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 Posted 9/14/2011 4:09:24 PM
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Hi. I'm considering adding DHEA to my regimen, pending a blood test. I'd like to hear from other women who've taken it. Side effects? Changes noticed? Dose? Taken with or without other HRT?

Thanks!
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After taking the female hormone panel blood tests and consulting on line with 2 LifExt doctors, I am taking DHEA, Pregnenoline, BiEstro, and Pro Fem.  It is now 7 months later.  I have tender breasts near the end of each monthly 20-22 days cycle.  I have lost 14 lbs.  The belly fat, etc. is gone, I sleep through the night.  My endurance and muscle strength are much improved, and there is several other improvements in my health and appearance.  I weitht 110, am 5 ft 4 inches tall, and 76 years old.  I won't tell you what my waist line measures, but my friends are jealous.  You bet I am happy with the hormones.
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I take EPA/DHA, one twice daily. Is that the same thing? I should have looked it up before posting to you, but I have so limited time currently to share within the forum. I take supplements as a targeted group for CHF and I don't know how they might work on me individually, but I can tell you that as a group they allow me to participate in the day. I didn't have days in a row before the supplements.

I'll be interested to know what type of responses you receive. I'll also look into comparing the two. They may not be the same.
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I can now post my own experience... At age 55, after about 5 years on oral estadiol (1 mg/day), Prometrium (100 mg every day) and a little testosterone cream, it felt like my hormones were finally settling down... few hot flashes and mood swings, infrequent/light bleeding. I've always been hormonally sensitive... had PMS mood issues and adrenal fatigue, so perimenopause was difficult mood-wise.

3 months ago I added 15 mg DHEA. I've experienced many benefits: memory, libido, inflammation, ability to multi-task and perkier personality. However, I've also had increased hot flashes and mood swings. When my mood is good it's better and much calmer, but it feels like I've restarted perimenopausal ups and downs. In 3 months on DHEA my DHEA-S blood levels went from 88 to 115, so I'm still deficient.

My 53 year old lifepartner started DHEA at the same time. Her before DHEA-S was 190, so she didn't have far to go (and was never hormonally sensitive like me). She's also had an increase in hot flashes but only 1-2 mood swings in the first month. Her mood seems steadier. Benefits: energy, memory, calming.

I will need more DHEA, but I've decided to add pregnenolone first, because I hope it will help smooth out my hormones, which I need for mood stability. Other suggestions?

Any guess how long my hormones are going to keep bouncing? Usually after a hormone change things settle down in 4-6 weeks, but I'm still bouncing at 3 months.

Other experiences?

Thanks,
Elaine


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Has anyone tried green coffee extract? With all the hype, thought I would give it a try.  I am 57 years old and in the last year have noticed increased belly fat while my diet and exercise have stayed the same...Depressing!!  Green coffee extract is said to help in increased weight loss taken twice daily.?
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yup...it worked for me. been taking armour thyroid to get tsh down under 2.0 to aid in losing fat,not weight,with some success(i work out 6 days outa 7 also) when i added the green coffee extract and followed directions i dropped 10 lbs(over 3 months) with out changing eating habits...so for me it does work and i am now on second bottle.
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 Posted 12/30/2012 2:40:45 PM
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Hi. I'm considering adding DHEA to my regimen, pending a blood test. I'd like to hear from other women who've taken it. Side effects? Changes noticed? Dose? Taken with or without other HRT?

Thanks!
Elaine


DHEA is a very underrated supplement for women. However, it is a hormone, and like any hormone, best results come by having blood work done to assess if it's needed, and what dose is optimal. I cover some of those benefits in this article:

DHEA; The Most Underrated Supplement For Women?




Have you ever noticed if a supplement, drug, etc is tried in men, and fails to work, it’s written off as being ineffective? Although improving, it’s well known that men have been the standard subjects in research, with the results often being applied to women as an afterthought.  In recent years, that situation has improved and women are viewed as the physiologically distinct people they are from men, and studies looking at specific effects in women – using women as the test subjects – has grown dramatically. That’s the good news at least. The bad news is, there’s still plenty of research out there done on men, being applied to women, sometimes to the detriment of women. Obviously, men and women are not so different that a great deal of research fails to be perfectly applicable to both sexes, but the fact remains a great deal of prior research was done looking at men, and the results, good or bad, applied to women more as an after thought.

Such is the case with DHEA in my view…

Continued HERE


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I take EPA/DHA, one twice daily. Is that the same thing? I should have looked it up before posting to you, but I have so limited time currently to share within the forum. I take supplements as a targeted group for CHF and I don't know how they might work on me individually, but I can tell you that as a group they allow me to participate in the day. I didn't have days in a row before the supplements.

I'll be interested to know what type of responses you receive. I'll also look into comparing the two. They may not be the same.


DHEA and EPA/DHA are different. The latter are fatty acids derived from LNA and or "fish oils" the former an adrenal hormone.


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I just need to know if any woman here has taken 7 Keto DHEA metabolite capsules from Life Extensions.  IF so what are your experiences, what should I expect if anything?

Please help

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