Does anyone have experience with weight gain while using Minivelle patch ? I use .0375 dosage.
12 May 2013
Despite the dosage weight gain is almost inevitable when your using any type of nonsteroidal synthetic estrogen. Even though your already on a low dose and receiving it @ a 24 hour release rate, maybe you can ask your doctor for a lower dose, either by pill or patch?
Not knowing what your taking it for, you have to ask, yourself do the side effects (weight gain) justify the treatment for which your taking the medication?
Best of luck.
14 May 2013
I disagree with Answer #1, as I have actually lost a little weight after a month or so on Minivelle, without changing anything in my diet or exercise routines. I am on the .05 dose and so far am very pleased. I've been able to sleep soundly through the night again, and the night sweats and hot flashes have completely stopped. Evidently quite a few women do experience some weight gain on the estradiol patch, but it isn't inevitable or a given. My friend gained a few pounds initially, but when she started cutting out carbs, they came right off. Your estradiol and progesterone levels may still need some tweaking, and a gynecologist or endocrinologist with plenty of experience working with bioidenticals should be able to help you find the proper balance.
16 Jun 2013
Yes i am on 0.05 and i have gained 10# while on the patch in 1 month. I lost 53# 3 years ago and kept it off till i started the patch and this is not making me very happy. No matter what i do i am still gaining and i dont eat carbs. I am looking for help on this as well if anyone out there knows what to do HELP!!!
10 Nov 2013
I strongly suggest being under the care of an endocrinologist for HRT. I lived in menopause hell for 3 plus years before finally getting the Minivelle patch (.05), but my doc is also balancing it with progesterone.What I mainly wish to impart to my sisters here is this: jettison ALL crap out of your diets! Quit eating sugar and junk carbs. You will not gain weight, and in fact I lost weight easily, for the first time in my life. I swear if you put in the effort, it will pay off!
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