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On Estrace 1mg after total hysterectomy, still have hot flashes at night. Increased the dosage. Does it cause weight gain ?

I have been on Estrace 1mg for 2 years after total hysterectomy still having some problems with hotflashes at night My Dr increased my dose to 2mg I am worried re taking higher dose due toside effects especially weight gain? I also have had episodes with hives and have had allergy testing done and Dr said she had othercwoman with hives after menopause ? Is it related Sorry i did not know I needed credit card for answer i will disconnect now
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thanks for your query.
Hives is not related to menopause, as it is an allergic situation.
Weight gain is a side effect of the HRT, however , it is not a rule of thumb that you would gain weight after increasing dosage of Estrace.
You can ward off the weight gain by indulging in yoga / exercise right off, before you start experiencing the side effects.
All the best.
Answered: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
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