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How safe is taking Prometrium?

I ve been on Vivelle dot 0.05 for 3 months, applied 2X a week with Prometrium 200 mg daily. My moods have improved, my skin & soft tissues have been better, however, I m gaining torso fat inspite of regular cardio & weight bearing exercises, lots of water, 7 hrs sleep & eating right. I m more afraid of the esteadiol s side effects & hate my fatty torso. I wanted to stop Estradiol but wants to continue Prometrium. Can I do that? I love how Prometrium makes me sleep well. Please advice how to taper off then stopping estradiol for good. Thanks.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015
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Hello,
You can stop the estrogen but the prometrium is more likely to cause weight gain than the estrogen. It is a difficult problem. The only way to avoid the weight gain from the prometrium is to cut back calories and increase your exercise.
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How safe is taking Prometrium?

Hello, You can stop the estrogen but the prometrium is more likely to cause weight gain than the estrogen. It is a difficult problem. The only way to avoid the weight gain from the prometrium is to cut back calories and increase your exercise. Regards