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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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?

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?

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

Estrogen (Definition)

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