Oestrogen and thrush
I am currently taking a natural form of HRT in a low doseage.
Although my oestrogen levels are very low, an increase in the doseage causes an outbreak of 'thrush' as the doctor told me I am very oestrogen sensitive.
Since taking the medication, my breasts are tender and have grown 3 bra sizes which I find uncomfortable. I am in a fairly normal weight range and am very active but cannot seem to lose the 3 or 4 kg. extra I am carrying.
If I go off the medication, my warm flushes return and I experience headaches and irritability.
Is it possible to take just the progesterone and not the eostrogen or must I take both together?
I am a little confused... or maybe that's just another symptom of menopause!