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Ortho Est Estrogen Based Agent
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
Was on Loestrin Fe 1/20 for a year (2 day periods), switched to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. Got heavy 8 day period first month. Normal because more estrogen?
Monitor for 3 months: If the problem continues, switch back to the Loestrin Fe1/20. Not sure why would switch if it was working well for you ...Read more
Experiencing headaches ( not migranes) for the past 4 months
on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and now on ortho cyclen, and insomnia,
too high estrogen?
Possibly: Try a pill that has same dose everyday and see if that resolves the situation. The one you are on all have different hormonal levels each week. ...Read more
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
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.
Estrogen: Yes it is in plants but it is much more reliable when developed and made in a professional laboratory. ...Read more
Why would a doctor order a ROMA test based solely on high estrogen levels when no other diagnostic tests have been ran?
ROMA test.: 44F of unknown medical Hx asks: Why would a doctor order a ROMA test based solely on high estrogen levels when no other diagnostic tests have been ran? ANS: Have no idea what a ROMA test is. Abbreviations are dangerous in Medicine. Best to ask the Dr who ordered test as knows you much better than we do from the information you gave. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just went to the OB/GYN bc I'm 30 almost 5 months no period. not pregnant, I have undetectable Estrogen levels based on blood work. What could be causing this? Dr. Doesn't know why..
Estrogen increase: It would increase her estrogen level, and if dose is high enough or frequent enough, it could alter menses and even act as a contraceptive. If the person is post menopausal, it can prevent bone loss and restore vaginal lubrication and postpone hot flashes and nite sweats. Should only be done with medical supervision and advice. ...Read more
Need more info: Estrogen pills are prescribed for many things. Estrogen is also a component of many birth-control pills. More information would be needed to know if estrogen is safe for you. There are situations where they are not safe, such as in women who have had a blood clot in their lungs or certain clotting disorders. Your doctor can assess safety in your specific situation. ...Read more
By consuming: Or ingesting estrogenic compounds or medicines, and by using medicines that stimulate estrogen production. None of these things are done routinely though, because other than menopause, ovarian failure, and hypothalamic amenorrhea there are no reasons a woman needs extra estrogen. ...Read more
Under 30: Should be under 30- optimally. But should not be too low like shouldn't be in teens ...Read more
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