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Conjugated Estrogens and You

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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!

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Not being able to tolerate the HRT my doctor prescribed, and also having a sensitivity to soy, I've been muddling through menopause without assistance. It has not been fun, I feel as though I can never regulate my body temperature, and I've been struggling with my weight. It was because of my menopausal weight gain that I started training for marathons a few years ago. I'm now working with a metabolic specialist and personal trainer to help me train my body to stay in my fat burning zone longer.

I've never heard of conjugated hormones. My doctor probably just didn't go there because of the trouble I had with what she already had me try.

Grin and bear it? That would be me, LOL!

May 11, 2009 - 6:35pm

I opted for bioidentical hormones from a reliable compounding pharmacy. This was NOT an option my OB/GYN discussed but approved when I asked about it.

May 11, 2009 - 4:36pm
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