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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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i have low progesterone,what are the symtoms?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   and does it cause dizzy spells?
User :   low progestreone
User :   what are the symotmos?
User :   symtoms
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I ask you a few questions before i answer ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   42
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have regular periods?
User :   ive had a hystercetomy but still have my tested low on progestreone
User :   estergien still good!
Doctor :   Do you have any hair on your face or breasts ?
User :   yes
User :   both face and breast
User :   not much though
Doctor :   Ok, That is a good sign.
User :   ive put on wieght though
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   When have you undergone the surgery.
Doctor :   i mean hysterectomy.
User :   2 years ago
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   so what do i do?
Doctor :   Some common symptoms include When progesterone levels are very low, infertility may occur because ovulation is not occurring. Another affected aspect can be sex drive or libido, which may be reduced.
User :   i have dizzy spells anything to do with it?
Doctor :   Sometimes low progesterone symptoms can be more dangerous. Chronic depression or anxiety, for instance, Low progesterone levels can create dysfunction of the thyroid gland, and most seriously, certain forms of cancer may be more likely, including uterine cancer.
User :   my uteries is gone so im concerndd about my dizzy spells?
Doctor :   Dizzy spells can be due to low progesterone as it has a helping affect on heart pumping and maintaining low lipid levels
User :   ok so where do i go from here?
Doctor :   1.Pleazse get your s.progesterone levels checked.
User :   i have and their low
Doctor :   2. iF found to be very low , i feel yui should start taking pills for that
User :   which ones do you advise??
Doctor :   I cannot prescribe them here as it is against medical ethics but i can suggest you some .
User :   ok
User :   is a cream advisable?
User :   as im on a troche and its making me sickly
Doctor :   POP are the best pills
Doctor :   Cerazette (or the subdermal implant Implanon)
Doctor :   is otherwise advised for regular release
User :   ok
Doctor :   Norplant and Jadelle are regularly used.
User :   so once progesterone levals get higher i should be ok?
Doctor :   Thesee would release slowly and fixed doses.
User :   should stop headaces and so forth?
User :   headaches
Doctor :   yes.
Doctor :   exactly.
User :   as im on anitmigraine atm
User :   and thats how im putting on wieght
Doctor :   and wouild also help in loosing weight
User :   ok im at 69 kilos atm ;before always sat at 54 kilos
Doctor :   Pls. take high fiber diet and drink at leat 6 lts of water daily
Doctor :   and lots of fruits and veggies
Doctor :   and green leabes
User :   im also sencitive to perfume..instant headaches
User :   sensitive
Doctor :   leaves
Doctor :   That is totally different
User :   really why?
Doctor :   an allergest will look into that unless it originated afte the hysyterectomy.
User :   thought it had to do with migrains
User :   no after i gave birth
Doctor :   Yes that is right.
User :   what do you mean?
User :   ??
Doctor :   It might be realted to migraine but not hystyerectomy.
User :   i think so
Doctor :   I suggest you to take progestin therapy immediately and as soson as posssible,
User :   ok i will
User :   so you think my symtoms are all concetted?
Doctor :   Yes. execept fro allergy to perfumes.
User :   ok imean when i smell stong smells i get a headche straight away
Doctor :   It can be a type of migraine which is of at least 60 types.
User :   what are some?
Doctor :   So long term low dose progestin treatment
User :   ok
User :   looks like time is out
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care , bye for now
Doctor :   get well soon.

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