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by Jeslyn
Thu Jan 25, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Perimenopause
Topic: Bio identical progesterone and oily thin hair
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: Bio identical progesterone and oily thin hair

Hi Suzy This is a complex hormonal situation, which is not uncommon around the age of 45, often characterized by changes in menstrual patterns and symptoms like hair changes. Using bioidentical progesterone cyclically is generally helpful for perimenopausal symptoms, but since you've started experie...
by Jeslyn
Wed Jan 17, 2024 4:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Entering Perimenopause with HA/Eating Disorder
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Re: Entering Perimenopause with HA/Eating Disorder

Sorry to hear about your cousin's situation. Eating disorders are so complex, and there's a common misconception that periods can only return with weight gain. There are a few things that could explain what happened - none of which is tied to weight-gain: 1) The body's hormonal system is complex and...
by Jeslyn
Mon Jan 08, 2024 11:23 pm
Forum: Hormone Repair Manual
Topic: Chapter 9 - Iodine Breast Pain
Replies: 2
Views: 11820

Re: Chapter 9 - Iodine Breast Pain

I found this on the Violet website, so maybe it answers your question (highlighting mine). Is this different from other iodine (iodide) supplements currently available? Yes it is different. Violet is created using a novel technology that combines a formulation of two forms of iodine: iodide and ioda...
by Jeslyn
Fri Oct 06, 2023 5:13 pm
Forum: Perimenopause
Topic: perimenopause vaginal dryness
Replies: 1
Views: 14475

Re: perimenopause vaginal dryness

Hi Ebbie. I want to start by clarifying what Estradiol and Norethindrone are (for those who may not know). Estradiol is a bioidentical estrogen - i.e. the same as the estrogen we naturally make. Norethindrone is a progestin - i.e. a chemical compound that's somewhat like progesterone, but with some ...
by Jeslyn
Fri Jun 30, 2023 8:32 pm
Forum: Endometriosis
Topic: Adenomyosis and androgens
Replies: 1
Views: 11736

Re: Adenomyosis and androgens

Your issues with skin sound a lot like post-pill acne. It's a nasty cycle where women are given hormonal birth control to control for acne, but doing that just causes the body to try to produce even more sebum. As soon as you go off the pill, you'll be producing more sebum than ever. Lara talks a lo...
by Jeslyn
Fri Jun 30, 2023 8:24 pm
Forum: Perimenopause
Topic: Puffy eyes taking Prometrium
Replies: 1
Views: 10363

Re: Puffy eyes taking Prometrium

That wouldn't be a common side-effect for Prometrium, but it can cause fluid-retention, which I guess could come in the form of puffiness around the eyes. Are they itchy as well? If they are, then I suspect it's something else and the timing is just coincidence. You could always stop the Prometrium ...
by Jeslyn
Fri Jun 30, 2023 8:20 pm
Forum: Ep11: Medications that cause weight gain
Topic: Utrogestan - progesterone
Replies: 2
Views: 21265

Re: Utrogestan - progesterone

Yes, it could just be water retention, as that can happen with cyclic progesterone. The other potential issue is that cyclic progesterone can cause an increase in appetite in some people. Have you noticed an increase in appetite? Are you eating a lot more than previously? If you aren't eating any mo...
by Jeslyn
Fri Jun 30, 2023 8:11 pm
Forum: Other women's health
Topic: questions about sugar - is Honey off the list?
Replies: 1
Views: 13806

Re: questions about sugar - is Honey off the list?

It depends on the individual. If you are insulin resistant, then you really need to avoid ALL sugar and that includes honey, agave, etc. If you are not insulin resistant then a little honey in your tea (for example) is probably fine. Overall, less refined is better. So honey is pretty good and does ...
by Jeslyn
Tue May 16, 2023 9:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Periods suddenly irregular
Replies: 1
Views: 9550

Re: Periods suddenly irregular

I don't know enough to make sense of all those blood readings, but everything else you say makes it sound like exercise amenorrhoea. From a biological point of view, our menstrual cycles exist to support reproduction. If your body is getting signals of stress and food scarcity, it makes a "choi...
by Jeslyn
Sat May 06, 2023 9:56 pm
Forum: Period Repair Manual
Topic: Endometriosis. Regular IUD Expulsion
Replies: 1
Views: 22093

Re: Endometriosis. Regular IUD Expulsion

Liletta could be a good option. It's very similar to Mirena but it's a smaller frame so your body might tolerate it better.