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    Prunella Vulgaris self heal anyone?

    Has anyone tried this herb? I’m looking to raise my progesterone and lower my prolactin. Will lowering prolactin always raise progesterone as a side effect? Because i’m also thinking of my 70 year old mother. I imagine prolactin is low for her and no amount of lowering prolactin will bring...
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    Female help with Vitex?

    Ok it is time to put an end to my crazy bleeding I've had since 2018, when a naturopath tried to detox my liver with glutathione (I speculate it may have caused massive re-circulation of estrogen or it raised my prolactin). Long story short, profuse non-stop bleeding till now and I no longer...
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    Rhodiola estrogenic?

    Hi all! I really would like to give Rhodiola a try again but really worry it might be estrogenic. Anyone have information about this? Notice any effects? thanks.
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    Estrogen test

    Hi all! I’m trying to see if estrogen dominance is the reason for my symptoms and I got a requisition from my doctor. Here’s the problem. It just says estrogen and progesterone. Shouldnt it be testing for Estradiol? Or will labs automatically test for estradiol once they see estrogen? So...
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    Calcium D glucarate for estrogen dominance

    ok so what happens if I take Calcium D glucarate but I am both low in estrogen and progesterone? Have severe estrogen dominance. I have been bleeding nonstop for several months now (six years if we count when this all started) and noticed that my belly swells up and then clots size of my...
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    Why Women are More Prone to Long Covid (and ME/CFS)

    Good piece in the Guardian looking at various theories. Very applicable to ME, as well. One of the things it says is "Some scientists have already begun to describe long Covid as an oestrogen-associated autoimmune disease..." which is very interesting and not something I've seen mentioned...
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    Each hormone deficiency is associated with a distinct kind of fatigue. I had them all.

    Hello, I am a medical student in my last year. For a few years I have been replacing all of my major hormones (see here) and I have been both high and low in many different constellations. From all this I learned 2 things. Each hormone deficiency can cause chronic fatigue. Each hormone...