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Unread 01-31-2006, 04:47 PM
Trying bio-identical hormones

I was on the Climara patch for yrs. and then it just stopped working, hot flushes started again. I am trying bioidentical hormones now and have been on them for 2 mths. and don't feel any better, yet. My TAH was in 1994, is there no end after all these yrs?
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Unread 01-31-2006, 04:51 PM
Trying bio-identical hormones

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Originally Posted by Maria612
I was on the Climara patch for yrs. and then it just stopped working, hot flushes started again. I am trying bioidentical hormones now and have been on them for 2 mths. and don't feel any better, yet. My TAH was in 1994, is there no end after all these yrs?
Hey Maria I am sorry you are having challenges. What symptoms are you having?
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Unread 01-31-2006, 05:00 PM
Trying bio-identical hormones

(((Maria))), I'm sorry that you're still having problems. I've split your reply off to start a new thread so you can get the support and input you need for your own concerns.

As with any hormone therapy, it can take time to adjust. When I first switched from Estratest HS to tri-est and progesterone, I actually felt worse instead of better. After the initial three months of being on that combination some tweaks were made and I started to feel so much better, especially once testosterone was added. (Just for the record, Climara is a bio-identical hormone but contains just one estrogen called estradiol.)

All of my hormones are separate prescriptions. Is that how yours are done? What hormones are you using now?

Hang in there! It sure can get better and we're here to help you find your own path through the Jungle!

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Unread 01-31-2006, 05:39 PM
Trying bio-identical hormones

Hey Lovemonster, I get dry HOT flushes, esp. on my ears, face and thighs. I do not sweat or get night sweats. Sometimes I turn red and feel like I am on fire. They sometimes last minutes to hours and sometimes get the chills. They tell me my levels are fine, so whats up with that. I have been to other drs. to ck. these flushes out and all is fine. I am getting depressed from these flushes or getting flushed from being depressed, who knows? Maria
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Unread 01-31-2006, 05:49 PM
Trying bio-identical hormones

Thanks AprilDawn, I was on bioidentical creams, estrogen and progesterone, but didn't care for the cream, so I am now on BIES 1.25(70/30), PROG 100, in pill form 1am and 1pm. I am really tired of dealing with this at 58 yrs. old, I want to feel better, maybe someday it will all come together.
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Unread 01-31-2006, 06:48 PM
Trying bio-identical hormones

Maria, how are they testing your levels? I found it extremely difficult to find out what my body needed when I was given more than one hormone at a time. I know it can be so devasting to work your way through the jungle. Are you working with a specialist?
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Unread 01-31-2006, 07:06 PM
Trying bio-identical hormones

I had blood workup and saliva tests done. I am working with a gyn/hormone spec. who recommended a coumpound pharmacy and send all my resualts to him.
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Unread 01-31-2006, 07:23 PM
Trying bio-identical hormones

Hi Maria, for me personally the flushing you speak of happens to me when I have too much estrogen, but I know everyone is different. Have you had your thyroid checked as well? Here is a site that I visit frequently that may help you get a better grasp. Also journaling what, when, and how long your symptoms last will give the specialists more power to help you. There is a lot that comes into play in hormones and sometimes can be overwhelming, but it is possible to achieve balance. Sometimes it just takes a while. Good luck! http://www.geocities.com/NoLinks/index.htm
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