Quick update... talked with gyn assistant, and gyn thinks the problem is LACK of estrogen. Ok, I was put on the depo to stop the estrogen to stop cycling, so first it's too much estrogen, now it's not enough!?
How is it that the apparent solution to hormone problems is to add MORE hormones?! I feel like a guinea pig! On top of it, she wants to use Premarin since I don't react well to synthetics, and she doesn't think synthetics will be effective.
Plus, I have serious ethical reservations to using Premarin. I have horses, I work with horses, I know where it comes from and the ugly side of how it's made. I just don't agree with it. I know it's a godsend to some women, but if it's not an absolute necessity for me, I don't want to use it.
And Mary, I asked about bio-identical hormones. Gyn doesn't like them, apparently.
Any help, any thoughts, any advice, any vodka?
Do you want me to make that a double?
I really know nothing about the effects of all these different types of pills you are taking. But you said you had too much oestrogen? So why try to up the levels?
The only suggestion I can make is to come off the pills for a couple of months and then get all the hormones checked. Maybe its too simple a solution to what appears to be a complicated business. I hope someone can give you the answers you need.
All the best.
Yes, I suggest testing to determine your hormone levels. And, it might also be that you should get a second opinion. I recall your "code name" but not your specific details. If you are of the age and inclination to have (or have more) children, then these issues do indeed need to be addressed, and it might be best that you seek the services of a fertility specialist.
If your dr. is suggesting premerin, and you react to synthetics, you really shouldn't take the premerin.. It is not bioidentical so it is not the same as what your body makes
I'm agreeing with y'all. I react bad to synthetics, but she wants to put me on albeit a natural hormone, but one that's synthetic to my body.
I am wondering if anyone knows how fast endo grows, because I was thinking along the same lines of going off all hormones for a bit, let my body get back to normal, and then see where everything is.
Not really interested in kids....
And yes, scoutshadow, I'd love a double. With an orange twist. ;)
Hi marianne, I just read youyr history. I was on depo-provera years ago and also passed clots and tissue. I only stayed on it one course and felt crappy the whole 3 months. I think your idea of going off everything and trying to let your body take over might be a good one.
I can't recall how old you said you were, but I am assuming you are nowhere near menopause?
Look it up on Wikipedia, there is a lot of information there.
Depo-Provera does not have progesterone in it.
It is a Contraceptive Injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate) manufactured by Pfizer Inc. It is a hormonal birth control method containing the pregnane (17