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Side Effects Of Stopping Estrogen
Am thinking about stopping arimidex (anastrozole) per side effects am 55 yrs old had stg4 brst cancer took tamoxifen 5 yrs? Is how much estrogen am I producing now
Don't Stop: Need more info. If you have stage iv, where is the disease? Is it in the bones or organs? What other meds have you been on? If you're disease is controlled with hormone therapy (arimidex) and you are having side-effects, you should either take an alternative medicine to Arimidex (anastrozole) (famara or aromasin) or take meds to counter the side-effects.
5alpha Red Inh: 5 alpha reductase inhibitors blocking Testo action. T gpes thru anoth way directly to estrogens via aromatase effect.
Not gender issues: High estrogen in men doesn't cause gender issues, but can increase risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke, heart attack, and peripheral vascular disease. Also it can cause gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, and infertility. Gender identity does not rely on hormone levels alone.
How much does the estrogen dose in BC affect risk level and side effects? My pill has 25mcg. Should I respond similarly to a pill with 20, 30 or 35?
Estrogen/bcp's: The lowest estrogen level that is not causing breakthrough bleeding is the statistically "best" to use. Some women on the 20 mcg. Pill have bleeding even when taken regularly at the same hour each day. The reaction to a given dose is not always the same. Rick potential is about the same for those doses mentioned.
Generally no.: Flax seed is a good source of dietary fiber and it also contains some omega 3 fatty acids. Flax seed also contains some phytoestrogens, but generally not considered to be negative. Phytoestrogens appear to contain some positive health benefits when taken in moderation. A better source of omega 3 fatty acids would be fish oil.
I refuse to take tamoxifen due to bad side effects. Is there a natural way of reducing my estrogen levels?
Estrogen related: You can have local irritation but mostly estrogen related side effects just like pills.
Several: Estrogen is not without risk. It on the more serious side it increases risk of blood clots. Other side effects can be migraine headaches, high bp, breast tenderness, mood swings, acne, rash, and liver tumors so anyone considering taking any hormones should discuss the risk and benefits with there doctor.
If phytoestrogens are strong enough to have an effect, will it have just as many side effects as real estrogen?
No,: No. These r relatively weak estrogens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually: Because the cream is applied where the effect is needed, there is less chance of estrogen entering the blood stream and traveling to other organ systems to cause unwanted effects. But any medication can have side effects regardless of whether it is taken internally or externally, orally or parentally so please discuss your concerns with your doctor.
Irregular bleeding: The most common side effect with the low does birth control pills is breakthrough bleeding. Depending on you body size and menstrual history, some women have irregular bleeding on the lower dosages of estrogen. Estrogen is used to stabilize uterine lining, therefore if bleeding persists, may need to increase dose.
What contraceptive pills are high in estrogen and what pills are low in estrogen as I'm looking for a low dose due to side effects please?
Check labels: Most available on the market. Just tell your prescribing doctor you would prefer to the lowest available dose. The lowest dose brand is called lo lo estrin.
Why are there so many side effects in birth control? Esp if they're only supposed to have estrogen and progesterone in them?
OCP: Side effects with birth control pills vary widely and are very subjective form one woman to the next, so it's difficult-to-impossible to say why one woman experiences something different from another. Ocp do contain only an estrogen (17-beta-estradiol) and not progesterone, but a synthetic progestin.
I'm 22 female and want to know if taking supplemental estrogen can make my breasts grow, and what the side effects are. Also I have a regular period.
It can: Breast enlargement and tenderness are common with estrogen supplements. Common adverse effects are vaginal spotting, mood changes, headache or abdominal pain, weight gain (not all from breast enlargement). It increases risk of blood clots. When combined with progesterone, estrogen is a safe and common method of birth control. For breast enlargement in a healthy female, risk > potential benefit
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