Help and Support for Hearing Loss

and other ear conditions such as tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hyperacusis. Information on causes of hearing loss. Assistive devices for hearing impaired people.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Blacksburg VA

Local resource for hormone replacement therapy in Blacksburg, VA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to hormone replacement therapy, menopause relief, and hot flash treatments, as well as advice and content on menopause symptoms, hormone therapies, hormone balance, and perimenopause symptoms.

John Joseph Cohee, MD
(727) 842-1030
300 Cohee Rd
Blacksburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided By:
Catherine L Wikoff, MD
(540) 951-7880
3698 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided By:
David L Meincke
(540) 951-1550
3708 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
William H Goodnight III, MD
(540) 951-7880
3698 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided By:
William Apperson Isenhour, MD
(540) 951-1550
Medicine Arts B
Blacksburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1969

Data Provided By:
David Lee Meincke, MD
(540) 951-1550
3708 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Montgomery Regional Hospital, Blacksburg, Va; Carilion New River Valley Hosp, Christiansbrg, Va
Group Practice: Montgomery Obstetrics & Gyn

Data Provided By:
Dr.George Zolovick
(540) 951-1550
3708 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Montgomery Regional
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.9, out of 5 based on 18, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Giovanni Elia, MD
(315) 470-7575
2265 Kraft Dr
Blacksburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Cattol De Sacro Cuore, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Roma, Italy
Graduation Year: 1981

Data Provided By:
George T Zolovick
(540) 951-1550
3708 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
Laurie J Hudgins
(540) 951-1550
3708 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Ear Pain

Answers to Your Questions about Hearing Loss Issues  

  • Home
  • WebLog
June 30, 2009: 9:22 am: Dr. Neil Ototoxic Drugs

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Ear Pain

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A lady explained:

I have recently started taking HRT [hormone replacement therapy] (estrogen only) via a transdermal patch 50mcg, for the last 11 weeks. Since starting HRT I have had a constant pain deep inside my left ear, with intermittent nerve pain radiating behind the ear. It can happen anytime and last from 1 min to 1 hr to all day.

My doctor has examined my ear but can not find anything wrong. I decided to stop the HRT for one week. The pain subsided quite dramatically, however my menopausal symptoms got worse. My doctor suggested I start a lower dose 25mcg. With the lower dose, the pain is mild compared to what it was, (I can live with it), the pain behind the ear has gone and my menopausal symptoms are manageable.

Do you think HRT could have caused this ear problem?

I haven’t heard of ear pain specifically associated with HRT, although it is a reported side effect of Progesterone and a number of “hormone” drugs, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if that is what is happening. (Incidentally, a number of antidepressants have ear pain as a side effect too—all the SSRIs for example.)

The fact that when you stopped the HRT the pain went away is very strong circumstantial evidence that the pain was indeed related to the HRT. Also, the fact that the pain came back when you restarted the HRT is strong corroborating evidence. The clincher is that taking a reduced dose gives you reduced pain.

Obviously, taking the lowest dose that will control most of your symptoms is a wise way to go. Alternately, you could dump the HRT completely and use alternate medicine—herbals, etc. which can help relieve your symptoms without the painful side effects.

--> Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version 1 Comment

One Response

  1. carrie Says:
    after publication. --> February 20th, 2010 at 6:03 am

    I started hrt combined and within 10 days ear drumming started,I think there is a connection although my doctor says otherwise so I have now stopped hrt to see if the ear trouble subsides.

Leave a Comment

Name

Mail (will not be published)

Website

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Archived Entry

  • Post Date :
  • at 9:22 am
  • Category :
  • Ototoxic Drugs
  • Do More :
  • You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site.
Resources:
Categories:
  • American Sign Language (1)
  • Assistive Devices (79)
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) (3)
  • Balance Problems (9)
  • Cell Phones (22)
  • Cochlear Implants (18)
  • Coping Strategies (82)
  • Ear Problems (11)
  • Entertainment (11)
  • Hearing (General) (9)
  • Hearing Aids (72)
  • Hearing Loss (57)
  • Large Vestibular Aq...

Click here to read more from The Center for Hearing Loss Help