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by Lara
Sun Apr 07, 2024 12:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 70 year old with night sweats - do I take Estriol?
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Re: 70 year old with night sweats - do I take Estriol?

Hormone therapy can be appropriate for older women in some circumstances. Best to work with your doctor. In the US, qualified naturopathic doctors can be found on the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians website.
by Lara
Sat Apr 06, 2024 11:56 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Post-menstrual syndrome
Replies: 1
Views: 38062

Re: Post-menstrual syndrome

Post-menstrual symptoms can be from iron deficiency.
by Lara
Sat Apr 06, 2024 11:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Loratadine and P5P
Replies: 1
Views: 33284

Re: Loratadine and P5P

In general, it's okay to combine an antihistamine with P5P.
by Lara
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: Hormone Repair Manual
Topic: Can I take progesterone and magnesium glycinate at the same time?
Replies: 1
Views: 37797

Re: Can I take progesterone and magnesium glycinate at the same time?

Progesterone and magnesium can be taken at the same time.
by Lara
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:14 pm
Forum: PCOS
Topic: Spotting and SHBG high
Replies: 1
Views: 31610

Re: Spotting and SHBG high

Have you been tested for thyroid antibodies? Because positive thyroid antibodies (even with normal TSH) can be associated with hypothyroid symptoms, including spotting. See the thyroid discussion in my books.

Of course, there could be other factors.
by Lara
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:13 pm
Forum: PCOS
Topic: Inositol and IUD contraceptive: seperate or together?
Replies: 1
Views: 7714

Re: Inositol and IUD contraceptive: seperate or together?

First, the hormonal IUD does not exactly control PCOS symptoms... It can prevent the abnormal buildup of the uterine lining, but that's it. It does nothing for androgen excess (e.g. acne, hirsutism, weight gain). In fact, because levonorgestrel (the medication in the hormonal IUD) is androgenic (tes...
by Lara
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: PCOS
Topic: Cyclic Progesterone Therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 20123

Re: Cyclic Progesterone Therapy

The simplest strategy is to start to watch for signs of ovulation (e.g. fertile mucus and twinges in the pelvis). When that happens, delay the start of the progesterone for a few days while you assess for the temperature rise.
by Lara
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:09 pm
Forum: PCOS
Topic: Question: Reverse Insulin Resistance in 4 Easy Steps
Replies: 1
Views: 23577

Re: Question: Reverse Insulin Resistance in 4 Easy Steps

I've got a new book coming about insulin resistance, where I discuss testing in more detail. With that lab, the closest test would be the glucose tolerance test (https://www.labcorp.com/tests/101200/gl ... o-protocol) with insulin tested as well as glucose.
by Lara
Thu Jan 25, 2024 3:54 pm
Forum: Other women's health
Topic: allergies and PMDD
Replies: 2
Views: 11874

Re: allergies and PMDD

Symptoms during and just after the bleed can be associated with iron deficiency. Has your doctor mentioned anything about that?

I've just recorded a new podcast episode about the role of histamine and dairy in premenstrual allergy-type symptoms.
by Lara
Thu Jan 25, 2024 3:52 pm
Forum: Other women's health
Topic: Perimenopause and mood
Replies: 2
Views: 16919

Re: Perimenopause and mood

Have you read my perimenopause book Hormone Repair Manual? Depending on what phase of perimenopause you're in, your own estrogen levels could still be quite high. In which case, estrogen can usually just be stopped without tapering down. And yes, progesterone can be used on its own at a higher dose....