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 Rancho Cucamonga CA

Local resource for hormone replacement therapy in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 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.

William J McLeod, MD
8263 Grove Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided By:
Daniel B Channell
(909) 483-1236
8008 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
I Lane Wong, MD
(909) 980-1391
8553 Creekside Pl
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1985

Data Provided By:
William Bryce Mc Leod, MD
(909) 982-7741
8263 Grove Ave Ste 203
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided By:
Robert Armada, DO
1113 Alta Ave Ste 110
Upland, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided By:
Sankiat Vayakornvichitre, MD
PO Box 1134
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chulalongkorn Univ, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1973

Data Provided By:
Urvashi Sura
(909) 980-7743
7365 Carnelian Street
Rancho Curamonga, CA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided By:
Rashidi A Ajani, MD
(909) 620-9858
7777 Milliken Ave Ste 320 # B
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided By:
Urvashi Vijaykumar Sura, MD
(909) 980-7743
7365 Carnelian St Ste 125
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided By:
Yu Sheng Wu
(909) 920-4835
999 San Bernardino Rd
Upland, CA
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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