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Can one increase estrogen naturally with soy or dairy products. Or what's the best birth control pill for balancing hormones.

Naturally is iffy. Some soy products can increase estrogen but there is no clear way to determine which ones increase it and by how much. Too much can be bad too.Dairy is of no benefit. Much wiser to see doc and check levels and then decide on a treatment that works in a predictable, well-studied way. Read more...

Is a sign of too much estrogen in your birth control pill insomnia? Or is it the particular type of progestin to blame?

No definite answer. Usually more related to progesterone. Even among varying dose of estrogen in birth control pills they are all low doses, and generally even the same estrogen. Insomnia can also be a sign of lowering of your own estrogen levels as women get closer to menopause. So it may not be from the pills. Read more...

Will an estrogen blood test be inaccurate if done whilst on birth control pill?

Estrogen. The estrogen measured in your blood is different than the estrogen you are taking in the pill. The pill alters in some ways how your natural estrogen is produced in your ovaries. You will get a more true measurement of your natural estrogen if you go off of the pill and measure after you have had a couple of normal cycles. At your age, why are you measuring estrogen? Good luck. Read more...

Does birth control pill Clarissa have estrogen if so does it put my at risk of any heart problems?

Huh? Dr. Google cannot find any birth control pill named "Clarissa". Nor can Epocrates, an extensive professional pharmaceutical database. Are you sure you're spelling it correctly? In general, all birth control pills have estrogen and all have a small increased risk of clots including heart disease. The risk is higher in women who smoke or/and who have high blood pressure, or are older (not you). Read more...