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Will maca block estrogen receptors?

Will maca block hormone receptors?  I had my ovaries, uterus, and cervix removed in 2006.  I use progesterone and testosterone pellets, oral progesterone and dhea, and Armour Thyroid.  My levels were good and I heard maca works well with hrt to optimize it. I got severe acne on my chin and insomnia the month I took maca.  I stopped and my breasts are deflating and I'm having hot flashes.  The Maca is the only change.  I feel like I did when my hormone levels were low.  Have I blocked my receptors?   I'm waiting on blood work to see what my levels are.
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I also had a hysterectomy in 2006. :( I've read that it might act like estrogen. If that's the case then it could explain your hot flashes and deflating breasts. Did you have hot flashes before you started taking maca? Is there some reason you are not taking estrogen?
I am taking estrogen pellets.  That's a typo in my original message.
Are / were you still having symptoms of low estrogen despite having estrogen pellets inserted? Is that why you started taking maca? Or were you hoping it would improve sex drive?
I heard that maca helps hormones be utilized more efficiently.  So I thought I'd try it.  Now I'm thinking that it's better for women who haven't had a hysterectomy.
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