Thyroid Hormones (Systemic)
Brand name(s): hyro
Last Revised: 06/21/2000
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have you checked your hormone levels, too
sometimes they can do a saliva test and ck your hormones - give you some natural replacements and your sex drive will kick in - it's worth a try - no one like going without -
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Has anyone here used progesterone?
When I was going through menopause in September I turned to the internet to get some information and try to understand the changes that were taking place with me then I ordered some, with all the people saying that it can help. It was suppose to stabilize hormones, hstopthe headaches, hotflashes, and help me to quit than extra pound I had put on... I tried it for three weeks (it may take a while before you notice the 'changes') and I went to a Gyn. He put me on estradiol. Now I feel so much better! The only problem I am having is the patch is suppose to stay on for seven days. It is not true, It only stays on for four days then starts to come off. email@example.com. Jennifer
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Norethindrone- Ending Therapy
Can anyone tell me (generally) how to come off the Norethindrone drug? Is it stopped cold turkey when the Lupron shot wears off (I have endometriosis), or gradually?
I'm supposed to get another Lupron Depot shot this week. However, I can't refill my prescription before having a meeting with my Dr. who isn't available until 8/17. I'm planning to stop the therapy (I've been on it for 9 months), but I'm afraid of sending my hormones into orbit by not stopping the Norethindrone correctly.
Any information on Norethindrone stoppage would be greatly appreciated.
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Medroxyprogesterone to STOP Period?
I am just recently 40 years old. In June, I skipped a period, but pregnancy tests were negative. Had normal ones July and August (I have always been regular since 14). Started my period on Sept 7th with brown discharge which lastest 11 days, then started bleeding on the 18th. It has gone on without stopping through today.
Upon seeing the GYN, he did a pap smear and blood tests, which he said were normal. He recommended that I switch my copper IUD for a Marena plastic one that contains hormones. He suspects that I am starting menopause and will be finished with that before the 5 year timeframe of the IUD.
We discussed medicine to stop the bleeding, but I didn't take it at that time, hoping it would stop on its own. A week later, I called and told him I'm still bleeding and would like to try the medication. He agreed.
My GYN put me on Medroxyprogestrone to stop the bleeding. He said it should take 24 hours to stop, and I would have another normal period when I stopped the medicine, which would be the first of regular periods from then on.
Well, I took the first dose of the stuff on Tuesday, 5 days ago, and the bleeding still hasn't stopped. Everything I've read on this forum tells me that this medication is used to START a period.
Has anyone been put on this drug to stop bleeding? If so, did it work? What did your doctor tell you about it? I'm SO tired of having a 6 week period!!!!
Any help you can give is most appreciated.
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Yes, it really does!! I'm 39 and am currently on and have been before on the drug. Of course, this is dependant on your age no doubt. Your obgyn should know. (But don't believe everything they say) My amenorrhea (lack of menses) is a result of my thyroid condition. I've now realized that it is just a "band-aid" solution for me however. The real problem lies in the thyroid condition I have which must be treated. This is probably the 5th time, at least the 4th, I am using the little white pills since age I guess sometime btw 20. You should take the drug at regular intervals according to the instructions. There are different doses so I'm not certain if there are different intervals. And yes, you can get pregnant after using the drug. -- I did, twice, and with ease let me add!! and I have a 13 1/3 yr son to show for it! Today marks the 2nd month I as well have not had my period. It ****s! I feel like the characters in the Harry Potter movie that get so fat they float away!. I am not fat either but have gained some weight. I just feel extremely bloated!! Given my hereditary, I was doubtful I was yet menopausal. So I show up again at the obgyn and say, give me the little white pill! He laughs but not too much. 7 yrs ago when he put me on birth control to help regulate me, he ardently advised if I want more kids, have them immediately! I was 32 then. I said I was ready but my spouse wasn't and so my clock will have to wait! Just last yr, 6 yrs after he told me to get pregnant immediately, I got pregnant (without conscientiously trying), and although I miscarried - it showed him!! My body is not ready to stop. I think we all know our bodies and better than the doctors know them! I cannot recount the numerous times I've been to the office late with my cycle and my dr. would suspect I was pregnant. He would ask if I had good news and I would say no without having even tested on my own. At first though, I would joke with him saying maybe, you never know, but if I had to bet on it and I love to gamble, I would say no, I'm just late. He would think for sure I was pregnant and be surprised I wasnt even though I'd be 2-3 months late, gain weight, feel nautious and whatever else symptoms could accompany pregnancy! But the 2 times I've been pregant I called him up and I TOLD HIM i was without even home testing!! The 1st time I was 3 months pregnant and getting my periods (figure that one out!!) The second time I was only 7 weeks pregnant - about 5 wks late and I knew immediately that I was not just skipping or late. So, my point, we know our bodies, we just need to listen. I told him that I will be having another child (on my own, naturally) sometime in the next 5 yrs (once my husband matures!) and I want him to deliver my next child so he should be ready and not consider retiring. He laughs but he knows not to laugh too much because its me! The pills work and I'd have been lost without them. I don't however remember exactly how long after finishing the meds that they start. I think btw 3-7 or 3-10 but you've got to realize that each body is different. Trust me, I consider myself an average person of 39 but I know my body is different and reacts different. You've got to learn your body. Following a gall bladder surgery, I had my dr tell me I had him scared and that my insides are unique and he has never seen anything like it before! Can you imagine -now I ask, what purpose did it serve for him to tell me that? I panicked and asked, are you telling me I am a freak of nature!! He said, no, just unique. Funny, it wasn't something I didn't already know but it shocked him! I warned him before the surgery but I guess he didn't take heed. I considered the following unique -- Heart surgery at age 5. Mono in 6th grade (they call that the kissing disease) - trust me I wasn't kissing at that age, my dad would of had my head! Chicken pox at 18. Regular period for 3 months while pregnant. Definatley not your normal Gall bladder surgery in '03. Irregular periods to the hilt! Or yet, am I just normal? That is the question. See, because to me I am very normal, but I must remember to others, my composition is unique. But it's what I've lived with and so it has been normal to me!! And so, yet, with all my uniqueness, I have a very loving, extremely intelligent and handsome (and it isn't just that I'm proud, I am told daily by numerous various sources) son of age 13 1/2. So you figure it out. Listen to your doctors but also ladies, KNOW your own body and do your own research. Get to the root of the problem or the problem or deal with the possibility of the problem repeating itself. CHOICE
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