Brand name(s): Estinyl; Estrace; Estraderm; Estratab; Estratest; Ogen; Premarin
Other name(s): Conjugated estrogens; Ethinyl estradiol
Estrogen may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and blood clots in the lungs or legs. Tell your doctor if you smoke and if you have or have ever had a heart attack; a stroke; blood clots; high blood pressure; high blood levels of cholesterol or fats; or diabetes. If you are having surgery or will be on bedrest, talk to your doctor about stopping estrogen at least 4 to 6 weeks before the surgery or bedrest. If you experience any of the following side effects, call your doctor immediately: sudden, severe headache; sudden, severe vomiting; sudden partial or complete loss of vision; speech problems; dizziness or faintness; weakness or numbness of an arm or a leg; unusual vaginal bleeding; crushing chest pain or chest heaviness; coughing up blood; sudden shortness of breath; or calf pain. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking estrogen.
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Here's my situation:
I'm a 17 year old transgender female who is currently 5 days on Estrace (4mg daily) for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). I am also on Spironolactone (200mg daily) for an anti-androgen.
I'd like to know of any substances I should avoid that might decrease the effectiveness of the said drugs, especially information regarding the actual effects of alcohol and caffeine.
Alcohol is bad for obvious reasons, since this hormone regimen is an awful stress on my liver, but does it actually alter in any way the effectiveness of the drug? I have also heard rumors that caffeine can slow the effects of it, but the only evidence I have found states that caffeine actually RAISES ones estrogen levels substantially (500mg caffeine daily, or about 5 cups, yields 70% higher estrogen levels in the average person, regardless of gender.)
I've also searched for any form of base website on Estrace, but have turned up empty-handed. Do they have a website that describes what to do and what to avoid once on a regimen?
A penny found is penny to clutter up your purse.
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I've been prescribed Triamterene for water retention from estrogen for menopause. I've been taking for 2 weeks and suddenly have developed severe upper back/shoulder muscle contraction. Any possibility this is a side effect? Thanks.
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