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Varied: Some women are lucky enough to go thru peri-menopause w/o a hitch. Others complain of hot flashes, night sweats, irregular menses, moodiness, cognitive changes, decrease in libido, vaginal dryness and/or loss of lubrication, change in weight, change in skin, & more. Loss of bone density is well documented. ...Read more
Not usually: Perimenopause symptoms include periods get closer together by 1-2 days and then space apart, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats. Pregnancy symptoms include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and of course a missed period. Some women do not have periods for 2-3 months when they are close to menopause. If you miss a period and you are usually regular, take a pregnancy test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you: Take the correct amount of brand name T4 replacement to return your thyroid levels to normal, you will return your metabolic rate to normal -- and then your symptoms will be whatever they would have been if you didn't have a thyroid problem to begin with. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 43 and on the birth control patch and have been for a very long time. Is it true that bc will always mask perimenopause symptoms?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peri-menopausal women: what vitamins do you reccomend i take to combat some of the perimenopause symptoms?
Bioidentical hormone: The symptoms of perimenopause are mainly due to either Estradiol deficiency or Progesterone deficiency, or both. Taking vitamins doesn't help the production of these hormones. Look into bioidentical hormone replacement. Also, get a thorough evaluation to make sure there isn't another cause of your symptoms, for example, thyroid deficiency. ...Read more
Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 6 weeks for perimenopause symptoms. Started out with improvements but didn't last. Now what?
Started perimenopause symptoms at 43 I'm 46 3 negative pregnancy tests, missed three cycles.. Menopause?
Possible but unsure: It is only after you have gone through at least 12 consecutive months of "missed ovulatory menstrual cycles" that you may be considered "menopausal". Until then, or unless your blood hormonal levels of FSH, LH are elevated in the menopausal range and your estrogens are very low, you may be considered to still be "perimenopausal" or simply entering the menopausal transition period of your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for 6 weeks straight for perimenopause symptoms, left me with symptoms of estrogen dominance. ?
Other reasons: The menopause transition is a highly specialized treatment area. Hormones changes are very common and fluctuations very high. There are also a lot of misconceptions about what to treat. Estrogen can vary from very low to very high amounts over just a few days. It really requires a specialist to guide someone through it. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) will not affect estrogen levels generally at all. ...Read more
If perimenopause symptoms and
hypothyroid symptoms are similar
and all thyroid tests are in normal
range, taking bc pills, then why
Not all tests done: I would bet your doctor never tested a reverse t3 (liothyronine). Must test free t3 (liothyronine), reverse t3 (liothyronine), free t4. Can almost promise your reverse T3 (liothyronine) will be in the high end of the range and your free T3 (liothyronine) in the low end.. Proof of functional hypothyroidism. Treat possibly with armour thyroid. Also may have some adrenal farigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which pill is better for treating my perimenopause symptoms? Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) or Femme tab?
About the same: Both of those are combination birth control pills. There is little difference. Your obgyn can guide you to determine if you are better served by an oral contraceptive or by a hormone replacement product designed for menopause. This will be based on risk factors, age and where you are in the stages of menopause. ...Read more
I'm 42 and may be experiencing perimenopause symptoms: weight gain, clammy skin/hot flashes, and a significant ⬆️ in migraines. Ideas to help symptoms?
I prefer the most natural of hrt. I read estrasorb is a good cream. Would that be suitable to take with prometrium (micronized progesterone) for perimenopause symptoms?
Yes: Yes, transdermal estrogen is very likely safer than taking estrogen by mouth. It's less likely to increase risk of blood clots and gallbladder disease. Transdermal estrogen along with natural Progesterone is my preferred way of treating women for menopausal symptoms if they need it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could I have perimenopause symptoms i wake up sweaty and rapid heartbeat. Right before menses. I get hot and sweaty first then the palpitations come?
Interesting: At 41 a premenopausal state would be premature, unless you started menstruating at an early age. Now, there could be other causes. Off the cuff, i would put carcinoid syndrome, panic attacks, and pheochromocytoma in my differential diagnosis list. Talk to your doctor. Keep a log of the timing of your episodes and associated foods and activities. Good luck. ...Read more
What options do you have for perimenopause symptoms when
you have tried hrt, bc pills, and antidepressants, and over the
counter supplements? No luck!
Would a monophasic birth control
pill, like ortho cyclen, improve my
perimenopause symptoms better
than a triphasic? Still symptomatic
If your taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) & estradiol cream for perimenopause symptoms while still menstruating, what's the best way to take these both?
Specialist: That really requires a specialist and individual care. If your periods are regular sometimes timing the Estradiol to your natural body and the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) to your natural period is easiest. Sometimes daily Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is easiest to try to get rid of your period. It takes a little trial and error in the perimenopause to get a good regimen for you. ...Read more
Went on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) to stop
perimenopause symptoms. Two
months in and im still having them.
Is there still hope in time? How
much more time?
Change med: It is likely that the ortho try cyclen is not the right med for you even though it works in many women. Ask you doctor for an alternative. ...Read more
Would 2mg of melatonin nightly
be able to cause night sweats?
I am on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for the
past 3 months for perimenopause
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