Have you wondered what exactly were conjugated estrogens? Have you heard the term from your doctor or pharmacist and wondered? Conjugated estrogens are simply a mixed estrogen and not one. These are typically given out in hormone replacement therapy to help regulate the body’s state of flux in the hormone starved menopausal body.
Conjugated estrogens will need to be taken at the same time every day and not missed. Should you miss a dose, don’t double up but take the next dose when scheduled. The woman will need to be watched and monitored for any problems with her breasts (may produce lumps) or her thyroid (may have thyroid issues). Keep a careful and consistent monitoring plan with your healthcare provider if you are going to go on conjugated hormones.
I’m curious to hear from others. If you are going through menopause what are you choosing to use to get you through those tough menopausal symptoms? Are you going with the “grin and bear it” frame of mind, all natural with soy or black cohosh, or are you medicating with hormone replacement therapy? Are you happy with your decision or not? I’m opening up the discussion to all types of menopause relief, so please chime in a response!