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Old 08-20-2004, 02:23 AM   #1
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Question re: progesteron and estrogens

I'm a lot confused here about the effects of both hormones during meno. I have noticed that when I have regular cycles (ie 23-24 days apart, four full days of menstruation, no spotting at the end) all my symptoms find a relief. Then, like in the last two months, I experience a nightmare of breast tenderness, weight gain ( I eat very little and healthy but nothing seems to be able to make me lose those dreaded 2 kilos) general bloating, moodiness and all the rest. This happens when my periods are very close (18 days between each) and I have only a couple of days of heavy spotting.
What I wanted to ask you is this: what is the dominant hormone in each phase? I mean, the bloating, weight gaining cycles are the one with a dominance of estrogen or is it the other way round?
Thanks for repairing to my ignorance...

Hey Andrea...didn't know you were undergoing surgery..did you have lytho? How are you feeling today? Hugs


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