My estrogen level is low and I'm worried. Bunch of details inside. [more inside]
How can you, naturally or otherwise, optimize female hormones to help regain the metabolism and hormonal profile of someone in their teens or 20s? (And is this even possible or desirable?) [more inside]
Are pomegranate seeds safe for my 8 year old daughter to eat? [more inside]
Gross food safety/parenting issue of the day: I am freaking out about extra estrogen getting into my daughters' diet via cow's milk, as detailed in this article. My family has a propensity towards early puberty anyway and I really don't want to put my daughters at even more risk for this. My toddler drinks a LOT of milk -- she's a fussy eater and it's the only thing she always wants. I buy organic milk, but as far as I know the organic regs do not address the issue of whether the cows are kept pregnant. Do you know of any sources in the SF bay area for milk that isn't from pregnant cows? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an estrogen product (cream or transdermal spray) I can buy online, without a prescription, to control hot flashes? It needs to provide the equivalent of the 3 mg estradiol that I'm currently getting from a prescription product. [more inside]
I need dietary and lifestyle hacks for increasing my blood estrogen levels. [more inside]
Paging Dr. House. Medical mystery involving girly bits and hormonal madness lurks within. Probably SFW. [more inside]
HormoneFilter: Help me understand complications during the follicular and luteal phase of menstruation. [more inside]
I love me some girly music. Recommend me your favorite unabashedly girly musicians. More detailed description inside. [more inside]
I just got back from Mexico and bought what I hope is their version of Prempro. But now I'm not sure that what I have is the exact formula. I have estrogenos conjugados (Brand is Neradin). Does this have progesterone? Or just estrogen?
Can you suggest articles or books that are anecdotal descriptions of people taking opposite-sex sex hormones? [more inside]
My boyfriend is an avowed vegetarian, almost vegan. Out of respect for him (and the desire to live healthier), I have switched to an almost completely vegetarian diet. Now I've gained weight... why? [more inside]
I've been on estrogen therapy for 26 years - anyone else with similar experience? [more inside]
BirthControl filter: Does anyone else experience fairly extreme side effects from hormonal birth control? I'm on Ortho-TriCyclen Lo (the low estrogen version) and have been for a year. Cons include complete loss of libido, about thirty pounds of weight gain, monthly morning-sickness type symptoms (during the first week of the cycle) and mood swings. Pros seem to be that the anxiety that hit me at thirteen and never lifted seems to be negated while on the pill. In fact, there is about a three-foot thick wall between me and any emotion whatsoever (unless I'm on the placebo). So...am I just a freak? Or has anyone else experienced anything like this? I'm especially concerned with the mental side effects - the extreme distance from emotion & enjoyment.