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Author Topic: Too much or not enough estrogen?  (Read 478 times)

Lisa1966

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Too much or not enough estrogen?
« on: May 18, 2018, 10:20:26 AM »

Hi ladies,I was put on sandrena gel 0.5,but increased to 1mg as was still getting hot flushes.i still get occasional hot flushes,but I can cope with that,itís this feeling in my tummy,which is hard to explain,but I think itís a sort of nervousness,an unsettled feeling,a little nauseous and feel weak,especially my legs. I donít know if itís too much estrogen or not enough,or is this something u just have to live with? I hope u very knowledgeable ladies will be able to steer me in the right direction.
          Thank you
             Lisa x
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Dancinggirl

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Re: Too much or not enough estrogen?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 12:06:43 PM »

I expect your body is adjusting. Give things time. DG x
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Annie0710

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Re: Too much or not enough estrogen?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 12:26:06 PM »

I used to get all jittery when I was on a high oestrogen patch, and then would feel better if I reduced the size patch x
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Age 51
Hysterectomy 1999 age 32 and given 2mg oestrogen due to ovarian failure
Onset of new symptoms  2012 age 45
Diagnosed post meno 2015 age 48
2mg elleste solo til 2015
Started Estradot 75mcg 2015
Sept 2016 scan showed dissolved ovaries
May 2017 oestrogel & Tostran

Lisa1966

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Re: Too much or not enough estrogen?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 01:51:33 PM »

Thank you dg and Annie, itís making me snappy as I have quite a physically demanding job,and itís as if my body is screaming that it needs something,but I donít know what it needs. I have tried 4 different types of hrt,but still not cracked it. It doesnít help that 2 of them I shouldnít have been given,even the 1 Iím on now dr gave me utovlan 5mg. I feel like giving up maybe itís not hrt I need,but had a breakdown last year and donít want to go there again,in fact I canít go there again. I would rather just end it than go down that very dark road again. The drs are useless,and I donít know what to ask for as I donít know.

         Lisa x
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Annie0710

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Re: Too much or not enough estrogen?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 09:21:08 PM »

I donít have experience of sandrena but have had oestrogen by pill, patch and now gel (oestrogel) I find gel the easiest as I can squirt out the right amount, in the early days I just started low and increased half pump every few days until it felt right

Try not the give up x
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Age 51
Hysterectomy 1999 age 32 and given 2mg oestrogen due to ovarian failure
Onset of new symptoms  2012 age 45
Diagnosed post meno 2015 age 48
2mg elleste solo til 2015
Started Estradot 75mcg 2015
Sept 2016 scan showed dissolved ovaries
May 2017 oestrogel & Tostran

Kathleen

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Re: Too much or not enough estrogen?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 09:36:21 AM »

Hello Lisa 1966.

I totally sympathise with you and I am in a similar position. I also get the tummy feeling and I hate it plus  none of the HRTs I've tried have eradicated my symptoms which is very disheartening. Like you I worry that there may be something else going on but I think I should sort out my hormones first to at least rule out that problem. Also the fact that I still have flushes is a clue that the meno hasn't finished with me yet!

I think the only thing to do is to keep asking for help and try everything we can think of to feel better. So sorry that I can't offer you more but I do understand and sending hugs.

Take care.

K.
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Lisa1966

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Re: Too much or not enough estrogen?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 10:11:38 AM »

Thank you Annie & Kathleen,I am going to try 1.5 mg for a few days and see what happens.i can always reduce again if not feeling any better.fingers crossed.

      Lisa x

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Annie0710

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Re: Too much or not enough estrogen?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2018, 01:46:56 PM »

It really is a balancing act and in my opinion, based on my experiences gel helps me eliminate the night sweats but not taking too much that I feel jittery, I could never achieve that on patch or pill x
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Age 51
Hysterectomy 1999 age 32 and given 2mg oestrogen due to ovarian failure
Onset of new symptoms  2012 age 45
Diagnosed post meno 2015 age 48
2mg elleste solo til 2015
Started Estradot 75mcg 2015
Sept 2016 scan showed dissolved ovaries
May 2017 oestrogel & Tostran