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Natural Estrogen Cream
I get horrible migraines right before my period.Nothing helps!Might natural estrogen cream at onset help since drop in estrogen is likely the cause?
Hormones may help...: ...but NSAIDs have modulatory effects on female hormones & are cheaper & easier to try. I mean round-the-clock NSAID during the premenstrual week, through the period & then tapering over 3-4 d. If that doesn't work or works incompletely, then yes, hormones can help, BUT you definitely need specialist guidance on the NSAIDs &/or which hormones and their dosing & timing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm looking for a natural remedy to sooth and heal external vaginal burning/itching due to low estrogen. I don't want to use estrogen cream. Thanks!
Atrophic vaginitis: It's tough to find a topical substitute for Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or Estradiol cream for use on atrophic vaginitis. You could dry KY long lasting to improve overall moisture and intake of soy, which is a phytoestrogen may have a slight effect. Just make sure your gyn has ruled out lichen sclerosis and infection as the possible cause. Estradiol cream by the way is actually made from soy beans. ...Read more
Helps the dryness: Estrogen cream is given to help menopausal women with vaginal dryness and other local effects of menopause while avoiding the whole body effects of an estrogen pill. However, limited amounts of the estrogen in the cream may be absorbed. Women with breast cancer should check with their oncologist prior to taking estrogen cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Little: Probably little to none because the amount absorbed is likely low. But if we assume he uses alot of it, effects could be feminizing such as breast growth. I've not seen this studied specifically. ...Read more
I am approaching 70 and have been using estrogen cream off & on for a year. Would it be ok to take tablets instead of the cream?
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