Hi Dr Minkin, It's been already 3,5 month since I am on Gildess Fe 1/20 , taking it continuosly, and my night sweats and anxiety came back a week ago. I try to do my best not to think about my perimenopausal symptoms, but some days I am just checking my symptoms on the internet. before I started the pill, my estrogen was 40pg/ml , and my progesteron was < 0.5 ng/ml. Is it still ok to feel like I mentioned, or would need to change pills. ( I had to take citapram 20mg and 0,5mg alprazam for PMS and panic, and now the doctor increased it 3 weeks ago to 30mg, ) I know, I am not easy, sorry for disturbing you but your advice would help me a lot! Thanks!
Dear An_254570, Good question; from a theoretical basis, a 20 microgram pill should have enough estrogen to take care of your night sweats. However, occasionally I do see folks who will respond to increasing the strength of their birth control pill to a 30 microgram pill (there is a variety of the Gildess 1/20 at a 30 microgram dose). If you are still experiencing sweats at that level, then I would suggest looking at other causes of sweats (which are possible)-but I'd go after the obvious perimenopausal explanation first. Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon. Mary Jane
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.