Menopause Support Group

Menopause is the physiological cessation of menstrual cycles associated with advancing age. It normally occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, when the body begins to slow and stop the production of eggs, estrogen and progesterone production decreases, and menstruation diminishes, eventually stopping altogether.

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Weaning off estrogen

I have been on estrogen for 18 years (don't ask), the doctors screwed up. Most of the time I was on Ogen. For the past several years I have been on bioidentical hormones. Now saliva testing is showing my levels of estradial and estrone and progesterone as too high. My doctor feels it's time to wean me off, and I agree although I'm scared of it. The lower I go on estrogen, the more depressed I am and I am prone to severe depression and don't want to go there again. My doc decided to try the Vivelle Dot, .05 strength. I did this yesterday. I had it on for three hours, and after the first one started all kinds of awful side effects. I called a pharmacist (weekend...can't get the doc) and he advised to take it off...I did....have been sick for two days now and have no other estrogen to take until I try and get the doc tomorrow and hope the compounding pharmacy can get what she decides to do made quickly and shipped to me. Meanwhile, I'm in for a rough road for a few days. I'm looking for people who have tried the Vivelle Dot and what their experiences were or are, and also people who have weaned off estrogen and their story. Thank you so much...I'm scared I'll wean off estrogen and be depressed forever.



I have been on the vivelle patch for 5 months along with prometrium and testosterone. I am also prone to anxiety/depression due to a surgery a year ago. I am currently starting to wean off the patch as I just can't stand the side effects of the prometrium/lexapro mix. I also think that the BHRT treatment is a bit much for me tohandle right now. Lots of blood tests and it seems there is always something else I need to take, like DIM. The testosterone and lexapro are the only things I've taken that seemed to help. The estrogen was a hassle due to withdrawal symptoms etc when I stopped it for my cycle. Let me know what you choose and I will let you know how my weaning goes! Thanks

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