I started four times a treatment with transdermal 17-beta-estradiol 25 mcg and always had to stop it after 4-5 weeks because of progressively increasing abdominal side effects (air bloating, borborigms, colon pain and spasms). My colonscopy is normal, blood and genetic tests for predisposition to trombophylia are negative.
According to the product information, these side effects are common.
My physician prescribed me vegetal coal to reduce abdominal air, with poor result; the dose of estradiol cannot be reduced because 25 mcg is the lowest available in my country.
I also searched more information about management of these minor side effects on medical journals, but there is nothing helpful.
What other physicians, who prescribe estradiol as HRT in menopause, recommend patients facing similar symptoms?
What do patients facing similar symptoms do?
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