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Unread 08-12-2010, 08:01 AM
First Week, Natural HRT

Just started bio identicals. I'm taking Vivelle[dot] with DIM. I'm waiting for the great things that are supposed to happen - the absence of hot flashes, the absence of depression, the absence of vaginal dryness.

Hasn't happened yet.

Instead, I'm tired and wake up with headaches - bad ones.

Has anyone else experienced headaches with DIM and/or natural HRT? I know its early and that I have to wait a few weeks and work out the right dosage w/ my dr. But after two years of crushing depression as a result of early menopause, I'm ready to feel better.
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Unread 08-14-2010, 04:14 PM
Re: First Week, Natural HRT


I have been using hrt for a few years. I tried DIM for about a month. It was a disaster. It took a while for me to figure out that it was the DIM that was disrupting things. I can't seem to use it because I each time I try it I experience low estrogen symptoms...crushing depression, anxiety, insomnia, and headaches.

You may want to try the estrogen alone at first (for a few months) and then add in the DIM to see if you can tolerate both. I think DIM is great but I can't tolerate it with ERT.

Also, keep a journal of your symptoms to track how you are doing.

Good luck!
Unread 11-05-2010, 05:20 PM
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I tried progesterone cream and it gave me a headache. I rubbed some in headache. Didn't rub some in the next day no headache. Rubbed some on again and had a headache. That was my experience.

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