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No Estrogen...?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Ive just been told i have no estrogen in my body (i havent had a period in 8 months) Has anyone had this or know anything about it? Im scared it'll make me feel less like a woman? It confusing... anyone?
post #2 of 12
I have too much (my chest size can increase several inches overnight!) I wish I could send you some

Did your doctor recommend any treatments?

I know that soy products are busting with estrogen...so soy milk, edamame and tofu wouid all be good, easy sources. Mmmmm...edamame. For a while I was on a diet that was very soy heavy, and you can really replace any dairy with a soy version. Soy yogurt is good and so is soy ice cream. You can get soy protien powder as well.

Good luck!
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanx sweetheart..Ive actually been advised to stay away from SOY as i have been vegan for 4 yrs and all i had was soy.. I dont have good calcium and protein levels so i have to eat bits of meat and milk! Grr

I'll take some estrogen off you! x
post #4 of 12
i'm sorry hun
i have some problems w/ my estrogen and some other thing called endometriosis that's really advanced and i'm taking all kinds of crazy hormone things to supress it.

it's not fun but you're def not any less of a woman!
i'm sorry you have to resort to milk and mean especailly being a vegan for so long. i just hope that it will make u feel better!

i wonder if they'll start putting u on estrogen pills or something.?
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thankyou..

Yeh, im thinking about the pill... I just dont want to gain weight at all and with the pill its ALWAYS a risk..Ive not heard of any that are unlikely.. :/
post #6 of 12
milk contains calcium, but actually uses more calcium to digest then what you get out of it. The balanced diet theory which contains a portion of dairy was spread by the dairy industry long ago, it is a lie.

Look at the top producing dairy countries in the world, and you will see they have the highest percentage of osteoporosis.

I never quite believed it until i did a test, and i cut out milk (except a lil in my tea), no yogurt or mass cheese eating etc, and the white spots on my nails (a sign of a lack of calcium), they all went away. Ive had them forever! And also say by by to flem. Unless your a baby calf, i dont see why you need dairy.

And dont take horse urine supplements!! (thats where they get the estrogren from). The side effects are trueeely horrible. Do research on it before you buy what the doctor is trying to sell you! Never ask an encyclopedia sales men if you need a set of encyclopedias.
post #7 of 12
Hips, do you have enough fat in your diet? I know that you are struggling with food so that is the first thing that comes to mind.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
deffinately not enough fat.. i try to balance my food but always end up with more veg and fruit than bread and meat!

fever2tel interesting what you said about milk-i need to check that out

Its just unnerving knowing i cant have kids as of right now.. :/
post #9 of 12
Hey hips...
I was/is in the same boat as you. We have pm'd a few times. As one stricken with anorexia too, I know the downfalls and struggles as fluctuating or dropped hormone levels. When hubby and I wanted kids, I knew that all my years of fighting anorexia took its toll on my fertility. I went years with no period which made it frustrating especially hearing people say, "Oh, it'll happen" when w/o a period and ovulation it won't.
Or people would say, you need to gain weight and fatten up...the LAST thing a person with an eating disorder wants to hear. I had to resort to fertility drugs...daily injections in my abdomen to get pregnant. Definately not a fun way to plan a pregnancy, but it was successful. I guess not all that bad. The shots were not too bad, just expensive. I call my son the 3 thousand dollar baby
But...watch out if you do have to use fertility meds...multiples occur. I was pregnant with twins until 3 months of pregnancy.
PM me with any questions...I have been through it all too! You are doing your best and trust me when you want a baby, there are wonderful scientific methods. Stay strong
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by fever2tel View Post
milk contains calcium, but actually uses more calcium to digest then what you get out of it. The balanced diet theory which contains a portion of dairy was spread by the dairy industry long ago, it is a lie.

Look at the top producing dairy countries in the world, and you will see they have the highest percentage of osteoporosis.

I never quite believed it until i did a test, and i cut out milk (except a lil in my tea), no yogurt or mass cheese eating etc, and the white spots on my nails (a sign of a lack of calcium), they all went away. Ive had them forever! And also say by by to flem. Unless your a baby calf, i dont see why you need dairy.

And dont take horse urine supplements!! (thats where they get the estrogren from). The side effects are trueeely horrible. Do research on it before you buy what the doctor is trying to sell you! Never ask an encyclopedia sales men if you need a set of encyclopedias.

LOL I like the way you think.

I am sorry you are going thorugh this Hips. I wish I had solid answers for you but I have high estrogen.

I would suggest looking into some supplements for your adrenal glands though becasue when you have hormone imbalances there are other glandular things going on. The ovaries are not the first in the line of glands, the Adrenals and the Thyroid are so it is safe to say if you have estrogen problems, you will also have adrenal problems. It is the trickle down theory one system effects the other but there is an initial problem that has to be addressed first. The estrogen will not get fixed until the adrenals get fixed. And I DO have that problem so if you are interested PM me. I am currently looking for a program to boost my adrenal and thyroid glands.

DHEA and adrenal fatigue
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by hipslikemonroe View Post
deffinately not enough fat.. i try to balance my food but always end up with more veg and fruit than bread and meat!
There are ways to sneak some healthy fats into your diet. Can you eat nuts, or put nut butter on your apples or celery? What about avocados? (A bunch of people here are nuts about avocado shakes.) You could also cook your veggies in olive oil, or put a bit more salad dressing on.

Adding some fat won't make you fat, but if you are still underweight, you are still going to need to address that. It is impossible to recovery from an eating disorder while maintaining a weight that is unhealthily low for your body and by eating less to keep your weight to an unnatural level. Generally, most women will get their period back at a BMI of 17,5-20, and at a body fat percentage around those figures too. Those are not fat numbers!
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
you guys are awesome. thankyou soo much for the advice and info, im going to see my doc soon and discuss some things.. thankyou again... xoxo
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