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How Should I Take Estrogen Progesterone
Day 14-28 of cycle.: The first day of your period/cycle/menses is day one. Take Progesterone the 14th day after your period thru 28th. Explore why you are estrogen dominant in the first place. Common causes include not ovulating (? Hormonal imbalance, stress, meds, excess body fat, sugar/refined carbs), constipation (? Lack of fruit/vegs/exercise, food sensitivites), non-organic foods, and abnormal estrogen metabolism. ...Read more
There is some: Recent disagreement on this subject. Best to discuss the specifics with your doctor, or even with more than one doctor for a broader range of opinions and then make the best decision for your individual case. ...Read more
When I take my progesterone I have signs of estrogen dominance, but when I don't I get hypothyroid again, what should I do?
If progesterone is the first hormone to become depleted in middle age, why do women take estrogen and find relief with that?
Different functions: Estrogen and Progesterone have very different functions in your body's chemistry and physiology. Estrogen replacement has been proven to help with night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, etc. Because of its chemical properties. Some women find relief with progesterone, but the majority of studies show women who have menopausal symptoms show more improvement with estrogen v. Progesterone. ...Read more
Is it more beneficial to take estrogen & progesterone daily together vs according to your cycle for best relief of perimenopause symptoms?
Depends: How to take hormones for peri menopause somewhat depends on the symptoms. Most women are having hot flashes and night sweats, caused by lower estrogen levels, so taking estrogen daily is better. The Progesterone is to balance the effect of estrogen on the uterus. For a woman with periods taking Progesterone cyclically is better. Also it's a little better for breasts to take cyclically. ...Read more
I've been taking 1mg estradiol + 100mg progesterone for almost 2 months. My estrogen levels are still very low, how long will it take to see increase?
Unclear plan: I would clarify with the doctor what you are taking and why you are taking it. The answer depends on the underlying problem being treated. For example, If you have premature ovarian failure then one would base treatment on symptoms not blood estrogen levels. Other diseases treatment could be based on LH/ FSH levels. ...Read more
Should a 54 year old menopausal woman with no risk factors take estrogen/progesterone and for how long? What are the risks/ benefits as now understood
Hrt benefits: The women's health initiative showed that healthy women who are within 10 years of menopause can benefit from HRT for symptoms of menopause, prevention of osteoporosis, dementia, and colon cancer. How long one stays on HRT depends on how healthy you remain. Traditional medicine says 2-5 years. As an age management md, I say as long as you stay healthy. ...Read more
Mom in icu for massive p/e said may be from taking estrogen 50 yrs I take progesterone 10 days/mth scared I have a clot not seen odds?
Taking hormones may be associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism or other clotting disasters.
some people are hypercoagulable, or smoke or have other risk factors and should not take hormones.
even people with no apparent risks can have a clot.
you have to weigh the risks versus benefits in each case. ...Read more
What do progesterone creams do? Can they help with low estrogen? If not, what natural supplements could I take to help raise estrogen?
Was put on under tounge sublingual bio hormones progesterone and estrogen due to low hormones. How long do they take to work and are they dangerous?
Hormones: Generally a woman of 34 should not need supplemental hormone therapy, especially estrogen. Many woman young and peri-menopausal woman have low Progesterone in the later part of their menses (luteal phase), but not estrogen. I am curious why they were prescribed for you and what tests were used to determine you have a deficiency. ...Read more
I take the estrogen patch v-dot ans prometrium (micronized progesterone) but can II start bio-identical progestrone with the patch?
Yes: Bio identical Progesterone obtained from reputable compounding pharmacies, works just as well and can be titrated easily. However you can take one or the other, you can replace the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) with the bio identical progesterone. ...Read more
Hi estrogen an lo progesterone but cant take bio ident prog, cream since the hormones r not level isn't this why anxiety an depressin?
Probably not: The progesterone level only rises with ovulation and with pregnancy. So it should be very low, depending on when it is checked. Hormone levels can affect the mood, but that should also be a cyclic effect that varies throughout the cycle. The bio identical formulations may not offer any benefit - one way or the other. See your Ob/Gyn. ...Read more
My estrogen level was 5600 before fresh cycle. I was prescribed IM progesterone and PO estrace (estradiol). If my estrogen level was why do I need to take estrace (estradiol)?
Unclear: That will need to be addressed with the prescribing physician. The answer likely depends on what problem the doctor was trying to fix and what your goals of treatment are. Without that information there is no way to comment ...Read more
Minigynon hi BP: Is minigynon 30 high in estrogen/progesterone? Can I take it with high blood pressure? ANS: Yes. It is a birth control pill and can in fact cause high blood pressure. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion to help. I also know high BP experts in Jamaica. Do not take if you have HBP until talking with Dr. Run risk of stroke. ...Read more
Take 200 mg daily prometrium took blood test cycle day 21 progesterone. 9 estrogen 40 fsh 7.2 lh 3.9 progesterone still low?
FSH: age 50: 200 mg. Of prometrium will not raise your progesterone levels above what is noted. An FSH of 7.2 is not menopausal, and indicates that you are producing significant levels of estrogen, just not ovulating, which makes the progesterone level only produced by the prometrium. This is normal for age 50, and your ovaries are still active and productive of estrogen. ...Read more
In HRT when you have a uterus, do you need to take estrogen & progesterone daily for relief or estrogen first half of cycle progesterone second half?
Depends: There are many different ways to prescribe estrogen and Progesterone for treatment of peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms. Some women take estrogen and Progesterone every day. Others take Progesterone for only 10-15 days out of the month. Others might use Progesterone iud to protect uterus. There's no "right" answer, only what you and your doctor have decided is right for you. ...Read more
I am currently 11 weeks pregnant thru IVF and was told to stop all estrogen and progesterone. Is it safe to stop? And when does the placenta take over?
Hi. I'm 6 days post an IUI. Is it safe to take estrace (estradiol) if my estrogen level was 76? And progesterone suppositories if my progesterone was 7.5?
Period will start on wedding day. Can I skip triphasic ocp placebo and take continuous estrogen/progesterone to prevent period?
Hormones.: Estrogen and Progesterone are hormones produced by the ovary in response to the brain (pituitary gland). Estrogen is produced early in a womans cycle and Progesterone in the second half of the menstrual cycle. The are responsible for preparing the uterus for pregnancy and for pregnancy maintenance. They are also responsible for making women, women. ...Read more
Inner lining: Estrogens produced by the ovaries during the first half of the menstrual cycle, before ovulation, make the inner lining of the uterus grow to provide a nice cushion for a fertilized egg. After ovulation the ovaries start producing progesterone which transforms the inner lining into that nice cushion. When there is no pregnancy, both hormone levels drop at the end of the cycle and menses commence. ...Read more
A lot!: They arorgormones & answer is complicated. Estrogen builds up the uterine lining, protects bones, maintains elasticity of arteries, maintains youthful skin by keeping collagen to prevent wrinkling and sagging, Progesterone combats effects of estrogen in the uterus to prevent excessive periods. It is the first hooke lost in peri menopause. It prevents sodium retention and has a rob in pregnanc. ...Read more
By the follicle: An amazing dance of hormones coordinates the reproductive system. One of the thousands of egg sacs that are in the ovary matures each month during the reproductive years. During the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, the follicle releases estradiol, a potent estrogen. After releasing its egg, the follicle becomes a corpus luteum and makes Progesterone instead. ...Read more
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