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Old 07-13-2008, 12:22 AM   #3
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Re: Sjogrens and Osteoporosis?

Hi Osteoblast... yes, I have osteoporosis and I am post menopause, but I went through menopause early due to a hysterectomy when I was 34 (10 years ago). I have been on estrogen via the patch off and on for about 6 years now so I am not sure what is going on. I have been told that my thyroid is fine (but I have uncovered in my own research that your thyroid can be deficient for years before it shows up on a blood test, so I don't really know what to believe there exactly).

What does it mean when you say that estrogen may be implicated in Sjogrens? Does that mean that estrogen may be a cause of Sjogrens or does it mean that it is the other way around (that Sjogrens may do something to your estrogen level)? Sorry to be so dense; I am just trying to learn all I can about Sjogrens so I can fight it well. Thanks for your help!!