I've been having hot flashes and headaches. My estrogen is low. Should I be worried?

I'm a 24 year old woman. My prolactin is 48. I've been having hot flashes and headaches.  My estrogen is low. Should I be worried?

It DOES need: evaluation but I don't think you need to be super-worried. Hyperprolactinemia is somewhat common; it can affect the production of other reproductive hormones including estrogen and progesterone, also often impairing fertility. A common cause of elevated prolactin is a BENIGN tumor in the pituitary gland (in the brain). Often medication can treat this; occasionally surgery is needed. See your doc ...Read more

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I am a 25 y/o female with one ovary, and low estrogen. My re wont do anything about it till I see him later this month. Help! my headaches are severe.?

I am a 25 y/o female with one ovary, and low estrogen. My re wont do anything about it till I see him later this month. Help! my headaches are severe.?

Patience: Headaches can be due to hormone fluctuations. If you are undergoing infertility treatments there are special protocols that need to be followed to help with pregnancy. There are non-hormonal therapies that can be helpful and are safe in pregnancy and you may need to call your regular gynecologist or family practitioner to seek treatment while waiting on the rei dr. ...Read more

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Which causes headaches== progestogen or estrogen?

Headaches hormones: Estrogen is more commonly associated with headaches. ...Read more

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Very tired, headache and cold - my dr. Upped my estrogen - will the new dosage make me feel better soon- i'm in menopause?

Possibly: They say that Progesterone makes you sleepy and estrogen wakes you up. So, let's hope the new dosage may make you fell better. Knowing how many periods you've missed for how long will be helpful to see if you are in menopause (also having night sweats, flushing and other symptoms are also indicators). ...Read more

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Which hormone causes headaches -- progestogen or estrogen?

Both can: Both estrogen and progestins can cause headaches, though estrogen tends to do so with higher frequency. ...Read more

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Can magnesium help headaches I am on a low estrogen birth control ?

Can magnesium help headaches I am on a low estrogen birth control ?

Yes.: Magnesium can be helpful as a migraine preventative medication, reducing the frequency and intensity of migraines. Also be aware that in some women, estrogen-containing birth control pills can cause or worsen migraines. ...Read more

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I think coming off cycle (part. Hyster 07) because my breasts were swollen now shrinking, bad headaches, hot, sleep problems. Low in estrogen or prog?

I think coming off cycle (part. Hyster 07) because my breasts were swollen now shrinking, bad headaches, hot, sleep problems. Low in estrogen or prog?

More estrogen!: You are more likely to be low in estrogen than progesterone, but both can play a part. Unfortunately, serum Estradiol and Progesterone need to be measured, probably with an fsh as well. ...Read more

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If I get nauseas and headaches on my birth control pills dos that mean I need more or less estrogen?

If I get nauseas and headaches on my birth control pills dos that mean I need more or less estrogen?

Difficult pharmacogn: Sometimes the dose-response relationship for hormones is not linear but complex - such as a horseshoe-shape, where side effects are associated with low and high doses, but not optimum doses. So no generalization for you is helpful, unfortunately. Dose titration experi-ments with your doctor's help should be able to clarify this. ...Read more

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Toss an turn all night from too hot too cold . an lil sleep an headache. an leg ache back ache next day from too much estrogen or too little ?

Toss an turn all night from too hot too cold . an lil sleep an headache. an leg ache back ache next day    from too much estrogen or too little ?

The Temperature: problem may in fact be due to too little estrogent! There are a number of treatments for this problem. Check with your Primary Care Provider/ The headache and backache may be related to your mattress/pillow! Try sleeping without yor pillow and if your mattress is over 10 years old consider buying a new one! Hope this helps Happy/Healthy New Year Dr Z ...Read more

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My prolactin went from 48 to 53. My estrogen is low and I'm having headaches, Brest tenderness, haven't had a period in 6 months. Should I be worried?

Numbers: The 48 and 53 are close to each other. The other symptoms are much more important and you MUST see a gynecologist as soon as possible. Hope things work out well. ...Read more

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My body is not absorbing estrogen prescribed by my doc. Blood tests showed non existent. I'm post menopausal. Dizzy, tired, headaches, sad, irritabl?

My body is not absorbing estrogen prescribed by my doc.  Blood tests showed non existent.  I'm post menopausal. Dizzy, tired, headaches, sad, irritabl?

Different route: How are you taking the estrogen? There are many forms and ways to get it in your body. You may want to try something different. There are sprays, creams, gels, patches, a vaginal ring, and pills. Pick one, start low, and go up on the dose slowly until you get some relief! it can take months to stabilize. Make sure you don't also have other hormonal deficiencies, like thyroid. ...Read more

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Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause symptoms for 3 months, having headaches, insomnia, night sweats, is 0.35 mcg of estrogen too much for me?

Doubtful: You could go down but consider that hormone fluctuations are the biggest cause of problems are yours are steady, did the problems worsen after starting the pill. That pill has that dose of estrogen for about 7 days. To you clinch your teeth at night? Do you have anxiety? You may need to treat this directly. Clonazepam 1-2 mg a couple of nights per week can be a lifesaver if ur sleep deprived. ...Read more

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Why aren't you allowed to be on the oestrogen pill (21 day contraceptive pill) when you get migranes/headaches?

Why aren't you allowed to be on the oestrogen pill (21 day contraceptive pill) when you get migranes/headaches?

BCP/migraines: Birth control can increase migraines in some women. This is not an absolute reason to not take oral contraceptives. Discuss this with your doctor and see what is best for you as an individual. ...Read more

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