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40yr female with regular 26 day cycle started using estrogen patch (vivelle (estradiol) 0.025) for severe pmdd. No period since (2 months). Is est. The cause ?

40yr female with regular 26 day cycle started using estrogen patch (vivelle (estradiol) 0.025) for severe pmdd. No period since (2 months). Is est. The cause ?

May be: Why use vivelle (estradiol) for pmdd? You can use a very low dose 10 micrgram birth control pills and had an added benefit of preventing pregnancy since your period is still regular and still needs protection. The other possibility is, of course menopause. Check your fsh after several days off the patch. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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

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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Which hormone is to blame for weight gain on bc pills? Switched from ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) to ortho cyclen and now gaining water weight. Estrogen is same.

Which hormone is to blame for weight gain on bc pills?
Switched from ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) to ortho cyclen and now
gaining water weight. Estrogen is same.

Well...: In studies there is no difference in weight changes between those on the pill and those not. Watch the soft drinks, teas and fruit juices, loaded with sugar. It would be the Progesterone in higher doses, depo-provera causes weight gain, not likely from the pill though. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are plant based estrogen? Estroven

Estrogen: Yes it is in plants but it is much more reliable when developed and made in a professional laboratory. ...Read more

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As a doctor, would u sugest an estrogen or progesterone based bc since I am highly prone to cysts, let alone have them.?

As a doctor, would u sugest an estrogen or progesterone based bc since I am highly prone to cysts, let alone have them.?

Estrogen/progestin: To avoid misunderstanding, all bc is basically progestational in action - that's how it works - regardless of whether it contains estrogen or not. There is no science to give a'rule' about which is more effective/less risky for functional ovarian cysts, it's based on trial and error. That said, i think most do better with a combination oc containing both, start with that. ...Read more

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