Help! lack of hormones

by Joy Vian
(Roswell, New Mexico)

I'm 42 and I had a full hysterectomy when I was 34. Since then I have been on estrotest... about 6 years ago the migraines started. I have tryed every thing to get rid of them, no luck! Now I'm hooked on pain meds, just to make it through a day and to keep the migraines at bay.

I want my old life ,my old self back, like yesterday! I have read all of this information but it is so confuseing and my docter knows nothing of this stuff. I don't know what to ask for or what I should take. Maybe I'm just lacking in some thing. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you... army wife.

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Feb 14, 2009
Help! lack of hormones
by: Wray

Hi Joy. I suggest you come off the oestrogen as it's causing them. I don't believe any woman needs extra testosterone either. Oestrogen is an excitatory hormone, it causes, amongst other things, water retention, clots, dementia, cancer, inflammation by stimulating MMP's (matrix metalloproteinases). If these are over active, as would be the case with an excess of oestrogen in the body, the result is a pathological reaction such as inflammation.

Progesterone is such a good diuretic and anti-inflammatory (it raises levels of IL10, an anti-inflammatory), it is now being used via IV transfusion for brain trauma victims, as it reduces the inflammation and oedema caused by the injury. Progesterone also suppresses the Th1 cytokine response which leads to inflammation.

Initial progesterone use can cause oestrogen dominance symptoms, so might aggravate the migraines. But once this goes the benefit is felt. Please see the web page on oestrogen dominance:

If you do decide to use the progesterone, please start off on a very low dose, about 1/8th tsp and gradually increase it. This should prevent the oestrogen dominance symptoms from being too severe.

Please see this web site for oestrogen:

Take care Wray

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