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Unread 11-13-2009, 05:17 PM
New to estrogen

Hello, I had my total hysterectomy 10 days ago and was put on estridiol 0.05 mg/day patch. My breasts are tender and I cry easily. I swear I feel 'warm flashes'. Do you think I need more estrogen? My post-op is not for 3 weeks.
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Unread 11-13-2009, 06:09 PM
Re: New to estrogen

Hi!

I'm sorry that you're experiencing those symptoms. Early in recovery it's not unusual to have fluctuating hormone levels which results in symptoms of menopause, even while using hormone therapy. It takes a while for the body to deplete hormones made by the ovaries and it takes time to adjust to the hormone therapy, too.

Making changes too soon can actually make getting balanced harder so if you can wait it out, you may find that the dose your doctor prescribed is the right one for you. For me tender breasts is a sign of too much rather than too little estrogen.

Try keeping a journal of the symptoms you're having so that you can share it with your doctor at your next appointment. If things don't start improving, you can always call the doctor sooner and ask what to do.

I hope you feel better soon!

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Unread 11-13-2009, 07:40 PM
Re: New to estrogen

Wow! Thank you very much. What a great website. This was my first post.
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