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Post Menopausal and Estrogen Replacement

I am 56 and have been Post Menopausal for a long time.  I recently had an Estradial test done and they found no detectable estrogen.  I have been really fatigue, short of breath and having heart palps.  I had started using some Bio Identical Estrogen (BiEst) at a very low dose but I really do not feel great.  Have a lot of hot flashes and overall do not feel good.   Does anyone have any input regarding BiEst and my symptoms.   Is not having estrogen bad?  They tell me it is.  
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Hi Mary,
Maybe your doseage needs to be bumped up. If you're still having hot flashes and do not feel well I think you may need more.
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Hi Mary,

That was my thought as well, that you need more estrogen.  Your body needs estrogen.  You might try using more cream.
Here are symptons of low or no estrogen:
   Hot flashes and night sweats
   Irritability, mood swings and depression
   Loss of libido and energy
   Trouble sleeping
   Urinary incontinence
   Vaginal dryness
   Weight gain (especially in the abdomen, hips and thighs)

I am 54 and was thrown into surgical menopause 20 years ago.  I used synthetic estrogen for 16 years.  I tried to get off of it and wow did I get hit hard with menopause symptoms.  So now I've been on bioidentical hormones for the last 4+ years.  I get estrogen and testosterone.  My delivery method is different than yours.  I get pellets implanted in my hip.
106886 tn?1281291572
First...a quick Hi to Nancy (I am going to ask about the pellets next week...have to have my blood draw tomorrow with the Hormone specialist I see).

Check out my profile by clicking on the blue screen name. I have a ton of information there regarding hormones...

I see you have already made a profile for yourself (thanks for that)...it makes life easier around here.

Take care,

Mary 53
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