Author Topic: Menopause/Hormonal Support  (Read 92975 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Menopause/Hormonal Support
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2014, 10:12:59 pm »
I have been on bio-identicals for a few years now, estrogen/progesterone/testetone/dhea.  I will remain on these for the rest of my life....My uterus shrank to nothing with no moisture without it.  I have the moisture now, well did prior to s/xs, but it will come back.  I wish I would have began them sooner before the uterus shrank, no going back, once it shrunk it is shrunk!  Well hubby likes it!  Well he did until a month ago when the burning skin pain spread to my girlie parts, dang it!
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[Buddie]

Re: Menopause/Hormonal Support
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2014, 10:15:27 pm »
[...], I just read something in my [...] bottle about it decreasing the phenytoin levels.
And that it can cause rashes and skin conditions.
I'm not sure what it means but it was never on my old prescriptions.
Maybe you already know and maybe it's something to test for?
I'm not even sure what it means. When I google it, there is not much,other than lots of medial stuff that i don't understand right now with benzo brain.
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[Buddie]

Re: Menopause/Hormonal Support
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2014, 02:51:05 am »
Mom:  The rash seemed to begin when I began the temazepam.  I had it before V.   I was hoping that after this 3 weeks on V only that maybe the rash would begin to dissipate.  One can dream............
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[Buddie]

Re: Menopause/Hormonal Support
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2014, 03:48:12 am »
I really really need help bad. 4 days before my period and 5 days during my period I feel like I completely c/t the meds, this has happened every single month I have been on them. Today has been the worst I have seriously been ready to give up on life completely today because the withdrawals are so horrific. Would going on birth control possibly help me with this if I just took the birth control all the way through instead of getting periods until I'm done tapering. I know this is hormonal related because the same thing happens every single month and I am not able to taper like this at all, even when I take my meds during this time it does absolutely nothing for me!!! I used to take birth control a long time ago for about 10 years and I c/ted them not knowing you shouldn't do that. That probably affected my Gaba receptors as well. I really need help ASAP as I feel like I can almost not go on another day like this, it's torture!
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[Buddie]

Re: Menopause/Hormonal Support
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2014, 05:46:05 am »
I posted something on the [...] thread about hormone replacement therapy that I found on wiki. I should have posted it here I guess.
[...], you said " please don't post anything on HRT from wiki".
Why is that? Is it not good info? I don't understand...
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[Buddie]

Re: Menopause/Hormonal Support
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2014, 07:21:22 am »
Birth control pill might help

They used to get rid of my periods and they so stop the big dips particularly if you keep taking them without a break

They are strong and are fake and mostly proesterone so it may not help
It is up to you whether you are [...] giving it a go knowing you may feel worse from them. But that is the risk we all take whenever we try something in benzo w/d

I agree you need some help

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Mom DP may feel Wikipedia isn't reliable info for HRT

I take the most ridiculously small amount of estrogen. I cut the smallest patch into eighths and use 1/8. You wouldn't think that would make a difference but it does. My periods are still unpleasant but not as bad. I'm not scared about it cause I know I had more when I was on the pill and a hell of a lot more when I was pregnant

I'm thinking I may time holds for that time and also do one time updoses to get me thru

In a month or so I see a dr that specialises in bio identical hormones so she maybe able to help further

I for one will be trying stuff to not have to do that every month
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[Buddie]

Re: Menopause/Hormonal Support
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2014, 07:26:30 am »
Birth control pill might help

They used to get rid of my periods and they so stop the big dips particularly if you keep taking them without a break

They are strong and are fake and mostly proesterone so it may not help
It is up to you whether you are [...] giving it a go knowing you may feel worse from them. But that is the risk we all take whenever we try something in benzo w/d

I agree you need some help

Read our links and posts too for more info


Mom DP may feel Wikipedia isn't reliable info for HRT

I take the most ridiculously small amount of estrogen. I cut the smallest patch into eighths and use 1/8. You wouldn't think that would make a difference but it does. My periods are still unpleasant but not as bad. I'm not scared about it cause I know I had more when I was on the pill and a hell of a lot more when I was pregnant

I'm thinking I may time holds for that time and also do one time updoses to get me thru

In a month or so I see a dr that specialises in bio identical hormones so she maybe able to help further

I for one will be trying stuff to not have to do that every month

The low progesterone is what is causing this craziness for me not estrogen, I've done tons of searching on the boards today and have found so many posts with women that have the same issue as I do and they are all low in progesterone. I'm just scared for my life right now and won't be able to taper if I can't get my hormones in check. I don't want to end up checking out for good just because of my hormones being wacky, if I can get that fixed I can taper and finally get off this crap.
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[Buddie]

Re: Menopause/Hormonal Support
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2014, 08:05:22 am »
I posted something on the [...] thread about hormone replacement therapy that I found on wiki. I should have posted it here I guess.
[...], you said " please don't post anything on HRT from wiki".
Why is that? Is it not good info? I don't understand...

I actually just said "Please don't go to wiki for information on BHRT or any kind of hormone treatment". I said that because I know how unreliable so many non-medical sites can be. I don't want anyone to think that I don't want people to post information from other sources. There’s nothing specifically wrong with wiki. It’s just that it’s not a medical site, and the information is only as good as the person who posted it in the first place. Also, unless the information is constantly updated, it becomes out of date very quickly. I will admit that I haven’t specifically read the wiki site, because I have already done a lot of research on proper medical sites and I've put all that information on this thread (on the first post). 

As more and more research is done on hormone therapy, more and more positive results are found, as well as added benefits of using it. Unfortunately a lot of people have a very biased and negative view of hormone therapy, which is not based on proper research. It is only based on what the media has reported and what other fairly dubious websites have reported (usually so they can sell their own even more dubious products).

I guess the main problem I have with wiki (after a very cursory perusal of the first couple of paragraphs) is that they are implying that bioidentical hormones are only available by being compounded and saying that there are “unfounded claims of safety and efficacy”. This is partly true, but this is only specific to compounded hormones – not the proper bioidentical hormones.

Bioidentical hormones are available on normal prescription, from normal doctors, dispensed by normal pharmacists, are usually covered by insurance (or NHS, PBS etc), perfectly safe to use, do have proven safety, efficacy, reliability and benefits, and are FDA (or each country’s regulatory body) approved. Compounded hormones are not FDA approved and their safety and reliability can be questionable.


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[Buddie]

Re: Menopause/Hormonal Support
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2014, 10:21:32 am »
If you feel it is low progesterone time then give the pill a go
Some women have had bad reactions to progesterone whilst tapering others not
It is all very individual and does mean trial and error

Whether it is the pill or something else there are many options for hormones so you should be a
Ble to ultimately find something the helps.. Just try things and speak to drs and/or possibly an endocrinologist
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[Buddie]

Re: Menopause/Hormonal Support
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2014, 03:04:14 pm »
Do most of you go to a regular doctor for the gyno stuff or a gynecologist? Not sure if I should find one or just stick to an internal medicine dr. I am currently looking for a dr for all my med care and I usually like internal med drs. But as Im 50 now, maybe I need gyno on board too?
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