Progesterone caused esophageal spasms?
(Flowery Branch, GA)
After starting hormone therapy, I started to get esophageal spasms. I stopped taking progesterone (only taking the estrogen, which was bad advice by my GP) and I noticed my spasms went away.
Two years after that I started bleeding so went to a gynecologist and he put me back on just progesterone. That's when I suffered a severe esophageal spasm that sent me to the ER because it would not go away. I had water brash for hours. They treated me with an inhibitor intravenously. I searched the internet and on one site I read that progesterone can cause spasms due to the relaxing effect on the esophagus muscle.
Do you have information on this? I would like to start back on hormone therapy but afraid of the progesterone causing these spasms again. I have had a total hysterectomy (endometrial cancer caused by taking estrogen alone). I have hot flashes and night sweats. I am 73.