Re: New thread for a reply to Blondegal
I take EstratestHS. The doseage is 1.25 mg testosterone and .625 mg estrogen.
I have been doing a search on the drug. More topics come up when separating the HS from estratest.
This is some of what I found:
Estratest® 1.25 / 2.5 mg 0.90
Estratest HS® 0.625 / 1.25 mg 0.74
(They did not show .625 for the testosterone. was that a typo?)
"Estratest is a "natural estrogen
According to Kathy Petras in her book The Premature Menopause Book, the estrogen in Estratest is "natural" or the same kind our ovaries make.
Estratest comes in a tablet form and has many doses to choose from.
Most doctors like patients to start on the lowest dose and work their way up if needed to increased doses."
Yes, I have increased libido (Not wild and crazy, just a mild interest, where I used to have zilch!), and I don't mind you asking. I had to take EstratestHS for a few weeks before I experienced that effect. Suggestion here...make sure your husband understands that you need to be romanced and paid more attention to than the routine we sometimes can get into. When hormones are at a deficiency, we need every boost we can get, unlike in our youth! We can get caught up in assuming all the libido loss is physical when in reality we also often have other issues. Sex CAN become so usual and boring that interest can die.
I am watching for unwanted symptoms. It seems like I get a little acne whenever I forget to take a hormone dose! consistency works best for me.
I wonder why you could not break your pills in half and try that? Maybe you started at too high of a dose for you. Maybe you can take it with the Evening Primrose Oil.
Let us know what the new tests show and what your new endo says! TF<p>[This message has been edited by Tree Frog (edited 12-24-2001).]