Can I stop hormone replacement therapy cold turkey or should I wean myself off of it have been taking estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) HS for many years. I am now 53 and want to stop
Seek Gynegologist. I would encourage you to talk with your gynecologist before stopping any hormone therapy. There are many benefits to hrt that are not obvious the most vital one is preventing osteoporosis. Other therapy is available and should be considered if one stops hrt.
It. It is never advised to stop taking hormone therapy cold turkey. You must be weaned off of it under the direction of a doctor - decreasing the dose until you are safely off of it. This is because abruptly stopping hormone therapy can send your body into withdrawal and you can experience a whirlwind of post menopausal, unpleasant symptoms.
Several. If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen.
Had ovarian cancer at 31, on estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) hormone replacement for 20 yr dr wants me to stop med to naturally have menopause why and what can I expect?
Ask your doctor. It is a good idea but your doctor should explain the risks and benefits of hormone replacment therapy (hrt). It is not a good idea to take hrt for life long as it can cause breast cancer.
Can you recommend a replacement for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) h.S. That does not cause weight gain?
Possible. Any hormone regimen potentially can cause weight gain however having testosterone in the mixture may make that more likely. Sometimes simply removing the testosterone can make a difference as far as weight gain.
Is there a replacement drug for prescription estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?
Yes. Generic equivalents include Covaryx and EEMT. There are alsomany compounded creams, gels, sprays, etc. Compounded drugs are made by a local compounding pharmacy based on a prescription written by your doctor. The advantage is that your doctor can adjust the dose and ratio to your unique needs since one or two sizes do not fit all women. Best wishes.