Can I stop estrigen?

I am 35 years old and had a complete hysterectomy 6 months ago. My doctor put me on an estrogen patch 3 months ago since I was having horrible hot flashes and couldn't sleep. The hot flashes have stopped, but I have gained 15 pounds... She put me on Prometrium (progesterone pills) 3 weeks ago and I feel great. I am still gaining weight... Before I had the hysterectomy, I was estrogen dominant. Can the progesterone pills help with my hot flashes? I want to stop the estrogen, I know that is what is causing my weight gain. After a complete hysterectomy can women use progesterone only and not estrogen? Any other suggestion for this horrible weight gain?

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Jun 06, 2014
by: Anonymous

Prometrium is the worst way to take progesterone. It is in oral form and absorption is very poor. You need to switch to bioidentical progesterone cream. I hope you continue to feel better.

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