When beginning HRT with topical estrogen and prometrium, (micronized progesterone) how long before contacting dr if I feel worse, not better? I'm not on any meds. 46 yr old.

HRT. Hrt works pretty fast. I doubt you'd feel worse on it. You may not feel better and dose adjustment may need to be done. However, with all the risks of hrt known now, i wonder why you'd even want to entertain it as your first choice of treatment of menopausal symptoms. There's a number of supplements and "safer" prescription alternatives that are worth considering.

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Is it the prometrium (micronized progesterone) or estrogen that causes stomach bloating when taking hrt?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone) Typically Progesterone causes the bloating associated with hrt. Progesterone causes smooth muscle to contract more slowly, which means slower transit time of your food and more production of air in your intestines. Read more...

49 yrs old, just had a period 10 days ago. I'm on estrogen patch (.05) and prometrium (micronized progesterone) 100 mgs. Day 15 I start painful heavy bleeding w clots. Why?

Hormonal Imbalance. Since the average age of menopause is 51 years of age, it is possible that you had an ovulatory cycle[ one last egg] which "overtook" the body in stead of the hormonal replacement you were taking. It is also possible that you took your medication late which could have led to the bleeding. If it persists i suggest you see your gynecologist. If this is a one time episode, i would not worry. Read more...

I take the estrogen patch v-dot ans prometrium (micronized progesterone) but can II start bio-identical progestrone with the patch?

Yes. Bio identical Progesterone obtained from reputable compounding pharmacies , works just as well and can be titrated easily. However you can take one or the other , you can replace the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) with the bio identical progesterone. Read more...
Yes you can. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is sort of a bioidentical compound and if tou are doing well on it eould not change it. There are estrogen plus progesteron patches in the market. Ask your your doctor about it. Read more...

When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Go see your doctor. While our impression of estrogen for perimenopausal women has changed dramatically over the last decade, it still should be used for right reason, and sedation is not one of them. So go see your prescribing doctor & tell her/him about your side effects so that s/he can offer you some alternatives (rather than just throw more medications at you). Read more...

Day 11. Off hrt. Bleeding spell midday w clots & tiredness. Why midday? Take prometrium (micronized progesterone) to stop bleed? How to balance hormones? Who in nyc?

FATIGUE IS THE KEY. Altho more details about your medical conditions and history are important, abnormal bleeding and fatigue in a lady of your age is either caused by hormonal issues, such as perimenopause and an underactive thyroid gland, and may be associated with anemia and a vitamin B12 deficiency. I am located in nyc and would be glad to help you. Read more...

If prometrium (micronized progesterone) alone isn't bringing relief of perimenopausal symptoms would adding estrogen help? Which is better, a cream or a pill?

Yes estrogen helps. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is primarily used in the perimenopause to protect the lining of the uterus from estrogen when women are taking estrogen for menopausal symptoms. Estrogen has definitely been shown to help with hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, etc. Personally, i like the patch the best. Talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks, good luck! Read more...

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 definitely. This is a great cream when combined with prometrium (micronized progesterone). Be sure you've had that conversation with your doctor about risks of hrt. Keep blood pressure low, exercise every day if you can, keep cholesterol low, don't smoke. All the basics you probably already know! Read more...
Estrogen. Biest a combination of Estradiol and estriol is the best combination. Vivelle (estradiol) patches are Estradiol or Estrasorb would be alright. I do prefer combinations instead of just one estrogen. Read more...