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    how much estrace do you use

    I have had so many horrible headaches and moodiness post transfer. So bad I am up at night and can't sleep. Do you think it was from the estrace? maybe I am taking too much? How much do you have to take, and will I keep taking these shots as long as the progesterone? Thanks


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    I am on the vaginal cream (I didn't know that it came in different forms??) and I take 2 mg (I think it's mg's. It's to the #2 on the applicator). I used it 2x a day until I think after transfer and now I just use it at night. It didn't cause me headaches although it does say that on the label, not just in the side effects, so it could be the cause. I was (am still a little) very moody. Grouchy, quick to irritate and quick to anger. Hormones and drugs!
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    I took pills - 4mg per day (2 in am, 2 in pm), but never had any side effects.


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    Hi,

    I was just directed to take 2 pills (1mg each) 3x per day plus I have the vivelle dot patches (2 changed every 3 days) on my belly and I am still shooting PIO. The clinic here doesn't tell me all the numbers and stuff like a lot of you guys know.

    The headache is the worse. I wish I knew how to alleviate it.

    Best of luck to you all.

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    I was on a lot of Estrogen during my last 2 cycles but never had any problems. Everyone is different though. I took 8mg's of Estrace/day. (1 2mg pill, 4 times a day, letting it dissolve under my tongue ) I also used Climara patches too. Perhaps it's got to do with the form of Estrogen you're using?? I would call your RE's office & ask if you can switch to pills and/or patches. LEt us know what you find out!!

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    ~ ZIFT/ICSI #2, to try for #2- March '03- successful
    ~ GS- IVF #1, 7-05 failed. FET 10-05- BFP, m/c 5w5d


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    I have been on Estrace 4mg twice a day for over a week now... no symptoms. I am increasing it to 3 times a day today... so we shall see... I know the Estrace definately helped cure my severe nightly hot flashes I was having from the Loopy Lupron...

    I will be adding the Progesterone Suppositories sometime next week... we shall see about that one too... hopefully no symptoms.
    AmyLeigh 41, DH 40
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    Okay, while I'm on here - what's ESTRACE?


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    Pill form of Estrogen/Estradiol....in a prescription...
    AmyLeigh 41, DH 40
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    Born 12/20/05: Benjamin 5.12oz and Connor 2.8oz the loves of our lives !!!


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    Thank you - just curious because I've never had to take it and see alot of ladies taking that and BCP's.


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