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Im 46 one ovary early meno. I went on bio hrt patch 1.5 years ago. When I started on patch my estrogen level was 18. I felt amazing in less than 24 hours after applying .50 patch. Flashes stopped had energy and depression lifted. I started to really go down hill about 6 months ago. Flashes back, deep depression, no energy or interest in much, etc. changed patch to .75 for 6 weeks with no change in symptoms. Changed patch again to 1.00 for the lad4 weeks. Flashes have improved 60% but still depressed tired wake up at 4:30 am 😳 And have to get up cant sleep.
The highest my estrogen ever has been on patch was 42. I recently had it checked again and its currently 24. Myrogesterone is currently 1.5. When the flashes returned 6 months ago i upped prog thinking it would help flashes. got it up to 16.5. Backed off it and now its 1.5. I feel terrible and have gained 30 lbs i 1.5 years. Im at a loss. My estrogen level was at 18 before hrt. With no weight gain. Im trying to protect my heart and bones with hrt buy have not achieved a high enough level on hrt to protect me. I wonder if i achieved 42 estrogen level because I still was producing some estrogen myself along with patch until 6 months ago maybe ovary gave out and dropped mr back to 20 level.
one more key information. I was smoking heavily nd wonder if that had anything to do with absorbtion of patch. I have been non smoking now for 5 weeks. And will never smoke again. Anyways, can you share your thoughts with me on my levels absorbtion and weightgain? Im struggling pretty bad mentally. My memory is shot and i cant concentrate for a whole minute. Thank you for your input and help 🙃
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