Please tell me Estradiol helped you 😩

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First day of estrogen patch only and turns out this is one of the worst days I’ve have since this started so I slapped it on.

Having a really hard time with fatigue tonight and feel very down ... praying this patch helps ... only been a few hours but dr said expect results in 2-3 days . S.O.S.

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    Hi lori

    I'm sorry you've had suchba hard time. I hope this one works for you. The problem is probably also made worse by the changes to the treatments too, for the first few days/months of any they knock you sideways.... No doubt they all come with a different side effect....so think you have to find a way to pass the time. Do you do any kind of meditation /breathing exercises? Xx

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    Sorry to hear you are having such a bad time.. yes it works for me but it does take a wee while for it to kick in and your body get used to the difference.

    sending you a hug

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    Hi Lori please let me know how you get on I have the same patches waiting to use, I too have days which are bareable and days which are a lot lot harder. I have the patches here as a security blanket for the days where I have no choice but to use them I know they take time to kick in but I feel a bit better knowing they are here,

    I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    I am now suffering with tight leg muscles on top of everything elses....whats that all about? 

    Please keep me posted, good luck and all the best x

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      Hi Janet, I get that too, the tight leg muscles at the top of both my legs , feels like someone's squeezing them or like I've done a bunch of squats but I have not.. I've had this symptom come and go monthly for over a year now. I'm not on any hormones.

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      Hi Gypsy it feels really weird when I walk, I feel like a zombie, I'm not having a good day today feeling very weepy, and still very tired, a friend passed by today and exclaimed oh you're losing weight which I have because my appetite has gone down I am not eating a lot of sweet things because I am having trouble with my teeth and gums does not make me feel good because I am fed up and worrying about when all this is going to be over so I can get on with my life. Mybe I should just take the patches and hopefully things will improve.

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      I know so hard to deal with all these crazy symptoms, I also am waiting for the day things improve, but feels like they (symptoms) are more intense then ever.. I'm crying at least 2 weeks out of the month and sad and gloomy on the other days if I'm not crying.. Scary stuff.. And yes the weightloss can be awful I've lost a bunch of weight too, its the worst when you don't enjoy eating you are just doing it to sustain life! I use to enjoy foods but honestly I'm so sensitive to just about everything now a days food wise , and not just foods its soaps and strong smells of perfumes , many things bother me so I just stay away from it all and follow a simple diet focusing on lean meats eggs salads fruits veggies and nuts and seeds, I cook from scratch and no gluten bothers me bad and the joints,, I'm waiting for better days ahead, and praying for us all on here.. Hope your feeling better soon?

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      Thanks Gypsy you too, thank God again for this forum and you ladies I have never felt so unwell, alone and unhappy it still feels like I'm having a very bad dream and I will wake up to find that none of this is real, it sure helps to know that you and others are there but I'm just so sad that we are suffering.

      Take care and best wishes.  xxx

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      Yes I’m exactly the same ... no appetite I lost 25lbs but I eat and sustain a very healthy lifestyle . My diet too is veg nuts seeds eggs .. a little fish here and there and loads of exercise . 

      It’s the general feeling of not being on the right schedule going to bed too early and waking up too early ... I seem to not be able to relax ..... take a nap . But however tired I am I make myself workout . 

      And yes strong perfume annoys me now makes me feel sick . 

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      Hi Janet 

      It’s the feeling like you’re not in your own body ... the body and mind you’ve been  used to  for 50 years ... everything is turned upside down ! 

      I’ll let you know about the patch please feel free to contact me . They say just rude the wave and do it naturally but after months of this and life passing me by .... I’d rather do the patch for a while . I need a break from this and all this worry . I heard that some women use the patch and go off it and have no further symptoms and others get them all back ... so it’s a gamble . 

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      Hi Lori. I have been on everol 50 for 2 weeks. I also have low iron levels which my doctor told me last week so now on iron tablets. My doctor said if I was still experiencing anxiety, low mood etc in 4 weeks to go back & she would either up my patch or anti depressants which I really don't want to go on. I have an appointment with a councillor on Monday which I am hoping will help with the panic attacks. Sending you lots of hugs xx

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      I noticed on the combo patch my panic got much better and I was a lot calmer however it made me teary and very depressed which dr said was the progesterone . So I’m doing estrogen only for 3 months .

      Have you felt any relief ? It’s only day 2 for me ... here’s hoping . 

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      Hi Gyspy smile

      yes you were talking about being sensitive to smells and things.

      So has changed my life the sensory aspect of things.

      I can only wear certain bras (i have two) and they have no underwire, all clothes must be simple, soft, easy to wear and nothing whatsoever binding or tight.

      Many smells are way too much for me to handle, perfumes, soaps, detergents, all of it i cant stand now.

      Even makeup, i just use lip gloss and a tiny bit of mascara.

      Jewlrey, ive lost interest in most of this except for a small color of earring so i can say im still female.

      its soo weird. Same with sheets, and pillow, and socks, icould go on and on, its like i mad...

      same with foods, so many things i can NOT eat and am totally tuned off to. I eat because must eat to live, i eat like its a job.

      used to be 130, and im 5'7'' now i 116, and this is not good for me.

      always a pleasure to hear from you

      xoxox

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      Unfortunately i have noticed this as well.

      Where are all of the success stories?

      Im seriously hoping its because they are out livin life, not surving life like us here..

      Its a little unnerving though i will say..where are the success stories? I do have faith that it gets better because so many women have said at least that..

      I have a good friend in houston, and she tells me that it stays the same, but more manageable and less intense.I didnt need to hear that from her quite frankly.

      x0x0

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      Hi Maui, I can relate to everything that you listed! All that and more bother me just the same, thought I was the only one.. Even with the clothes can't have anything tight around my stomach or at top by bra or I feel like I can't breathe and for some reason it traps gas more and can make me belch. All so very strange, but hopefully one day it works itself out because its no fun being sensitive to all this.. Take care ?

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      Hi Susan 

      How long did you do the full patch for ? My boobs are a bit tender too. Let me know how you go on with the half . I don’t want to feel like a different person ... just want to go back to feeling like myself . 

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      Come of it just don't feel right bust aches rotten still, waiting to see a psychiatrist still, joints kill me , I have ordered some turmeric capsules to try , I am on prozac 10mg but don't feel it's helping, feel very dizzy and depressed,

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