amw (amw) wrote,

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So i'm officially on menopause pills now. I'm a little concerned, because the websites talking about birth control pills were filled with young girls complaining that they were a bit moody or got acne or something, whereas the websites talking about menopause pills say to watch out for heart disease, breast cancer, blood clots, dementia... Unfortunately because ethinyl estradiol and "conjugated estrogens" are different formulations, i can't figure out how to calculate if my dose is going to change. I know i'll be losing the progestogen from my birth control pill, but i have a feeling my estrogen is going to get upped. Apparently this isn't something you can just check with a blood test, so getting it right is a bit of a black art. It doesn't help that i can't just start from the lowest dose and tell my doctor when the hot flashes stop. He seems to think 0.625mg will be okay, though, so we'll see how i go. I wish i could take a magic osteoporosis-fixing pill and the hell with all these stupid hormones.

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