I am 50 this year, and have been on the BC pills for about
I am 50 this year, and have been on the BC pills for about 30 years. Should I stop taking the BC pills?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: No not yet. Just thinking about it to myself. I am taking LOETTE, with levonorgestrel 0.100mg, and ethinylestradiol 0.02mgJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: nothing, I have my annual check up and they are all good. i am not on amy medication.
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I'm post menopausal since age 53, I'm now 59. Recently, my
I'm post menopausal since age 53, I'm now 59. Recently, my doctor switched my HRT from prempro to an estrogen patch and progesterone since I have not had a hysterectomy. Today I began spotting. I know this is not a good sign so I called my doctor and made an appointment but nothing available for 2 weeks. Now I very anxious to put it mildly. Could the change in HRT have caused the spotting? It's not bright red, looks reddish brown and only seen on tissue, not enough to stain undergarments...but I do know this is an ominous sign. What percentage of postmenopausal bleeding is caused by malignancy?
I currently have a Merena IUD. It is due to come out
I currently have a Merena IUD. It is due to come out September 2017. I don't want to replace it due to cramps which I believe are because I haven't given birth before.The reason I chose this option is because I have tried others, such as the pill, which made me extremely nauseous. The ring seemed to give me irritation after more than two years of use and I always had fairly frequent migraines. (Zero migraines since IUD)I am wondering if the patch is an option for me, but I am worried because of the higher dose of hormones needed due to the distance to the uterus. I plan to try the patch on its own for at least 6 months.My question is... if for some reason the patch alone gives me problems, is it crazy to want to have the ring for 3 months and switch to the patch for 3 month and maintain a schedule like that? Are there any benefits?
I been in post menapause for 4yrs. I am 59 now...Started
Hi. I been in post menapause for 4yrs. I am 59 now...Started peri men.at age 45...have had severe symptoms .trouble with insomnia,sweats,anxiety,trouble with balance ,back muscle stiffness. Dizziness,disoriented ,fatigue,weakness,vision trouble ,depression, ect. tried everything out here to relieve these symptoms. And started lo dose estrogen patch an progesterone pill 4 days now. How long will it take to relieve some of these symptoms.? Been a nightmare for over ten yrs. ...suffering badly. Most drugs I have paradoxicall effect. An sensitive to many drugs.all tests. Come out normal.....except high cholesterol. .so stiff an head pressure so bad ... help?
Im having pain and a feeling of pressure and burning in
Im having pain and a feeling of pressure and burning in vaginal area. Im 63 and had a hysterectomy 15 years agoJA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?Customer: A couple of days. Pressure in area. No burning when i urinate.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Generally healthy. On no medications. Just low dose hormone patch
Out of nowhere I developed peripheral neuropathy about three
Out of nowhere I developed peripheral neuropathy about three months ago. I had gotten botox beforehand and stopped HRT over the course of about three weeks. It seems idiopathic so far. Could there be any correlation between the HRT withdrawal and/or the botox? I am an anxious wreck and doctors seem divided on whether HRT withdrawal would cause this. Either way I know it hasn't made it any easier! Should I go back on a low dose of the patch. My gynecologist says no problem going off but I've read that you should take a much longer time getting off of it. I have been having heart palpitations and hot flashes and am worried I either created and or made worse an already baffling situation. My GP suggested I go off but gave me no instructions. I was fine at first...
I am concerned. My fertility doctor weaned me off estrogen
I am concerned. My fertility doctor weaned me off estrogen patches at week 5 of pregnancy, then restarted them at week 6. I am concerned about whether or not this will cause a miscarriage. The day my estrogen was restarted, the doctor did an exam to check for baby heartbeat. He was very rough, and the exam was painful. After the exam I started having sharp shooting pains and general vaginal pain that slowly faded through the night. I am worried that the fetus underwent too much strain; a flooding of estrogen again, and possible trauma from deep probing. The doctor was covering for my regular doctor. He thought he was examining a different patient, and I had to correct him of who I was. I am just nervous now. I don't want to seem like a fussy patient, but I don't won't to have to suffer a miscarriage because of mal practice either.
After my hysterectomy... My breasts have dropped... Big
Hi. After my hysterectomy... My breasts have dropped... Big belly...buttocks drooped..gained weight.. Memory loss ..gotten gray...I'm not the same person...it has been six months and still having some cramping..I feel stiff... Hair loss...its crazy.. I'm on the patch estriodo.. Its bad