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Unread 07-16-2010, 08:24 PM

I am having a lavh bso next week. I am 34yrs old. I have stage three endo. My dr is going to put me on estrogen only. We won't start that for awhile. He said he would give me two wks or until I am tierd of night sweats or I feel like I could kill.
This is the part that worries me. How long does it take to get your dosage right? What r the side effects? He said my dosage would be less than my body would produce. Thanks for any insite u can give me.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 11:42 PM
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Wonder why your dr would not have you use progesterone in addition to the estrogen if you have endo. My dr would not allow the use of estrogen without accompanying progesterone due to having endo. It makes it a bit more difficult to balance the estrogen right off the bat, but at least you have some protection from the endo keeping on growing with adding progesterone(as it's near to impossible to remove all endo unless you have an endometriosis specialist doing the surgery).

Everyone is different but it took me about 9 months to get my dose right, and I switched delivery methods 3 times and then had to tweak the dosage a few times to get to where it worked well. It only took me 4 days after everything was surgically removed to call the dr for hormones (but I didn't have much stored in my body (post-menopausal levels).

Keep a journal of symptoms and list any/all medications and strengths so you can figure out how hormones are affecting you or whether you need to adjust dose.
Unread 07-17-2010, 12:16 PM
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I am curious about something also. I had a complete hysterectomy about 6 years ago because of endometriosis (I had an endometrioma the size of a small nerf football). Anyway, my doc would not perscribe any hormones for 3 to 4 months after the surgery. She told me the estrogen would cause any remaining endo spots to grow. I had to give those "spots" time to dry up. You might want to ask your doc about that.

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