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35 Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance

1. Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes,
clammy feeling
2. Bouts of rapid heart beat
3. Irritability
4. Mood swings, sudden tears
5. Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night
6. Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier
periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer
7. Loss of libido (see note)
8. Dry vagina, a general drying out that can include eyes,
mouth, joints and skin. (see note)
9. Crashing fatigue
10. Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
11. Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom (see note)
12. Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
13. Disturbing memory lapses
14. Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge
incontinence (see note)
15. Itchy, crawly skin (see note)
16. Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons (see note)
17. Increased tension in muscles
18. Breast tenderness
19. Headache change: increase or decrease
20. Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas
pain, nausea
21. Sudden bouts of bloat
22. Depression (see note)
23. Exacerbation of existing conditions
24. Increase in allergies
25. Weight gain (see note)
26. Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase
in facial hair
27. Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
28. Changes in body odor
29. Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head
(see note)
30. Tingling in the extremities, (see note)
31. Gum problems, increased bleeding
32. Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth,
dry mouth, change in breath odor
33. Osteoporosis (after several years)
34. Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier
35. Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, 'whooshing' buzzing etc.

Symptom 7 (loss of libido) For some women the loss is so great
that they actually find sex repulsive, in much the same way as
they felt before puberty. What hormones give, loss of hormones
can take away.
Symptom 8 (dry vagina) results in painful intercourse
Symptom 11 (doom thoughts) includes thoughts of death,
picturing one's own death
Symptom 14 (incontinence) reflects a general loss of smooth
muscle tone
Symptom 15 (itchy, crawly skin) feeling of ants crawling under
the skin, not just dry itchy skin
Symptom 16 (aching sore joints) may include such problems as
carpal tunnel syndrome
Symptom 22 (depression) different from other depression, the
inability to cope is overwhelming. There is a feeling of loss
of self. Hormone therapy ameliorates the depression
Symptom 25 (weight gain) often around the waist and thighs,
resulting in 'the disappearing waistline
Symptom 29 (shock sensation) "the feeling of a rubber band
snapping in the layer of tissue between skin and muscle. It is
a precursor to a hot flash"
Symptom 30 (tingling in extremities) can also be a symptom of
B-12 deficiency, diabetes, alterations in the flexibility of
blood vessels, or a depletion of potassium or calcium
Some of these signs may also be symptoms of one of the
* hypothyroidism * diabetes
* depression with another etiology * Multiple Sclerosis
* other medical conditions
If you have reason to believe you may have one of these
conditions, please see your doctor for treatment.


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